You’ve prepared yourself for busy days, but what about slow days? Well those days aren’t vacations my friend, you need to keep pushing forward and stay productive. It is important to take advantage of these slow—or at least, not quite so fast—days, so you can bang out a few things you would never normally have time to contemplate.
Here are few ideas we found online on how to stay productive when there isn’t a whole lot on your plate:
Organize your E-mails
Even if you file every message away in your email archives, there are some you should save on your business shared drive or in your personal files for later use (or when you’re gone). If you’ve got a bit of time, go through and deal with any emails you’ve filed away for “later”, and end up with a clean and happy inbox.
This is may be the lamest of the list, but it’s probably the most important as well. Basically, just figure out and write down what exactly you do, and how you do it. Open up your calendar and start looking at what meetings and events you have ahead. Start doing research and start preparing for them.
Pick up the Phone
When you have time, take the opportunity to schedule catch-up calls with your clients and stakeholders. It is really important to check in with your clients every so often so they know you are continuously thinking about them—even if you aren’t currently working on something they have assigned you. That’s the kind of initiative that strengths the work relationship.
Is your office as clean as you would like? Do you have magazines, old papers and sketches all over the place? It is the time to organize all the little items that are lying around and make sure every important paper is on the correct folder. This is also a good time to get your receipts and other business in order.