Become a Top Wedding Planner – 5 Tips for Planning a Productive Day

 

When new wedding planners come to me, I find that they often need help figuring out how to get all of their work done each day. They are unaccustomed to having the freedom of owning a business and don’t know how to structure their time.

If this sounds like you, here are 5 tips that I often offer that will help you accomplish more each day:

1) The first thing in the morning, take 10 minutes and write down what you intend to accomplish for the day

If you don’t have a plan, you will be spending a good part of the day trying to decide what to do next. I write a list of what I plan to do and cross each item off as I accomplish it. Don’t make the list too long, be realistic about how much time you need for each task.

2)  Don’t multi-task

Believe it or not, you can actually accomplish more in a shorter period of time if you allow yourself to focus on one task at a time. Don’t try to create a floor plan, blog and cook dinner all at the same time and definitely don’t text messages to brides, or anyone else, while you are driving.

3) Minimize interruptions

Let family and friends know when you can and cannot be available. Schedule your time on email, Facebook and Twitter instead of responding everytime a message appears.

4) Take breaks during the day

Schedule breaks between some of your tasks. Make it a point to eat lunch, take a walk or at least step away from your work for a few minutes. You’ll often find it easier to focus after a break.

5) Evaluate your day

At the end of your day, look at your plan and see how well you followed it. If you were not able to complete all of your tasks, determine if it was because you allowed yourself to lose focus or because you over booked yourself, then decide how you will do things differently tomorrow.



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