Is the content you’re creating inspiring and awesome? Or is it total crap because you can’t seem to come up with anything good?
Have you ever planned out your week or month with tasks due on a specific day, but just didn’t feel inspired to get it done?
I’m not saying you have a lack of inspiration due to your motivation, but sometimes it’s really hard to create great content for social media when your brain is pumping out ideas for newsletters or post collaborations.
What do you do then?
Stick with your schedule or with what you’re most motivated with at this very point in time?
This is the very thing I used to struggle with and it was unbelievably draining.
Here I am, a business coach and entrepreneur that is controlled by her calendar.
What kind of life is that?!
Thankfully, I finally found a strategy that works for me (after months of trial and error).
This strategy lets me creates content from a place of inspiration and not just because “I have to do.”
Whenever you feel a burst of inspiration coming on, drop what you’re doing and roll with it.
Work with that inspiration by batching your content.
If this inspiration is Facebook content, create as many as you can until you’re tapped out. Not only will you save a ton of time by reducing your constant state of multi-tasking, but you’ll feel so freaking amazing when you’re done!
Before you know it, you have a month’s worth of Facebook content complete and ready to be scheduled.
Can you imagine how unproductive you’d be if you had followed your list of scheduled tasks instead? You would have been “accomplishing” a task that didn’t inspire you. You’d be wasting time creating mediocre content because your mind wasn’t in it.
Another great tip I love is utilizing a scheduling tool (if you batched content for social media). You can knock out everything while you still feel inspired which gives you the confidence that you’re creating the best content possible.
Now you can focus your time on other tasks, tasks that require inspiration to get it done – the right way.
When you are forced to create content, you waste a lot of time. The words are hard to get out. The examples are far, few, and in between. Your contents ebb and flow are completely jumbled.
It’s a “meh” blog post. An “okay” newsletter. A “good enough” graphic.
Do you really want that for your business?
Utilize a calendar
My second tip is having a calendar that allows you the flexibility while still focusing on priorities every single day.
Have you ever heard of the term ‘time blocking’?
Time blocking means putting all of your tasks in different time slots on your calendar.
For example, let’s say tomorrow is completely full in your calendar. You have blocked specific tasks throughout the day because obviously, they need to get done.
But does it have room for inspiration?
You are forced to write blog posts from 2:00-4:00 PM even though you reeeeeeeally want to create new pins for your upcoming blog posts!
Find the in between
What I find works best for me is creating a massive list of tasks. And when I say massive, I mean writing down every single thing that needs to get done to match my vision for the next 6 months to 1 year.
From there, I have my tasks prioritized into weeks and months. I break it down even more by adding labels (urgent, can wait, etc.).
This gives me an idea of what’s coming up so I can plan accordingly based on my inspiration!
I recommend having this list in a Trello board so you can add/move tasks based on your inspiration and schedule.
Here comes the fun part
I now set my intentions for the week based on what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks. I then base my tasks on what I really want to finish for that particular week so I can meet my goals.
This provides me with the flexibility to choose when I want to work on each task, as long as I achieve my weekly goal.
Even handling recurring tasks is a breeze. I can move them around because my calendar is pretty empty. Every day when I wake up I get this burst of positive energy because I can just start working on whatever task I have on my list (as long as I have it done by the end of the week).
Every morning I go through my list and pick the top 3 priorities for the day.
I’m also thinking about deadlines that are in that week and then work on what I want in order to achieve each deadline.
This system is perfect for me because I can create a vision for where I’d like to be 1 year from now. I don’t forget about anything anymore because it’s all right there in front of me.
So, what kind of system will you create for yourself?
Create weekly intentions for tasks that you need to do every week and every morning.
Go through your weekly tasks and decide your top 3 priorities for the day to work on, depending on how you feel.
If you feel inspired to create content, then create some amazing content!
Whatever you find inspires you at that very moment, do it!
This system will really help you batch and enjoy the work that you’re doing.
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