By Emma Brianchon
At SCA, time management is one of the most important things. If you don’t manage your time properly, you have 9 chances out of 10 to fail or to miss a deadline.
I’m going to share some of my « life-hacks » in the morning routine, and how to keep yourself a minimum organized on a daily life.
When I arrived at SCA, I was one of the most disorganised person ever. But simply, if you want to survive, you need to evaluate your environment. I did. I created a morning routine filled with « hacks » to not lose precious time.
In the morning, I’m the kind of late « waker ». I put snooze 3 times and then I know I need to wake up. I put the alarm before I actually need to wake up, and the third alarm is the normal time I should wake up to not be late. In order to avoid forgetting to make the bed when I leave, I do it as soon as I get off the bed, it literally takes 15 seconds.
Then, if you don’t have time to make a whole coffee, you simply put a filter paper, filled with coffee and attached by an elastic on the sides, and you pour the hot water. Be sure to take it off gently to avoid any morning injury (true story).
If you eat in the morning, put the cutlery, mug and plate out the night before.
If you are the kind to forget everything, you should put all the important things in your shoes. You won’t miss them as long as you don’t go outside barefoot.
– Create a weekly agenda, with hours where you are free by « sequences », with an uppercase per day with the deadlines, and at the bottom with things you need to do (important calls, things to send, projects or simply things you are asked to do). Keep checking your to-do list and prepare to be late. Basically, retro plan yourself.
In the evening, you go home, you work for 2 or 3 hours, you eat, and then you scamp / read/watch a series / call your friend.
In order to be sure I keep a minimum in shape, I do 40 minutes of exercise before going to bed. Try to find yourself a daily routine and stick to it.