4 Tips For Successful Time Management
Agency life can be crazy and hectic. Our days are deadline driven, typically with multiple client deadlines per day. Time management is key to keeping everything on track. Below are some tips to keep your days organized and to make sure deadlines are not missed.
Make a Plan
First, taking 30 minutes to map out your day will really help in keeping your time management on track. Make a list of important tasks that must be completed. Keep the list to no more than 5 items. You don’t want your to-do list to set you up for failure. It is also imperative to schedule all your meetings on your calendar. By accounting for the time they will take up in your day, you can adjust your plan!
Next, focusing on the task at hand will be the easiest way to accomplish a task in a timely manner. Learn that it is perfectly acceptable to not answer your phone when you are working on a project. If you feel the need to read emails as soon as the pop into your inbox, close down your email so you don’t see them. You can also put up a do not disturb sign if you are trying to meet a deadline.
Break Up Your Deadlines
If you’re working on a major project, break it up into smaller more manageable sections. This way, you give yourself multiple deadlines, instead of trying to tackle the project all at one time.
Most of all, it’s important to note that everyone gets overwhelmed with their workloads at times. If you’re feeling like you won’t get everything done, ask for help! If you don’t ask for help, no one will know that you are drowning. Speak up if you need help from a coworker to meet your deadline
Written by Marie Simon, Account Manager at Immotion Studios