Are you ready for a 2020 refresh and time management to be on point? If your first thought is, I don’t know, then let’s take a step back and think about why that may be? Have you set obtainable goals for yourself, made a list of things you want to accomplish in the new year or created a plan on how you will do so? Well I’m here to share with you how you can do that, it starts off with a clean slate, so let’s jump in and get stuff done with a little refresh and time management skills for 2020.
CLEAR YOUR PHONE
This one is so important that you go into the new year without all the additional clutter, my phone currently has over 12k photos and about 2k videos. Photos are apart of my job as a blogger I have to create content that you all would resonate with, I also download all of my photos on my phone to edit once I’m done with a shoot and most times I just forget to delete the duplicates and over the months that build up can be extensive. Trust me, I’m paying for it now.
ERASE OLD MESSAGES
You don’t realize how many old text and pictures or videos in these texts there can be. I think I just erased 20GB of old texts that contained so much content that I got a great bit of my phone space back. So if you aren’t using the text, erase them.
DELETE UNUSED APPS
Another oversight that can happen and my phone is full. going through to delete old apps that you once used daily and now only touch maybe once a month, go ahead and delete that app girl! Give yourself more space on that phone and get ready to
NEW PHONE CASE/ ACCESSORIES
I don’t know about you but I live for a new phone case and screen protector, first I hate having an old dingy one to carry around but getting a new case whether it was $5 or $25, makes all the difference in bringing your phone back to life and giving you that refresh you need.
Invest in a planner you love, I invested in this planner here from Golden Coil. I love that you are able to completely customize this planner. Mine offers a few different elements, I added different pages the beginning of each month, such as budgeting, goals, finances.
Now let’s get to what you came here for, whether you are wanting to become more organized and more “put together” for 2020 or just in need of a refresh to get stuff done, lets talk time/day blocking and how to implement it.
What is time/ day blocking? It is a tool used to block off a certain time or day to tend to a particular task and be able to solely focus on it during that time. But how do we find balance in it all, from finishing of daily tasks around the house to tackling your daily to-do list?
the time management method that requires you to divide your day into blocks of time. Each block is dedicated to a particular goal and for you to accomplish that tasks during that allotted time.
5am- Create Social media content for the day + Schedule
6am- Send and check emails.
7am- Work on task for the day (Blog post, Content creation, Final edits)
8-10pm- Play with IV and put to bed
11pm – Finish a Task for the day
The same time management skills but implemented in full day forms. ie the entire day you focus on batch out blog posts, another day can solely focus on producing content (photoshoots galore).
Sunday – Create social media content, including Pinterest and YouTube graphics, Schedule out social media content for the week.
Monday– send out pitches and solely focus on admin work, contracts, emails etc.
Tuesday– Final edits on Youtube Channel
Wednesday– Finalize blog post
Thursday– Content planning day
Friday– Photoshoots and content production day
Saturday– free for all- anything that needs to be set as priority, sponsored content that is due, also editing YouTube videos.
We are all human and while I am not perfect I am definitely wanting to become better at getting things done and sticking to a schedule.
While working full time, being a mom and running a side hustle (working towards bigger goals) it is important for me to get things done and the only way I can do so is to adhere to a schedule to be more efficient, and this is why I have implemented day blocking to my schedule.
The great thing is you can choose between whether which one works best for you and your lifestyle. If you are someone that needs more than an hour or two to focus on one task for the entire day then you may want to lean more towards day blocking for you to be more efficient.
Right now as I am at working a full-time job I’m not able to adhere to time blocking, but what I have been doing is working on day blocking, setting aside a particular task to tackle for each day. This has worked out so much better for me. I’m able to get things done in the morning and at lunch, focusing on that one task and I have plenty of time to enjoy my time with IV when I get home and also I get stuff done. By setting up a particular day to tackle these tasks I’m able to reach my end goal by the end of the week.