I get asked a lot about how I organize my work day when I have so many different moving pieces with my blog and business. To be honest, it’s not really that easy but I do have a system that makes it all work in my head. I honestly think that’s the key to me keeping my sanity, systems. Without systems, I would always feel like I don’t know where I’m headed which could definitely cause me to feel overwhelmed and stressed all of the time.
Within my days, I have to keep organized blog content, social media content, client work, family stuff, and things that I need to do for myself. It’s exhausting sometimes, to be honest. But, if we’re just being completely honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what I do and I love my family so, at the end of the day, it’s all worth it to me.
The tools that I use to keep my day organized help make it easy for me to find balance in it all and tackle my days in the most effective way possible so that I’m not working all day and night. In fact, let’s talk about these tools that I use.
Asana is essentially the central hub of everything that I do. This is where all of my client projects are kept, personal projects, and things that I need to do within my own business are kept. I like using a project management system because it keeps everything in one place, I can outline what I need to do in detail, and I can set due dates for everything.
With keeping things inside of Asana, I don’t have to think about what I need to get done for the day. And, I don’t have to remember everything. Whenever I think of something that I need to do, I put it straight into Asana.
The Reminders app on my cellphone is where I keep small things that I need to remember for the day. Things like don’t forget to wash the kid’s jackets, call the bank, and grab toilet paper go on my Reminders. These are usually things that I need to get done like right away or within that same day. They don’t need a lot of detail or have a due date that’s far in the future so Asana isn’t needed.
I use the Calendar app on my phone to schisms when I’m going to do things. I honestly only do this when I’m working on a big project and need to make sure it’s set at a specific time. I also block it off in here, even though Asana lets you set the time tasks are due so that no one can book time on my calendar. My clients and potential clients book time with me via a service I use called Acuity. Acuity automatically adds meetings to my calendar so when I block off times to work on my projects, I make sure that no one else is able to book time with me during those times.
So, I’m always going to be the girl who loves to write. Period. So, even though I have all of this technology, I still write my to-do list down daily. I know it’s crazy but hey it’s what works for me. I think it’s more so about highlighting things that does it for me. I’ve been using my iPad Pro a lot more to do this but it still works the same. I love highlighting things!
Alright, there you have it, that’s ho I organize my workday. What systems and processes do you use to organize your workday?