As we near the end of the year, our promotional products business increases, making it feel like time is speeding up. If it weren’t for our organisational skills, calendars, and diaries, we would be stressed about our workload.
Do you, too, sometimes feel like there is too much to do and too little time? Which leads us to the group of people we both serve – the recipients of your corporate gifts. No doubt they are also occasional victims of a seemingly overwhelming workload.
This Christmas, why not give your top clients and customers the cornerstone of organisation – a promotional calendar or corporate diary? Here’s how they can use it to stay on top form in 2022:
Using Planners Such As Diaries And Calendars To Outline Your Tasks
Don’t waste energy memorising what can be written down on a wall calendar or in a standard diary.
Take time out at the beginning of the year to schedule all the appointments, assignments, and due dates that you know of. Incorporate personal life commitments and holidays.
At the beginning of each month, you will have an overview of what’s on the cards, preventing any conflicts when planning your activities. A weekly check in (ideally on a Sunday night) helps to put you in the right mindset for what the next seven days entail. Every day you know exactly what you need to do, where you need to be, and how the day should flow.
Ensure Your Workspace Is Neat And Everything Has A Place
Close your eyes and picture your perfect, comfortable workspace. Bet you €100 it is clutter-free!
The secret to a professional (home) office that is neat and tidy is to have a place for everything, and then to monitor that everything gets returned to its place. Set ground rules for yourself about putting away things like paper clips, sticky notes, file folders and so on. Avoid distractions by making it a habit to declutter at the end of every workday.
Manage Your Time Well
Time management is a myth! The passing of hours, minutes, and seconds cannot be changed. What you do have control over, however, is how you use the 86,400 seconds of each day. Break time into blocks of similar activities to avoid wasting time transitioning your focus.
Be strict with family members and employees about the routines you set for when you are available versus when you need to be alone to concentrate. At the same time, cut them some slack when necessary.
Focus On What’s Important
Leading on from the last point, people are the most valuable commodities. After the last two years, the world has learned that lesson the hard way.
Be sure to prioritise time to nurture your relationships, take care of yourself, and savour the moment. Find a balance between motivation and inspiration.
Schedule Regular Breaks
Even at your busiest, with deadlines looming ever nearer, no one can run on empty. By planning time for regular breaks, you sidestep burnout.
For more information on calendars and diaries, or other tools to improve organisational skills, contact the winning team at Tara Slevin Group today!