Content creators struggle day by day to create engaging content for their followings as well as manage their own projects, expenses, schedules, and much more. They usually are their own shift managers, accountants, writers, photographers, and sometimes even videographers all in one human being. Working this hard oftentimes leaves us with a lack of sleep, food, or human interaction, which can be increasingly unhealthy and make us unproductive as time goes by.

Set a start time and finish for your day

One of the most useful pieces of advice is to set a start time and finish for your day.

Just like any other shift that an individual would work at an office job, it is important to label what hours of the day you are going to be working. Make sure to lay this schedule out for yourself before you get started. Understand what times are most convenient for you and get to work! Set the hour you begin your work day and when you would essentially be clocking out. This will keep you organized and disciplined. Give yourself a few short ten or fifteen-minute breaks to take a walk or talk to friends on social media, then return to your desk. Managing your time is not simple, but it can be easier.

Set timers more frequently if you have a large set of different tasks to accomplish for the day.

You cannot count on your brain to give each object a specific time allotted and you may waste extra time on one item more than another that might need priority. Fortunately, most phones come with timers and alarms that you can set, so it’s far from difficult to fit this into your workday. Give yourself two hours to work on personal projects or an hour to edit photos or write descriptions.

Schedule your social media posts for the week.

Lists are important

It is absolutely impossible to get a long to-do list done in one day unless it involves other small things that you still have to do. It is not (or should not) be embarrassing if you have to remind yourself to eat breakfast or drink water. These are things we often forget and are fairly unhealthy for us.

Fit your to-do list on a small piece of paper. Write down absolutely everything you have to get down that day, no matter how big or small. Keep in mind that larger projects should go on a post-it next to your computer or planner. Write down daily goals towards the bigger picture so you don’t get demotivated or lazy.

Make sure to do your most important goals in the morning. Waking Up Early immediately opens up a long day for you to work. Getting all the largest objects on your list done particularly early will lessen the load on you and ultimately make you feel better about what you’ve gotten done. It might even give you a bit more free time, depending on how motivated you are. Waking up early is far from easy, but once you set up an internal alarm clock, your body will adjust just fine and wake up around the same time each day after practice.

Most importantly, reward yourself

Setting up rewards for yourself after accomplishing hefty tasks keeps up motivation more than anything. Give yourself candy or a nice break playing your favorite game. We all have tasks we would rather be doing our actual work. If you allow yourself a small gift after each time you accomplish something, you’ll always have a more exciting goal in mind when trying to get something done. Make sure not to spoil yourself too much, but put aside something that makes it just worth it.

Give yourself a day off or a day where you allow yourself to sleep in. We all deserve a little extra rest after a long week!

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