Do you ever feel like there is not enough time in the day?
Want to do something and frequently forget and then remember when it’s too late?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you need to get done?
Did you answer yes to any of these questions?
Well, ME too! Life is busy all the time and working full time requires me to make the most of the time. That means breaking things down into easy to do tasks and being efficient at Time Management.
Break down your week – Set a Routine for Time Management
There are lots of different ways to make the most of your time. You will hear about many different methods and everyone has an opinion on what works best. Want to know the secret to what is the absolute must use methodology?
Yeah I knew you would! The one that YOU must use – is the one that works for you. If someone tries to sell you the perfect method you should probably stop listening to them. There is no magic bullet in time management. Time management is different for each person.
Something that does work for a lot of people is to set a routine. Making your week into small, easy-to-accomplish tasks will automatically make you more accountable and ultimately more successful.
Every week I put together a quick calendar of things I need to get done. Here is a free weekly planner to help you plan out your week. Check out these planners to get something to last you the whole year.
Do you know what you want to accomplish? – Set Goals
What goes hand and hand with time management? Goals… not only should you have them, so you know what you are spending your time on. You need to be able to keep track of them.
The first step to being successful with time management is understanding what you are trying to do. If you don’t have some goal in mind, you can’t possibly accomplish it. Set small, obtainable goals that you can track. If you put these huge lofty goals, you will lose focus, feel like you aren’t accomplishing things, and are way more likely to give up.
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Breaking down your Social Media Posts – Find Focus
As a business owner, a lot of my time is spent on Social Media. Either using it or creating content for it. Nowadays I try to outsource my graphics being created, but it wasn’t always like that. To help me I like having a theme that allows me to be consistent throughout the month. Here is how I typically break down my week:
- Motivational Monday
- Tuesday Tips
- Wondering Wednesday
- Thoughtful Thursdays
- FRIDAY Fun!
- Selfie Saturday or Social Saturday
- Lazy Sundays (these are usually about my pets)
I try to stay consistent with my theme throughout all my different social media channels, but that doesn’t mean I post the same things. For example, if I am posting motivational quotes, I will use additional quotes on different platforms.
Another great way to keep your social posts simple and efficient is to use a content calendar. Making graphics with Canva while using a content calendar is a way that you can simplify your graphics and save you time.
Utilize the time you have
If you work full time and take lunch or have a daily break, use it. That is time you can quickly plan out your daily themes, go online to search for posts that your audience wants to read. Quickly bookmark them so you can come back to those items at a future time or when you are ready to post them.
So as a recap, the best things you can do for time management are as follows:
- Set a Routine
- Set Goals
- Find Focus
- Use the time you have!
Wrapping up our Discussion
I hope that you are using your time to the best of your ability. However, if you are not – now is the time to take action and find a new way to do things. It’s time to make sure you are using the time you have. Find a system that works for you, and then keep doing it.
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