6 Vital Time Management Hacks for Creators
Finding enough time in your day for music can seem like an impossible feat. See how you can optimize your time for music with these six vital time management hacks.
1. CREATE A SCHEDULE
Get those to-dos down on paper and create a daily schedule for your music tasks - starting off with your highest priority items. Set up specific time slots in your calendar to knock them out. Set an alarm (or ten) if you need to as a reminder to get started. Minimize disruption
2. MINIMIZE DISRUPTION
‘Do Not Disturb’ mode was made for a reason - use that sucker. Attention spans are growing shorter everyday with the constant interruption of social notifications and news updates. Your phone is your productivity’s worst enemy. If need be, turn it off or set it aside in another room to prevent the 'reach of doom’ every time a notification goes off.
3. PRIORITIZE YOUR TASKS
It’s easy to become caught up in the small details of what needs to be accomplished. Establishing your priority tasks will make you feel more productive and will help make the smaller tasks feel more easily conquerable.
4. ESTABLISH A WORKFLOW
Laying out the tasks you need to conquer in order to get to your end goal can help combat feelings of overwhelmingness and stress. Establishing a workflow to help achieve your goals will get you into a rhythm and make work time feel more productive and manageable.
5. CREATE REALISTIC DEADLINES
Be real with yourself - everything is not going to be knocked out overnight. Give yourself realistic deadlines to meet and motivate yourself with incentives in order to keep them.
6. KEEP A TO-DO LIST
There are very few things in the world of work that feel better than scratching off items on a to-do list. Everyday, write down music-oriented tasks you’d like to accomplish that day as a visual reference. Studies have shown that creating to-do lists that consist of more than three tasks overwhelms the mind and results in less productivity, so keep it basic and to the point.