By Madison Seitchik
As we pursue our careers of becoming PR Pros, we juggle everything from homework, organizations, internships, social lives (or lack thereof), and so much more daily stressors life puts on us.
With so much to do and so little time, it’s important to get organized and stay organized. By utilizing these organizational tips and tricks, you’ll be happier, less stressed, and honestly a lot more satisfied with your mental state. Organization is not only pleasing to the eye but pleasing to your mind and soul.
So, without further ado, here are your top 5 ways to stay organized in the high-stress world of PR
1. Create your to-do list
As soon as you have a new task, put it in your calendars! Starting your day off with a refresher of your daily to-do’s gives you a clear way to plan out your day accordingly. It’s also so satisfying to cross tasks off your list—you feel so accomplished!
2. Prioritize your tasks
After you’ve made your to-do list, make sure to get the most important tasks first—especially if they have deadlines coming up. If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to start a huge project, start off with some simple, easy to accomplish tasks. Then you’ll feel even more motivated and accomplished, which will give a more positive outlook on your day ahead.
3. Make a schedule and stick to it
When you have a million things to do in a day, you get overwhelmed and all you want to do is climb in bed and ignore it all. Well, that stops here, because there are a few easy steps you can do to feel more set for the long day ahead of you. Instead of waking up and going straight to social media, check your emails, look at your morning news brief, and, of course, make your to-do list. You’ll start to feel more energized, receptive and ready to tackle the day ahead!
4. Set calendar reminders
Even with a to-do list and an agenda, it’s easy to have plans and deadlines slip your mind when you have a million thoughts to sort through. Even if it’s a reminder for the reminder to complete a task, I 10/10 recommend. This is especially good for those who are easily forgetful or procrastinate. This is especially good for when there are tasks and events further in the future, which you probably would have forgotten if it weren’t for your handy dandy calendar reminders!
5. Google Drive is your friend—utilize it!
Team Drives have been a game changer when it comes to group projects. Your drive is an awesome way to keep documents organized into separate folders with subcategories, organized by deadlines—it’s truly a dream for people itching to get organized. Your drive makes it easy to share and edit documents with people wherever, whenever.
So, if you aren’t utilizing at least one of these tips already, try them out! See how they work and always remember that if you aren’t organized, you won’t be nearly as stressed in such a fast-paced environment like PR.