If there’s one thing I love in life, it’s making a list.

Ok, before you start with the“this girl really needs to get a life” comments, just take a moment to hear me out.

While making a list is all fun and games when it comes to grocery shopping and Christmas wish list, it can also be a way to manage your time effectively and boost your productivity in the workplace.

My position as Communications Executive at Big Blue Digital is not your average run of the mill job. No two days are the same for me, as I juggle to implement the marketing and social media efforts of our agency, along with completing marketing and communications tasks for our clients.

So what happens when I have my daily tasks to complete for Big Blue Digital and a pile of client work due on the same day?

I make a list.

Not just any list, but a list with a very special feature. A line.

Here it comes again, “this girl really needs to get a life”.

By setting aside some time each day to look at my list and placing my tasks above and below the line, I have been able to prioritise tasks and boost my day-to-day productivity which benefits our not only the marketing elements of our company, but all the revenue from clients.

The most important things live above the line. I only let myself do the things below the line when the most important tasks are done. In every job there are essential tasks that, well, we’d rather put off until tomorrow. Using this system I force myself to “eat the frog” and get those tasks off my hands.

No more procrastinating. No more indecisiveness about what to do next.

Do you have any time saving tips? I would love to hear them!

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