Raki Wright

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Working Moms Celebrate National Flex Day

National Flex Day is a day to celebrate work flexibility, especially for working moms.

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This is Day 21 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.
I gladly support Working Mother magazine’s National Flex Day:

National Flex Day will be an annual, nationwide campaign to promote the power of flexible work arrangements, from flextime and telework to compressed work weeks and career flexibility. Created in honor of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, all of which offer flexible work arrangements, National Flex Day will take place each year on the third Tuesday of every October, during National Work and Family Month.

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How Podcasts Can Help You Get More Done

Ever wish you could use all of your senses more effectively? You can simply listen and get more done.

Ever wish you could use all of your senses more effectively? You can simply listen and get more done. Perfect for commuters.

This is Day 10 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.

I spend an hour traveling each day to drop my daughter off at preschool in the morning and drive to work. In the evening, I spend an hour driving to pick my daughter up in the afternoon, and drive home.  Rather than complain or be sour about it, I decided to use that time as wisely as I can.  If I am in the car alone, these are ways I can still be productive. Continue reading…

Stop Trying To Do It All

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you try to be everything to everybody. There’s an easy solution.

Sometimes you can find more efficient ways, ask someone else to help, or get creative to just get it done. Other times, you may simply need to let it go.
 

This is Day 9 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.

You don’t have enough time to get everything done.
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Why You Need to Use a Timer

A timer can offset the negative emotional implications of any task.

If you overestimate, underestimate, or lose track of time, you need to use a timer.

This is Day 8 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.

If you overestimate, underestimate, or lose track of time, you need to use a timer. Continue reading…

Swap Childcare

Looking for a way to free up some time and occupy your kids at the same time? Swap childcare in a babysitting co-op or among friends and family.

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This is Day 7 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.

A great way to squeeze more productivity into your schedule is swapping childcare with someone else. Continue reading…