In today’s world there are so many different options to help you keep up with your day to day activities. There are apps, online calendars, physical planners and so much more. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but all are beneficial because organization is SO IMPORTANT.
As an award-winning event producer, we often say that the “devil is in the details.” Every small thing matters, and you can’t let anything drop through the cracks. You have to think of everything.
When you have a lot to juggle, it is so easy to forget something that you’re supposed to do in the hustle and bustle of life if you don’t make a note of it. The rule in my office is to write it down on a small notebook that you always keep with you. You can organize it or transfer the task to your phone or online calendar later but write it down when you think of it. Being organized isn’t difficult if you plan for it, and it definitely is an asset in the workplace to help you stand out from the crowd.
Being organized is something that makes life easier and makes you feel more prepared. Making sure you are on time and complete your daily activities is so important, not only in the workforce, but also in your personal life.
Especially in this COVID era, it is essential to make note of everything you need to do because the days start running together and time seems to stand still when you’re stuck at home all the time. Organization is one way to make working from home easier and seem more normal.
I think a handwritten planner is the best way to go. When you write something down it makes it easier to remember, PLUS you can physically cross it off when you complete it. That is one of the BEST feelings. A physical planner is also easy to throw in your purse and you don’t have to worry about having internet or enough battery on your phone to check your planner. One thing about handwritten planners that might turn some people away is the added cost, but I feel that it will be worth it in the long run. You can personalize it and it has plenty of space to write everything.
Planning Apps can be beneficial for small work groups (or families) that have a lot to do because on some of them you can share viewing and editing access with others. This would be useful for a small office with several staffers wearing many hats or a family with kids in sports or other extra curriculars, so everyone knows where they are always supposed to be. Although you can’t physically cross things off your list with this type of app, it is still very useful to make sure everyone is on the same page.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to planning better days ahead in 2021 and I hope these tips were helpful to you.
Well, that’s all I have for now!
A special thanks to Katherine Perry that assisted with this blog post.