I am an absolute planner. It has always worked in my favor. There are instances where I am super spontaneous but I actually love to plan. Especially when it comes to PR. I honestly believe that is how I am able to achieve so much in a day. As a publicist, making sure every deadline is met and following up in a timely manner are both essential. Keep tracking of every email, commitment and every piece of coverage can be a fulltime job.
Here are the top five ways I plan my entire week:
- Take an hour on Sunday to look at your schedule for the upcoming week.
- Set reminders for meetings and calls in your phone for the hour prior to the meeting and a second reminder for ten minutes prior to the meeting. Send an email the day before to reconfirm any meetings and express your excitement.
- Capture a list of daily deadlines for each day of the week.
- Add social time with friends and exercising to your weekly planner.
- Set a goal for each day.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when planning your week.
What invites have I accepted for this week?
What client needs to I have this week?
Am I attending at least one networking event this week?
Have I spent any time with my girlfriends this week?
When will I write this week?
When will I exercise this week?
Which day of this week will be my, “RELAX” day?
Today is Monday so it is the perfect day to try these ideas for this week. Grab a pen and PLAN!