If you want to be productive, automation almost has to be a part of your process. Automation is the process of making a process or system operate automatically. Automating your systems helps tame the chaos you may feel when trying to do “all the things.”
Examples of Automations in my 4 Systems
Every Tuesday night is my “self-care” night.
I apply a face mask when I’m running the water for my bath.
I listen to a book when I’m soaking in the tub.
I always read my affirmations after I read my Bible in the morning.
I always exercise to an audiobook or podcast.
I disable almost all notifications on my phone so they aren’t disruptive.
I add collagen powder to my tea and take my vitamins/supplements at the same time.
When I make casserole or bake, I always double the recipe and freeze the second batch.
I always bring the same food items to my family or friend events!
Sundays are a day for rest and time together as a family.
Playdates must involve everyone!
All appointments are scheduled for Wednesdays, when I block off time to run errands.
I always pray in the car before we listen to anything (and my kids KNOW this).
I always call my sister when I’m folding my laundry (it helps me look forward to the task)!
I treat myself to tea when I’m out running errands on Wednesday mornings.
I immediately break projects down into smaller steps or phases.
I check my daily agenda sheet first thing every morning and I do my tasks first and I check email at 11 am and 1pm every day so I don’t feel tied to my computer.
I send a coffee gift card for staff birthdays (I bulk buy birthday cards and gift cards, so I always have them on hand).
I always listen to a book or podcast when I am traveling in the car.