Top Tips For Being Awesome And Getting Stuff Done

Multi-tasking is one of those essential skills that every mum needs, and if you’re a work at home mum or freelancer it’s even more vital that you can juggle several things at once.

But, if you have a never-ending to-do list and struggle to find enough hours in the day to get it all done, I have some hacks to maximise your productivity. Here are my top tips for being awesome and getting stuff done…

Take yourself away from distractions

If the house is a mess and all you can think about is tidying up, it might be best to go and work in a coffee shop for a couple of hours. If you have to be at home, make sure you turn off the TV to avoid being distracted by daytime television.

Write lists

The world can be divided into 2 types of people, those who write lists and those who don’t. As a lover of lists, I can guarantee that you’ll get more done if you write down your tasks and tick them off as you go. If you’re a bit of a stationery geek you can also use it as an excuse to buy pretty pens and note books!


When writing your lovely lists make sure you put the most important things at the top. The worst thing you can do when you’re working for yourself is missing important deadlines that your clients are waiting for.

Don’t promise too much

It’s hard not to see the pound signs when you are offered extra work but try to be realistic. If you can only fit 4 or 5 hours work around the school run, don’t take on any more. You’ll only end up stressed out at midnight when you’re tired and still trying to get everything finished.

Take regular breaks

The benefit of working for yourself is that you can take breaks whenever you want (that and being able to work in your PJs!). Neckache, backache and headaches are common when using computers for long periods of time, so take advantage of the fact you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck and make sure you get up, have a stretch and make a cup of coffee every so often.

Pat yourself on the back

If you manage to cross lots of tasks of your list, or finish a big project before the deadline then give yourself credit for being awesome…and maybe have a nice slice of cake as a reward!

If you have any other good tips feel free to leave them in the comments section, or tweet or facebook me via the links at the side.


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19 thoughts on “Top Tips For Being Awesome And Getting Stuff Done

  1. aspiringyummymummy says:

    Love organisation tips! I’m a list lover too and totally agree that writing a list can be super productive, a little scary at first to see everything you’ve got to do but amazing when you tick things off! x

  2. Sunita says:

    Some great tips here. Breaks are so important. I have a part-time job and so I’m sitting at the desk a lot! Even though I’m organised about being organised the list never stops growing! #KCACOLS

  3. teachingmum81 says:

    Ah, if only I was lucky enough to work for myself. I do however write lists. My teacher lists never ends. Even now I am holiday, it’s slowly growing. Fab tips and yes to fancy pens! #kcacols

  4. Jane Taylor says:

    I love, love, love lists and organising! And stationery! We’re towing our caravan as we speak, packed with the help of an excel spreadsheet !!! Thanks for reminding me of what I should be doing but forget…#kcacols

  5. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons says:

    I am a big list maker! Although you got it right with your stationery comment – I’m also a big stationery fan! Nothing makes me happier than a nice prioritised list to work through, ticking each item off. I do need to get better at the taking breaks advice though – it’s so easy to get caught up in something and then realise you’ve been working for hours straight! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  6. Beta Mummy says:

    I love a list! I’m a working mum (not at home though) and my To-do list is essential. In fact I have several to-do lists at any one time!

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