Sometimes it may feel as if you are drowning in deadlines, projects, and work. How do you stay on top of the mounting list of tasks while creating a quality product you are proud to stand behind? These five tips will help you better manage your projects.
Some projects will take extended lengths of time. Other projects will have an enclosing deadline. By using a calendar to set times of when you should be working on which tasks, you will be able to better prioritize. Setting reminders on your phone, using Google calendar or a traditional planner, will help decide what needs to get done when.
2. Make a Check List
A check list is a great way to visualize what needs to get done from your calendar. You work hard! A checklist is a great way to reward yourself for that hard work. Physically checking something off your list will allow you to see how much closer you are to finishing your goals. It will make working hard even more rewarding!
While it can be hard to assign tasks to others, it is a must to meet deadlines. It is key to surround yourself with individuals who hold a similar work ethic to your own. When you can trust the people around you, managing multiple projects becomes easier.
4. Stay Organized
When working with multiple clients on multiple projects, it is important to have your ducks in a row to maintain good relationships. You do not want to send the wrong material to the wrong organization! While mistakes happen, staying organized through tools such as Asana, Trello, and Dropbox will help eliminate common errors and keep everyone happy.
5. Communicate Openly
If you are aiming to improve your life in any area, chances are open communication can help. Being able to come to people with your concerns, issues, and challenges will make for stronger and longer lasting relationships.
Life is a balancing act, and how you choose to balance it is half the battle.
Define Your Shine!
Cassie Malhado, Growth Associate