Calendars and Planners
If you’re not already, it’s imperative that you use a calendar or planner. I’ve always said it’s important for family organization and home life, but it’s an absolute necessity for the workplace! Between all the projects, meetings, travel, trial runs, and due dates, there’s way too much to keep track of to trust your brain with it all. Write down all events & meetings taking place throughout the day, each day, and use the planner to log details, notes, etc. This will quickly become your one-stop-shop for a quick glance before you leave for the night, and first thing in the morning to feel secure and in control of your day. Using a planner will also help you keep track of important deadlines you have coming up. There’s a time and place for surprises, but due dates aren’t one of them! I prefer to color code based on client/project so that it’s easy to take a quick look and know what needs to be accomplished that day/week. There are so many calendars and planners out there, so make sure to consider which type of planner will work best for you before purchasing (ie: daily/weekly/monthly). Just like general organization, planners are not one-size-fits-all!