I blinked and it was gone.
Anyone else feel like September was a rug that got pulled from beneath you?
Holy smokes! I blinked and it was gone.
It’s not news that if you ask any mom how she’s doing you’ll get one response more often than any other:
But September was some kind of next-level busy.
What do say we redefine busy for October?
Balance is the new busy.
Did you forge into this new month with purpose and a plan? (If yes, do share!)
If not, that’s okay. It’s not too late.
Give yourself grace and reset with a few productivity tips and tools that will help you have an October that functions for YOU!
Oh, and strive for balance because balance is the new busy and imagine being asked how you’re doing and replying “balanced.”
The first tool comes from us. It’s a checklist that offers 4 Simple Routines to Reduce Your Daily Chaos. Use it to take back your time and energy.
On to what the experts have to offer…
“Productivity is just like a rubber band: you have to pull back and stop in order to launch forward with power.”
That quote comes from Laura Mae Martin, Executive Productivity Advisor at Google and author of the article, I’m a Mom and a Productivity Expert: Here Are 5 Tips to Stay On Track.
It’s a very quick read and her 5 tips are in direct alignment with how Amanda and I approach productivity on a daily basis. Spoiler alert: balance is the new busy!
There’s a podcast for that!
Read the article then pop in your earbuds because Amanda did not disappoint with this week’s featured podcast episode.
Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius podcast lays out a realistic plan for getting the most out of your October. And bonus, the episode is only 13 minutes!
Her motto is “be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t” and we couldn’t agree more!
👩🏽💻 The Grace Lab
Join the BIZI Mom Pod Squad on Fridays at 2pm ET in The Grace Lab on Zoom.
It’s like a book club except instead of reading an entire book, you just have to listen to a single podcast episode.
Use it as an excuse to pop in your headphones and listen while you go for a walk or tackle something you’ve been avoiding (like folding laundry… just me?).
Listen to the episode on tap for the week found here, then join us on Zoom!
🎧 The Podcast Playlist for Busy Moms
Listen to our September playlist. Remember to 💚 it to save it to your Spotify library. Chip away at it while you sip your coffee, drive, walk, exercise, organize, fold laundry, cook, clean, etc.!
🐝 BIZI: An Online Community for Busy Moms
Join the online community that brings busy moms together to manage mom life with grace. We share tips, tools, resources, and more. Find connection in the BIZI Moms Community!
At Grace in the Race, our mission is to provide moms with tools and resources to take back their time and energy.