With the start of a new year, it’s time to plan for the new year. I thrive on planning my content. Mainly because I don’t do well under pressure and it gives me more time to spend on other things in my life. Planning helps me be productive. If you struggling and not sure where to start then you’re in the right place. I’m sharing 5 Ways To Plan the Most Productive Week.
Do you ever find yourself asking these questions?
How do I increase productivity? How can I spend more time on what’s important? Which tools and products will help me keep productive? How do I stay focused at work?
Having a plan helps you be more productive, in this post you’ll learn how to plan for a more productive week to allow you more freedom and time to spend on other things.
1. Set Weekly Goals
Start by setting your goals for the week.
Pick a day of the week and plan the top goals you want to achieve for the week ahead. I usually do this on Saturdays. This will allow you to be more focused on what’s tasks you value as urgent.
2. Declutter your Workspace
I don’t know about you, but I get overwhelmed if my workspace is not tidy. A tidy desk is a tidy mind – that’s the saying, right? Spend 20 minutes or so at the end of your week to declutter your workspace and get it ready for your epic productive week ahead!
3. Write and Prioritize your To-Do List
The most important thing to remember about your to-do list is to get it out of your head and onto paper or if you’re a digital kind of gal like me then on a document.
Not only will writing a list make you feel more confident, as you won’t need to rely on your memory to remember everything. There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing things off as tasks are completed. Your to-do list will vary week-to-week. Some weeks you’ll have a lot more going on than other weeks.
Tip: Use tools like Trello, Notion or even a Google Doc to list all your tasks and to-do list. This will be easier for you to have one place you can always refer to.
4. Batch Tasks
I remember the days when I didn’t batch tasks and I was ALL over the place. Spending time every single time on all social media platforms and my blog it gets exhausting!
Batching tasks essentially means blocking our time to complete a certain group of tasks. You might know the Pomodoro method. This can be done every day (i.e. 25 minutes from 9:10 am to 9:35 am each day to check emails), weekly (i.e. scheduling all your social media content for the week on a Sunday) or monthly (i.e. create a new pillar blog post on the last Sunday of every month). This method improves productivity and keeps you focused.
5. Schedule in Advance
Save yourself time during the week and schedule all your social media posts, blog posts & emails in advance. One of the most important points and has helped with my content creation process. I use the batch scheduling method to plan out and schedule all my Instagram posts, Pinterest and emails throughout the week.
To plan and schedule my Instagram feed, I use Planoly. Planoly is an amazing visual planner and scheduling app that helps you visualise your feed, track your analytics, and monitor comments on your posts.
I hope you feeling energised and ready to take on the new year with a fresh mindset and excitement to plan and be more productive!