Another standard day in the office. Walk in, coffee in hand, eyes glued to your mobile screen replying to an email that pinged through 10 seconds ago. Get to your desk, coffee down, start-up computer, stare at the never ending ‘to do’ list jotted down on your notepad, hit send on the email you were just replying to and finally sit down.
Prior to starting your day, you may feel like you’re already drowning in endless tasks, and all you want to do is get up and go home.
Typical working hours was once considered nine-to-five, in recent years a more accurate approach to business hours is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, working this many hours and this hard can often reduce the productivity level. Working Smarter can benefit your daily work life and management skill.
Balancing your work life/ home life can be difficult, by managing your time smarter you are taking all tasks and aspects in to consideration. Working is great, being busy is even better, however working full-time through all hours of the day (and night!) and never having a chance to rest can put you at serious risk of causing harm. It’s with the help of software like SwiftlySocial, designed to save Digital and Social Marketers hours of their time per week!
It can be hard to have a social life, sleep for the required 7–8 hours at night whilst a sea of deadlines haunts you daily. With the help of platforms like SwiftlySocial there are ways to avoid work overload and still enjoy a night out!
Manage your time Smarter
Spend your time wisely, efficiently and carefully. Execute tasks in an order of high priority, occupying your time appropriately. Each task is important and as a business professional delivering valuable and credible work is essential. Time management here is key! Analyse and arrange your daily tasks in order of priority, and make sure to set a convincing deadline.
Multitasking, should never be an option! In a fantasy world, we would all be superhero’s who save the world everyday, able to do several things at once, while looking fabulous on zero sleep. Unfortunately, as human’s we all have certain characteristics that we are great at, multitasking can be one of them but should still be avoided.
Have a deadline to create a report for a client? Spend a sufficient amount of time working on this rather than generating a report, replying to emails, writing a blog, designing a graphic all at the same time.
Spend less time on tasks by using alternative shortcuts
Ensure you have chosen a realistic deadline. Don’t be afraid to use shortcuts where possible to help manage your time efficiently as long as they do not compromise the output of your work. As an example, Social Media Managers will have a million and one tasks to do in a day, whether that’s Social Media copyrighting, designing graphics, scheduling posts or remaining on top of the other daily. Using marketing tools to assist with tasks will speed the process, and allow time to work on other activities. It’s a win, win! SwiftlySocial is a marketing tool perfect for Social/Digital Marketers that creates Social Media Content for you in seconds, yes…seconds. Tick content writing off your to-do list.
We know that every task is important. Driving your focus on one activity at a time is a much smarter way of working to generate top quality work. Never be afraid to ask for help or use programs that could help! Manage your time to the minute, in reality we appreciate that’s a lot harder, but thinking in that mind-set will provide more structure to your schedule! Be realistic with activity durations, make sure you are prioritising tasks and using your time efficiently. Always choose to Work Smarter Over Working Harder!