What Are Your Most Essential Daily Tasks? + Life Stuff

As many of you know, I’ve been pretty busy trying to deal with moving and things like that. That means packing, looking for a place, and all of those types of things. My grandpa also got a little bit worse and the family all got together to build wheelchair ramps, put in new and better flooring in house, and get rid of the kitchen island to make it easier for him to get around in his wheelchair. And like always… a few days after we thought he had hit his worse, he was getting better. He actually got up and walked around with his cane at one point! Glad he keeps going strong.

Luckily I had a few breaks for some fun things. My grandmother just turned 80 (and shows no signs of stopping) and my little sister had a birthday as well! (She’s in elementary school and she just as so much energy… the whole day it was soccer, catch, tether ball… I could barely move the next day my muscles hurt so bad.)

Well, because life needed to be more important for a while, work took a back burner. It sucks because I love blogging and connecting with you guys but on the other hand I’m glad I was able to focus on the things that needed my attention without losing all of my income. The one thing I had to do was figure out what I MUST do each day on the computer and limit myself to just that. For me those things were…

  1. Check my email twice a day for emails from clients and affiliates.
  2. Watch PayPal for transfers to make sure nothing odd is going on there.
  3. Approve blog comments. This one didn’t take too long since I wasn’t posting anything new.
  4. Check in with a quick post on Facebook and Twitter at least every few days so people know I’m still around.
  5. Deal with anyΒ big problems that come up, such as issues with hosting or if a client/affiliate has a problem.
  6. Pay affiliates on the right day. I almost forgot because I packed my calendar but a nice lady emailed me saying that if I wanted to wait to pay commissions they wouldn’t mind. It reminded me to do it that day.

Basically… I’d sit down and do those things and get back to where ever I was needed.

If you were ever in a situation where you had to seriously limit your work, which tasks would be on your list?

And a bit thanks to all of you who messaged, commented, and emailed to check in on me. It means the world to me that I’ve got so many people who care! Sorry if I made you worry. πŸ™‚

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  1. Glad to hear that all is well with your family. It is good that this type of business allows you to take the time you need to go share special moments.

    Hope you don’t ache too much from running around after your little sis πŸ™‚
    Victoria @ My Daily Cuppa recently posted..The 90 Day Product Creation Challenge – Week Two – Create a Work Schedule That Suits YouMy Profile

  2. Sometimes life is more important and I’m glad you were able to do that stuff instead of worrying about work all day every day. I was sick this week and last and should have taken more time off, because I made a lot of really dumb mistakes – there’s another lesson there! I am also moving in just over a week so I know how you feel. I am a little in denial about the packing right now πŸ˜‰
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  3. Hi Amanda,
    I was feeling the same way for the last two weeks. I feel like I have to start from the very beginning now.

    But, I spent two wonderful weeks with a daughter I seldom get to see and two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. To me, this (life) is about making memories and cherishing those we love. We will never regret this time spent with family.

    So what if I have to start from scratch? There is no real deadline. I just have to start and re-start if necessary. With you, the really important things got done. The reason you’re doing this kind of work is for the freedom to take part in life. Your grandfather is very grateful, I can assure you. The freedom you have to do things for him cannot be replaced by anything.

    Great post and thanks.
    Ruth Clark recently posted..Catching UpMy Profile

    • I guess we’ll both be going through this together then! I feel like I need to start over on a few projects because I lost momentum and can’t seem to jump in where I left off, like my info product. I think the best thing I can do is put that work to the side and start over with fresh eyes.

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