Time management skills are essential for people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a college student, or a busy professional, learning how to manage your time effectively can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.
There are several ways to acquire time management skills. One way is to take a class or read a book on the subject. This can give you the tools you need to manage your time more effectively.
Time Management Skills for Content Creators, every content creator should learn to manage their time effectively, as it’s the essential tool in their arsenal. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, a video creator, or even a photographer: without time management skills, you will never be able to create Content consistently.
We’ve seen too many people fail because they did t have the discipline to create a schedule and stick to it, even when things got tough. With the following time management techniques, you won’t have to worry about that.
Write it Down
First, choose a task you want to accomplish. Then decide when you’ll complete it and write down that date in your calendar or planner. Then, place a sticky note on that day in the planner or day-at-a-glance section of your calendar with the task and its completion date.
By doing this, you’ll be able to see at a glance when you need to complete an important task.
Go one step further, don’t just write about the next task, but note down everything and do a brain dump. I use Notion as my second brand, and you should use it too.
One Task at A Time
Multi Taking is a Myth. It wastes more time and is not practical. You can only do one thing at a time. If you are reading, writing, and listening simultaneously, you will not be able to do any of them well. The more tasks you try to juggle all at once, the more prone you are to making mistakes and feeling overwhelmed.
Have A Schedule
Don’t be clueless about what to do next. Having a schedule helps you process what you have to do next and when. Make A List, Make a list of the things you need to do, from large tasks down to small ones.
Do it in Batches,
Try doing similar tasks one after another. When you are in a zone, you tend to do things faster. This is because you can get the momentum to keep going.
If you are writing an article for your blog or a script for your next video, find out any sub-topic that could be turned into a separate video or an article, trying writing that as well.
Or, if you are recording a video, try doing videos, as everything ( the camera, the mid, the background) is already set up. Or Edit two videos back to back. Because of the momentum, you will find you can edit the second video faster.
Have a bank for Content
Always have a few articles or videos in the draft. The panic mode starts when you don’t have anything to publish, you skip another essential aspect of your business and worry about the following Content. You worry about the Content being good enough to separate you from your competitors but also think that you can’t publish anything else until this one is published.
When you do this, you’re focusing on what other people are doing and not on what will work best for your business.
Use Dual Monitor Setup
If you can, then you should. It will boost your productivity. It saves so much time and lets you do more in less time when you do not have to switch between different windows on your Laptop. I use a 4K monitor with my MacBook Pro.
I never have to switch between windows. It saves a few seconds here and there, and it also prevents me from getting tired quickly.