There is much to say about using your time effectively. Most of the times I am running around with only one project in mind. Especially if that project is for a client. Sometimes, however, deadlines can quickly backfire and tasks pile up, causing you to feel stress and to procrastinate! Luckily here comes in TIME MANAGEMENT!
There are a few little habits that one can get used to! And one of the easiest, in my opinion is learning to manage your time. And believe me I know, developing a good habit is not easy but once you get the hang out it, everything becomes easier. It's all a matter of perseverance. One of the things I habitually do is write, I'm always logging away on notebooks and word-pads. The things that I tend to write the most are to do lists. I outline everything that I need to accomplish, long and short-term goals, things that I can do RIGHT now, like; Item number 5: Write To Do List. I can immediately scratch that! and I feel a little bit accomplished.
Once I’m done writing the TDL, I get started on what I need to do. This week, I want to work on my photos and get them ready for sale, I want to write a few blog entries and I want to draw. I can spread it all out throughout the days or I can tackle each project day by day. One day for drawing, one day for photos, one day for cleaning the studio, another day for writing. Making sure that all things on the TDL are completed by weeks end. If I can’t get them all then they carry over to the next week. This works if you’re serious about keeping up with it and if you like to stay busy like me. Time management is both emotionally rewarding and will dramatically increase your productivity while keeping you up to date and on time.
By: Johan Salvador Tavares