As any seasoned Travel Advisor can tell you, knowing how to stay organized is crucial to remaining calm, cool, and collected when your departure list is a (Sky)mile long. With a little help from Brownell’s Independent Advisors, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips and tools to help you survive those days that feel longer than a ten-hour flight in the back of the plane.
Endorsed by Brownell Independent Advisor and organization guru, Susan Whitson, Basecamp is a great resource for improving communication between your team. With message boards, to-do lists, scheduling, and documents and filing, we can’t help but wonder…is there anything Basecamp can’t do?
Asana is a crowd favorite among Brownell’s Marketing Team. A quick and easy, no frills, task manager, Asana allows members to create and manage tasks within their team. Bonus: it’s free for users with fewer than 15 members!
Evernote has proven to be a tried and true resource for organizing and storing files – just ask Brownell Independent Advisor Suzette Mack. She uses Evernote to keep all the pertinent information she needs at her fingertips!
No, this doesn’t mean you spend hours slowly breathing in and out while sitting cross-legged under your desk. But blocking off just ten minutes can help you reset and refocus for the rest of your day. Take time away from the stresses of airline bookings and hotel reservations to do something that helps you relax, whether it’s walking outside, stretching, or simply closing your eyes.
Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? There’s an app for that! Sunsama helps you block off your day by must-do’s and want-to’s so that you can prioritize your time seamlessly.
Bulletin boards may seem like a bit of an old-school tactic, but there is a reason the classics stick around! Especially for those of us who are visual, bulletin boards help keep to-do’s and important info in your line of sight – plus with a little sprucing, they can add charm to even the most florescent office space.
The Garbage Can
Decluttering is the new Feng shui. Take some time to rifle through your files and piles to leave room for only the essentials. With less mess, you can focus on the things that are really important.
Have a set of document trays on your desk where you can stack files you’re currently working on. This helps keep your desk clear while still having necessary info within reach.
A Label Maker
There’s nothing a reliable label maker can’t fix. Stick a label on drawers, bins, files – you name it. You’ll never have to second guess where you stored that piece of paper that was “just right here”.
Cross of your biggest tasks at the beginning of the day. The momentum will keep you going for the smaller and more tedious tasks, and it leaves room for anything that may will come up later in your day!