Our brains are not naturally capable of remembering everything. You can stop remembering something the moment you write it down.
This is where a daily planner comes into action, it’s a framework of all that you as a social media manager has got to do in a day.
Having this framework helps free up space in your mind and helps you be more creative.
The things you’ve already completed can be ticked off the list.
A planner also helps you organize your tasks for the day and help you be more focused.
It’s also one of the best ways to boost productivity.
To have your day planned is to put together a list of things, take a deeper look into how you work individually, and then ace it, all at once. It’s also the most flexible way to find different methods to improve your quality of work, be more efficient, and get so much done.
The most important reason to use a daily planner is to help you be fully organized and make all your tasks appear manageable. This can be done by allocating time appropriately based on each task.
Let’s understand why a daily planner is essential for social media managers?
1. Time management
A daily planner helps you sail smoothly through the tasks that come your way. It’s a simple way of planning and there is nothing else that screams “being organized” more than a daily planner. Especially for your content calendar that needs planning.
A daily planner helps you plan events, appointments, simple tasks, difficult ones, and even things out of your professional world. Having a daily planner allows you to manage your tasks and time each one of them individually. This allows enough breathing spaces and balance between your tasks, both professional and personal.
2. Create Accountability/ Maintain records
When you maintain a daily planner, you have all your thoughts and action for the day listed. This makes a great way to create accountability for yourself. You can go ahead striking off tasks on the planner as soon as you get done with it.
In this way, you not only create accountability but also have a record maintained of all the tasks you’ve done and/ or are involved in. The daily planner consists of all tasks big and tiny.
3. Boosts productivity
It’s always tricky to strike the right balance between your professional and personal goals. Having a daily planner in place allows you to keep a track of tasks. It also gives you a framework of how to accomplish tasks and when.
This helps you put your time to task effectively and make each of your contributions to the daily planning efficient.
In this way, you can always find time to glance through your day, tick off tasks and make life a little easier.
A daily planner can serve as a super productive tool as a social media manager.
You can set goals, name your tasks, state the priority, and then combine methods like Pomodoro.
Pomodoro is a method where you set a small chunk of time and focus on one task. Then you take a quick break between tasks.
For example, you assign 25 minutes, for one task. Once done, you take a 5 minutes break and then jump on to your next task.
This way, you get through tasks quicker and in a more focused and efficient manner.
When you tick more things off your daily planner, you’re automagically boosting your motivation to do things differently.
5. Reduces stress
One of the forms of stress is feeling overwhelmed. Planning always helps suppress stress before it even happens. It’s termed proactive coping and helps you seamlessly go from one task to the other.
All of this, without having to worry about missing something, being late, or having too many things on your plate
While reducing stress, a daily planner also helps social media managers have time to think creatively and bring more ideas to the table.
5 daily planners social media managers are using to level up their productivity.
Thanks to technology we now have tools to manage our days through screens instead of the traditional pen. to paper.
Let’s look at 5 different daily planners that social media managers are using right now!
Trello is one of the simplest daily planning tools.
It has features like creating boards, lists, cards, and checklists.
You can use this for your personal tasks and also for your usual day at work.
The best part about this tool is you can also assign tasks to members and they will be notified each time there are changes to the card.
If you’re a procrastinator, you must definitely add deadlines to each task.
While using Trello, you can view the activity log, and add attachments to each of the task cards for efficient usage and understanding.
The Free plan has most of the features and the paid plans start from as low as $5 and has a $10 plan which has some cool features like a dashboard, calendar view, templates, custom backgrounds, and stickers too.
The notion is another tool that helps you plan your day, week, month, and even years. You can make a list of things you want to do or achieve and then set reminders for each of them.
You can also make notes of goals you’d like to accomplish over a period of time and re-visit them time and again. You can choose from the templates they offer.
Here’s a template you can use to plan your personal as well as professional day.
All you’d have to do is duplicate it for yourself and get going ⚡️
Asana helps you glance through your tasks, share them with your team and also assign team members to each task. You can mark any teammates you want as followers on the task. Also, additionally, change the email subject line to whatever you want the task to be named while using the tool.
Asana allows you to create your templates and also re-use templates for similar or recurring kinds of daily tasks.
Like most other planners, Asana allows you to comment and follow u on tasks and also star projects that are important and frequently need your attention.
Asana is free but to use it for your teams, you can opt for the Premium plan that is priced at $13.49 monthly.
Our very firsts and best friend at work has got to be the very humble Google calendar.
Be it scheduling a meet, a webinar, or a dinner with your team, Google calendar has been a constant in many of our lives. This was way before other tools arrived.
I personally use Google calendar as it allows you to sync almost every other tool including Calendly, Asana, Google tasks, Todoist, and more.
You can use Google calendar for free but if you’d like more storage per user and participant, it’s best to opt for a paid plan. Here are the pricing and features offered in INR –
This tool allows you to use keyboard shortcuts to scroll through the app. You can create boards for your daily goals and get through them.
You can also add filters and labels to be able to navigate through the lists easily.
The basic plan allows you to create 5 active projects, up to 5MB uploads, and a week of activity history.
The plans are priced at as low as $4 and $6 per month.
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