Productivity derailing? Working online is great but it can create a massive temptation to get off track.
Let’s fix that!
I have a delegation strategy for you today. 5 Ways to save/delegate content for a later time. Now it is important not to use these tips as a procrastination strategy to just collect content that you are never going to look. Raise your hand if you’re guilty! My hand is raised!
But, sometimes when you are trying to work you come across content that you need, but maybe not right this minute. Saving it for a specified time to go back and review later can save you from getting off on a tangent when you are in the middle of a project. Productivity restored!
Add the content to the appropriate holding place and choose one day per week to review. I like to use Fridays or Sundays to go back into these different sources to catch up on content.
But, where do you store all this content during the week until your review day?
Let us count the ways. I will be covering how to manage various types of content from videos to emails to ideas.
I use the Chrome Pocket extension so I can add articles that I come across online to my queue for later by simply clicking the icon.
I have a private board on Pinterest labeled To-Dos that I send pins to that I want to visit/look at their links later.
If the content is a video I want to explore later on, I add it to my watch later playlist on YouTube. Make sure you clear them once you watch them to keep them from piling up.
I use special folders in Gmail to delegate emails that need to be read later to a certain day. This helps me avoid whole “I dived into my email and fell down a rabbit hole” scenario.
When I come across content that gives me ideas I want to explore later, but not now, I add them to a trello section on my content calendar board called “Brain Dump.” This way on the appropriate day when I have time scheduled I can “flesh out” these ideas further and schedule them in.
When I first started on Trello, I was completely lost until I took Think Creative Collective’s course Trello for Business. I do not benefit from sharing that course, I just think it is awesome. So check it out if you are interested. I am also prepared to make more Trello tutorial videos, like this one, so leave me a comment below and let me know what you want to see!
Do you have a content delegation/productivity tip for managing distractions when working online? Would love to hear about it in the comments!