Okay, so we’ve discussed organizing your writing and your workspace, but never broached the subject of organizing your day for efficiency.
What My Monday Morning Looks Like: Planning My Week
I try to organize myself at the beginning of the week so I don’t have to waste time each day figuring out what needs to be done.
What I do every Monday morning is assign myself tasks and organize myself for the rest of the week. I go through the content I need to edit and determine what has priority.
It really helps so I don’t find myself looking through our database 15 times a week determining what needs to be done. That time really adds up. This way, I can get straight to work when I come in and make whatever schedule tweaks are necessary throughout the week.
Pro-tip: Give yourself more time than you think you’ll need for each task. If one task takes longer than you think it will, it won’t throw off your entire day.
Planning Your Day
If you aren’t ready to plan your entire week out yet, just plan your day. Take 20 minutes in the morning to plan your agenda for the day.
Planning When You Write
While organizing yourself is a great day to be more efficient, you should also consider when you do things.
Our October post on a study by Grammarly found that the best time to write good content is between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., so you might choose to plan your schedule around that. You might consider doing research in the morning and then writing all your posts after lunch.
Pro-tip: Remember to take a break in that time. Taking a walk around the block can really help you get through writer’s block, which is bound to happen if you stare at a computer screen for four hours.
If It’s On Your Agenda, Do It
I know, sometimes you just really want to put off that thing you need to do because it’s going to take two hours of your time and push back everything else. But trust me, you’ll regret putting it off. Think about it: you’ll probably have to do all the things you’ve put off at the same time, which will be an absolute nightmare.
Try doing the bigger things in the morning so you can adequately plan the rest of your day. There’s nothing worse than leaving it until the last minute and then having to scramble to get everything done.
Pro-tip: If you have to do something you really don’t want to do, promise yourself a reward after. Buy yourself a cupcake or that new book you’ve been dying to read.
Try out these tips for organizing your day and remember, if you need help with content writing, give us a call: 888-521-3880.