I have produced my first vlog! So, if you want a more visual representation of what this post you are welcome to skip to that. Otherwise, welcome to the latest dad’s ideas (changed the name slightly). This time around I want to talk a bit about how to be more productive. The past week or so, I have not always been incredibly productive. I may have given into the temptation of spending too much time in front of a screen. However, I decided a way to combat my lethargy was to start challenging myself in a new way, vlogging. So, on with the show:
Make a To Do List
Having a check sheet for the various jobs that you want to achieve each day can be a great encouragement. However, I know some people can find them demoralising. For me, I really need to have a list of things to remember to do each day. If I don’t I tend to forget or my day often lacks structure. I use my phones native reminders app, as my to do list. It’s great because I can sync up with my wife’s phone if we are sharing a task, like shopping lists. Sometimes though things don’t always work out the way you planned them…
Have a Plan, But Things Change
Having a general outline and plan for the day in the morning is a good practice to have. However, the famous saying goes ‘The best laid plans…’ I never remember how that actually ends. I have always just said that much and stopped. Never mind, I digress. Be open to the plan changing, you will see in tomorrows vlog that my day didn’t begin according to plan. However, I’ll tell you now it all works out in the end.
Have a mindset or attitude that you want to achieve something each day. I wanted to start my vlog so that each day I can create something new. It kind of forces me to be productive. So, I can’t just sit at home and do nothing everyday. I am hoping that this change in mindset will help me to do more. Though, I don’t want that to mean that everyday I have to be super busy. It just means I would like to achieve something everyday.
I hope you can follow me on this journey into the future. Check out my YouTube channel here. Have a watch of the vlog, Let me know what you think, I plan to do an episode every weekday and a Q&A/short episode on Wednesday. The videos should be uploaded the following weekday morning. Anyway here is the vlog:
If you have any questions for me please leave them in the comments here, otherwise have a great day and see you next time! Don’t forget to check out what we got up to last week.
Oh and here is the Bible verse for this week from Colossians 3:23-24:
‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.’