035: Automations: Systems that Work FOR You

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035: Automations: Systems that Work FOR You

Learn how to use automations as a system that will help you with tasks that need to be done very week or every month. We’re continuing our topic for this season all about personalized systems by discussing how automations can help you take the thinking out of it, as you break down and easily manage tasks, allowing you to complete any goal and project on time and without stress.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Eliminate decision fatigue by implementing automations into your lifestyle.
  • How to make sure automating tasks works for you at home and at work so that you always complete your tasks and projects.
  • Everyday examples of how I automate my chores, projects and tasks, and you can too.
  • Actionable tips and how to use your free download to help you create your own automation systems.

What To Do Next:

  • Use the Scheduling Worksheet (linked below) to create automations for yourself at home, work or in your personal life.
  • Visit our free online community on Facebook and join in the conversation about automations.

Resources and Links

  • CLICK HERE to download your Scheduling Worksheet or by filling in the drop-down box on this page.
  • Create a monthly task list of what you need to do each month throughout the year. These things are tasks that aren’t scheduled as part of our normal automations. For example: fertilize the yard in April and then again in October; disinfect the dishwasher in March, June, September, and December; waterproof the deck in April. For work, we do things like checking shipping rates in February. We do a rehouse reorganization in March and again in August.
  • When you’re creating automations, consider consolidating your chores into batches. Dedicate batch time for cooking, cleaning, finances, whatever. This can be more effective than sporadically doing these chores throughout the week. You can even automate which days you do different activities
  • Use your free download to write down the tasks that you do every day. Those are going to be things that you’re going to try to turn into habits and do daily. Then use the section for your weekly tasks. Ask yourself: What are the tasks that happen every single week? Which tasks do you need to do every month? And what are some tasks that you do repeatedly and you can start to automate?
  • TIP: go back and look at your calendar from this past month, and maybe even the month before, to get an idea of what it is that you’re doing on a regular basis. Then you can start plugging them into your automations calendar.
  • TIP: Don’t pile a bunch of things onto Monday. Make sure that you’re keeping the harmony in your planning. When you’re doing the automations calendar, think about tasks that possibly go together so you could batch items together. Have one day that’s dedicated to cleaning and another day that’s dedicated to most of your cooking for the week.
  • Join in the conversation all about productivity at inkWELL Press Productivity Co. – our free online community all about productivity.
Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton