Hey, lovelies! I hope all of you are having a fantastic week! I have been super busy with everything work-related. I am so happy to sit on my couch and get to writing, which is my favorite part of this blog.
We’re now 23 days into 2019 and already I’m seeing multiple memes that are about canceling the new year. I’m also seeing a lot of people starting their 2019 in February lol. While I know these are jokes, I personally am still excited about what this year has to offer. I choose to be optimistic about what will happen to me in the next 11 months.
One thing I told myself I would do better on in my everyday life is time management. Currently, I work as a marketing specialist for a company in a typical, 9-5 setting. When I’m not doing that, I’m working on freelance writing work, or blogging, or any other side hustle I decide to take on. I’m exhausted all of the time, and there are so many times I just want to come home from work, watch some tv, and go to bed to get ready for the next day. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I want more. I will be a full-time creative soon, but for now, I must put in the work to make it happen.
Juggling a full-time job and being a content creator can make for insanely long days. In some cases, it can feel as if you spent 24 hours doing absolutely nothing. In other cases, it can seem like you’ve done way too much and you need a clone. One major reason we feel anxious and like we can’t do it all is because we have too many things going on and not enough organization. Once I figured out ways to manage my tasks better, I found myself feeling accomplished with an hour open for my latest obsession, Greenleaf! Here are some great tools that have helped me stay organized and plan out my content for the upcoming weeks:
I used this tool for one of my clients and it’s great for keeping track of the tasks you need to complete for the week. What I like about Asana over other planning tools is that it holds you accountable. It definitely acts as your virtual mom and will tell you when a task is due or overdue. If you’re like me and need that extra push, it is a perfect tool to use for upcoming assignments.
Develop a content calendar
I can’t stress enough how important it is to PLAN YOUR CONTENT! If you are serious about being consistent with your creative project, you must make sure your idea and posting time is scheduled. For me, even when the topic changes (I’m an artist, and indecisive lol), I always share a blog post on a given day. By having a content calendar, you can see what you need to complete and how long it can possibly take you.
Make a list of ideas
Another huge help for me is to create a list of possible blog posts I can create over the next few weeks. Because my blog is about fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, I’ve developed multiple post ideas for each topic. By doing this, I can plan my photos, graphics, and other topics with those in mind to avoid running into feeling stuck on ideas. Take more of an administrative role for your brand and watch how your content pops!
What I’m wearing:
Earrings: Forever 21
Pants: Lane Bryant
Sweater: Boohoo Plus
Photography by Bea