Time Management Tips & Tricks for the Modern Girl Boss
There’s only so much time allotted to each day, sometimes 24 hours is just not enough to do it all. Being entrepreneurs, it may seem like there’s a secret code that you can’t crack to being able to be capable to handle all of it. To be the ultimate girl boss, time management skills are necessary to adapt in order to things make things that much easier for both your business and lifestyle. There’s numerous resources and adaptable tactics out there that help you stay organized, create stunning content, better your mental health, and practically anything you could think of will make your work life increasingly better.
Buy a physical agenda that you can keep with you at all times such as on your desk, in your backpack, and in meetings. To be a successful girl boss, you must keep all of your to-dos in order.
Planning out your day or week, depending on the style of the agenda, by physically writing down what exactly must be done, is proven to help you retain this information in your brain and keep all of your commitments in order.
There are various styles of agendas that can be purchased that outline daily, weekly, or monthly! It’s a matter of finding what works best with what you need to accomplish in your personal life.
Use this agenda to keep track of your to-do list, meetings and appointments, deadlines, lunch dates and more!
You’ll quickly find that keeping track of all your sh*t in one place makes it so much easier to stay on top of everything.
Create a physical calendar to hang up, as well as an online calendar to keep track of everything, which is very similar to an agenda. To create a physical calendar, either buy a calendar or a whiteboard to update each month. As previously stated, the act of physically planning out your week or month can help you retain the information. Using your calendar on your phone, or an app such Google Calendar, is an efficient way to keep track of everything right at your fingertips. With internet access, you’re able to quickly check your calendar. Most calendars are able to become seamlessly synced with your email, this allows for it the automatically place dates in your calendar for you to ensure that you don’t forget about them. You can never plan too much!
Multi-tasking is quite tempting to do and a bad habit for even the most successful female entrepreneurs. The habit of multi-tasking can make it seem like you’re accomplishing much more in a given amount of time, but the opposite is actually true. There’s much more time wasted when you’re focusing on five different tasks at a time. The most efficient way is to focus on one task for an extended amount of time. A recommended method to time management is to chunk tasks, which makes it easier to focus. For example, dedicate an entire hour solely to clients, then the next hour solely on social media, then the next only on content creation, and so on. This allows for motivation to focus on one thing at a time to give it your all without any distractions.
The Internet is a pretty crazy concept. On the other hand, it’s definitely one of the most resourceful aspects for all female entrepreneurs. For girl bosses, it’s one click away from collaboration websites, clients, tools, resources, and more. The list is never ending and there are new resources being created every day. Google your heart out, edit photos, watch YouTube tutorials, or read an informative blog post, find a great application, the possibilities are endless!
Don’t overload your schedule to the point of exhaustion by the time the end of the work day comes, this can quickly result in burnout. Make sure you’re able to create a schedule for yourself and your business that allows enough for everything to be completed, but you’re also able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and mental health. Find the time for things you really need to do – if you have an hour to dedicate to Netflix, you have an hour to workout. Establish balance between work and your personal life.
You Come First
You and your health should always come first and be a number one priority. Remember to always keep in check with yourself to make sure you’re doing okay. Your health will reflect in your work. Make sure to take time for yourself each week, as well as friends and family. With time management, you’ll be able to complete everything necessary and then some. Time management is essential to all female entrepreneurs to flourish in every aspect!