I am not a stay-at-home mom. SAHMs out there, I salute you. But when the rubber meets the road, I love being at work. I adore my kids, but I know that I’m happiest when I’m both mom and a happy employee.
That said, I love my job. I was truly lucky this last year to find myself at a most amazing company, with the best coworkers I could ever imagine. Being in the work environment again after taking a year off with my daughter has been an awesome experience, but it definitely took some adjusting.
I work at a large company. Over four thousand employees. I have tons of meetings. Sometimes I joke that I need meetings to organize my meetings. While I absolutely love the fast-paced environment, there are days where I just feel like my (lack of) organizational skills are going to get me into some big trouble.
But thankfully, Evernote exists. And with the new partnership between Evernote and Post-it Brand, my life just got a whole lot easier. In the short time I’ve been using the new functionality—since I came back from Evernote 2013—I’ve come up with some solutions that you can use in your work life for optimal organization techniques.
Visualize your thought process with color. Post-it Notes are known worldwide for their bright, eye-catching colors. It’s a method that pretty much cries out for use. I’m pretty dedicated to using my iPad at work, anyway, and during the day I’m constantly hit with a barrage of requests. Quite often, I get an idea for one project in the middle of another. The result? Chaos. But if I write down ideas for our Community Relations team on an Electric Blue Post-it Note and snap a pic, then I can go back and see it easily in Evernote–and I can see at a glance where it belongs! For someone super visually motivated, this makes me look a whole lot more together than I often feel.
Save your creative sanity. In addition to being a social media specialist, I’m also a writer. And I’ve found that if I don’t feed my creative side, my work side suffers. The trouble is keeping track of inspiration during the day. So, I dedicate green to the creative process. And into Evernote go those Limeade Post-it Notes, in their own special folder, for later retrieval. That way that next possible plot point or song lyric doesn’t get lost. It just gets filed away for later use.
Be awesome in front of your coworkers. You know what stinks about white boards? Transcribing them is annoying. You know what’s awesome about Post-it Notes? They come in bigger sizes called Post-it Big Pads! So brainstorming with your favorite team just took on a whole new searchable meaning. You can snap pics of Post-it Big Pads from the brainstorm you had last Tuesday, and not only do you keep it for posterity, you can search it and share it. Now who’s the rock star?
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