Whether it’s about Social Media or any other type of work, use these time management tips as a way to be better and do more in less time. Is that even possible? Read on and let me know.
We’ve all been there, delaying our tasks until the end of time and more, if only we could. This bad habit of ours is often the very thing that set us back and leaves us behind, while other succeed. Could it be fixed?
Well, with these time management tips – that I’ve tried on myself, I sure think it can. And, before I tell you what I shared on my Snapchat regarding that matter, I have to tell you that I used to have big, major procrastination problem. Like, almost every task or goal I had, I postponed until I couldn’t anymore and that was a huge issue for me. One day, I just hit the wall, I was stuck with so many obligations – towards kids, my whole family, work… Then and there, I knew I needed to change in order to finally be more productive and get things done in time. So, this is how I’ve done it, I hope it helps to you too.
1. How to overcome procrastination? Set up small strategic goals to achieve.
No matter if we’re talking about domestic tasks or something to be done in the Digital Marketing field, one of the best way to beat procrastination is to set up small goals that are easier to achieve. Like, if you know you need to have big house cleaning – don’t do it all at once, break it on several days and do one thing at a time. Or, make an action plan of your goals and, in that way, they should be easy to manage them.
In order to be better with your time, you need to be aware that you procrastinate and one of the best way to do so is by using tools that will help you understand where your time goes, how are you spending it and how to be better in it’s managing. I’ve tried an app called RescueTime, which showed me how much time I spend online and where and it was, well, scary 🙂 It recorded my online activity by hour, day and week; calculated how much time I spend on a certain activity and so much more. Apps like this one sure opens our eyes and can be a huge reality check regarding wasting time. Once you know how much time you’re wasting – and where, use tools that helps you be more productive: use Dropbox to have all your important files on the go, or Evernote for capturing all ideas, plans, lists on the tip of your finger; Toggl when you need to track time spent on tasks and projects..
3. Social Media automation tools can save you time and make you more productive.
Although internet never sleeps, you can’t be everywhere 24/7, so automation tools can be big help in managing Social Media presence and achieving online goals. Use tools like Buffer, HootSuite or SproutSocial to schedule your posts and monitor your accounts, IFTTT as a right hand for creating recipes for merging specific actions to a specific SM account. Great automation tool, don’t miss it!
4. Value your time and others will too.
You need to learn to appreciate your time and not waste it away. Don’t drop everything you do just because someone called you for help, don’t take the phone when you hear email alert or Social Media notification and do not be reachable all the time. Concentrate on your work first and learn to value your time, so that others could treat it as such.
One of the most important tips and lessons – you just can’t say yes to everything that comes your way, you can’t afford to be too polite. Learning to say no is what makes us better in accomplishing our goals, practice to say No more often.
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What are some of the ways you use to be more productive in what you do and how do you delegate your time? I’d like to hear from you through comment section, or you can contact me via email and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.