I’ve been a time managing, color coding, organization nerd since grade school. (#nobutreally) I was the girl who used a homework planner, color coded her school supplies by subject, took the neatest and most detailed notes in class, and spent every single free period in the library.
That’s right, I was the Hermione Granger of my class!! #proud
When I launched my first business (a wedding blog in 2010), I became aware of the BUSY and HUSTLE mentality that so many female entrepreneurs adopt when they become their own boss. I thought that hours and hours behind the computer was “the life of a female entrepreneur” and so I adopted the same schedule and mentality.
But I burnt out. Fast.
I couldn’t keep doing what I was doing if I was just going to keep feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and just plain over everything. I needed to change my ways and fast.
So I started using a planner again. I created systems for my inbox, blog, social media, and more. I started planning, scheduling, organizing, color coding, and using my time wisely again.