As some of you may know I am a contributor of Independent Fashion Bloggers. Check out an excerpt from my new article below to get the most out of your time!
Do you ever look at the time and wonder where your day went? Wish you had more hours in the day? It happens to the best of us. We know what we need to take care of, but, for whatever reason, we get sidetracked. The truth is that you may just need to be more productive with your time.
We can save so much time in our day if we make a few tweaks to our daily rituals. After all, we have the same amount of time in the day as Beyoncé. Although it may be easier said than done, try out a couple of these strategies and see what becomes most effective for you!
1. Opt out
Before committing to an event, engagement, or post, make sure it fits into your calendar, current goals and your blog/brand’s mission. If it does not, cut it out. If it does, but you do not have the time, humbly decline. Others will appreciate you being honest upfront. Plus, this will save you from over promising and under delivering, which is a huge no-no. Gaining time to invest in more important tasks for your blog is a great thing.
2. Take your time back
Day dreaming on Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter? Get your head out of the clouds and focus on your blog. If you are not working (i.e. connecting, posting, or commenting) then get back to work. Try setting aside time throughout the day to embellish in social media. Maybe give yourself 5 minutes 3-4 times a day and then get back to work. Set an alarm to insure you stick to it or listen to your favorite song so you know once it’s up that you need to log off. Also, you can gain some more time in your day by only accepting 30 minute meetings verses one hour meetings. Being prepared with an agenda will also ensure that the group will stick to the tasks at hand.
3. Take the initiative and tackle the most challenging tasks on your list first
By doing this, you’ll accomplish everything you need before procrastination can settle in. Those dreadful undesirable tasks that we all prolong and constantly put at the bottom of our lists need to be tackled first. The task needs to get done sooner or later, so why not get it off your plate quickly? A load of relief will be lifted after you tackle this huge task and you can focus 100% on other items on your list. No need in stressing over it for days when you can conquer them first thing in the morning.