9 Time management tips for student fundraisers
From Vicky Wallace, Fundraising Manager
Learning about time management
Keeping procrastination at bay
"Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.
"Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment."
Learn more in Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
Learning to say 'no'
In order to prioritise the things that will help you accomplish your goals, you'll have to learn to say 'no' to unnecessary tasks.
It can be scary to be honest if we also want to be nice. If you feel this way, watch this video on Radical Candour - a way of being honest with others, without being mean.
Learn more in Radical Candor by Kim Scott
How "to do" a to-do list
Being efficient with your emails can make everything else run smoother and reduce stress. The key to this is managing your inbox. Don't use your inbox as a place to store emails, nor as a to-do list.
Emails should sit in your inbox for a very short time and every time you go to your inbox you should empty it, then close your emails and move your focus to your task list
Watch this video to see how it's done!
Getting into "flow"
You know that feeling of being 'in the flow' and really zoning into a task? The ability to access this state of 'flow' or 'peak performance state' can make all the difference.
Find ways to get yourself into this state: personally, I use anchoring - associating a particular action or stimulus with a state. For example, before making a big presentation I'll listen to a particular song to put myself into the most resourceful state and perform my best! Guess I owe a lot to Patti LaBelle...!