Balancing a maze-like schedule can be dizzying, and distractions abound. Be that procrastination, unexpected roadblocks, or any other number of obstacles. Here’s my game plan for keeping on top of my project this month amidst the whirlwind of family, my job, my other commitments, and maintaining some semblance of social life (I’ve already sacrificed that one long ago, to be fair)
What this project looks like week by week
Week one: establish routine and iron out communication processes.
Week two: Experiment, research, create content, get feedback.
Week three: Post! Post as much as possible, bring people’s attention to her site, and figure out a good way to touch base with my client regularly.
Week four: Post more content, create more content, and monitor interaction/engagement.
What it looks like on the daily
- Writing posts
- Posting across platforms
- Editing and revising
- Creating graphics on Canva
- Communicating with my client
- Researching new strategies
- Overcoming obstacles
- Documenting my work
- Writing personal posts for pre-mentioned documentation
- Praying, a lot
My four main pillars of organization
Time blocks have worked well for me over the last few months, and this one is no different.
By blocking off 1-3 hours every day for focused work I give myself ample time to iron out any issues and get all of my work for the day finished, started, or make progress and larger tasks.
I do a shadow of my schedule a week at a time and go back to it every day to define times and precise tasks.
This keeps anything from slipping through the cracks and allows for the flexibility that I need.
By keeping Evernote updated and in step with my projects I can keep track of research I conducted over the month and have an organized way to look back on my progress and retrace my steps if necessary.
The notebook at my bedside
I have this notebook I got at my first job, it was broken and couldn’t be sold so it was given to me. I still have it because it’s the perfect shape and size for what’s needed. I do a quick rundown of the day behind me every night, and then list out a rough estimate of what needs to be done the following day. An actual checklist with hand-drawn check-mark boxes.
Doing this cements the tasks into my mind and helps me visualize checking the boxes after a long day, which is something I always look forward to.
A brief list of resources that have aided me:
- The free version of Canva
- Google Calendar
- Google docs
- Microsoft Word
- The free version of Grammarly
That’s all as of now. Thank you for reading!