If This Then That: A Freelance Project

If This Then That: A Freelance Project

Set Goals

Set Deadlines It’s important to set goals and deadlines for any project. When you do this, you're defining what needs to happen and when it needs to happen. You'll be able to stay on track with what's important, while meeting your deadlines so you can get tasks done sooner rather than later. When it comes to time management, the time spent working is the best time spent after all!

Have a To-do list

Having a to-do list is one of the most effective time management methods, as you have an outline of all your responsibilities. It’s important to prioritise tasks and focus on what is most important. The best way to do this is to create a project list. What are the things you need to achieve in order for your business or personal life to run smoothly? These can be anything from making sales, meeting deadlines, completing a project, or other tasks that are vital for achieving your goals. Next, work out a list of how long each task will take, and put it in order from longest to shortest. This will allow you to identify what is the most important task for you at any given time and also helps you avoid forgetting about something when there are too many other competing priorities...

Walk before you’re able to ride

If you’re trying to eliminate your stress and reduce stress when trying to squeeze everything in, start with the basics. As soon as you can, make sure you are exercising. Not only will it help to reduce your overall stress levels, but it also helps build up your self-esteem and confidence. Plus, everyone knows that getting a good night’s sleep is essential if you want to be productive throughout the day - so try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night!

Find your flow state

Everyone has a different way of working best. What works for one person might not work for you, so the key is to find your flow state and stick with it. To do this, ask yourself what time period you’re most productive in - night or day? When are you at your best when you’re feeling creative? Are there certain tasks that take up more time than others? These are all questions to ask yourself as you figure out what time of day (or week) you work best at and what tasks need more attention. Once you establish a routine that works for your body and mind, stick with it!

Be decisive and say no to the things that are unnecessary

The most important step in keeping up with your work and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is to be decisive. One way to do this is by saying no to the things that are unnecessary and aren't going to help you get where you want to be in life. For example, take time off if you're feeling exhausted or burned out. Another way of doing this is simply scheduling in your calendar when you're working on projects so that there's always a period of time open for "me-time" which will ensure that you don't feel guilty about taking down time for yourself.

Take time for yourself every day

It's not all about the work, you know. Whether you're leading a full-time job or running a business from home, it's important to take time out of your day (or time in) to focus on yourself and recharge your batteries. This doesn't have to be a big event - just going for a walk or meditation/ yoga session can help you refocus and find that piece of mind that we often lose sight of. 

When you're stuck in a project, it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes the only way to get unstuck is to take a break, and that's easier said than done. We’ve compiled a list of tips for getting unstuck and completing your project.

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The Truth about Project Management Tools for Freelancers: What's True and What isn't!
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Is freelancing right for you? Probably not very much. In this article, we will discuss why freelancing may not be right for you. Problems associated with freelance subcontracting include: inability to get paid on time, uncertain income, and lack of benefits, such as health insurance, retirement plans and vacation days. To be a successful freelancer and succeed in your field, you need to have the right project management tools. Let's take a look at some of the most important factors that will help you land your first job or secure future assignments.