I don’t how you feel it but in my opinion the time before Christmas is always the most stressful time of the year. It’s not that you have to find presents for every member of your family but the stress your unsatisfied boss tries to transfer to you. You have a lot to do because you have a lot of work to do and then comes something like “Oh, you’ve done it in a wrong way”…
no matter what you do. The ray of hope is your closing time because after closing time you can do your own projects, which you already started before work at 5.a.m. or 5.30 a.m. because the time between closing time and dinner is seldom enough time to work on your own videos, care about social media profiles, do funny thumbnails, literally dancing on several weddings at the same time.
How to manage it your time-table
As a part-time youtuber you have to plan exactly what you want to do on that specific day. The limit is the time you have per day. So you have to plan every day that you can reach your goals. For some of you it is surely a good way to write your tasks down. For others it’s not necessary. I have it in my mind and I’m on schedule. Of course it’s a lot of work but only when you work on it you can get better in things because you have to repeat them.
My timetable is tight and when the weather is bad and you can not ride your bike to work it is even tighter and has to be planned specifically. When to make calls, when to cut video, when to take photos, when to publish, when to make thumbnails and so on.
This year my last days at work were not very stressful but partly filled with time to wait for answers. I needed several answers but I didn’t get them in time because my boss was not in the office. What to do? Having the stress your boss who tries to transfer to you? I’m not even allowed to install new programmes on my working PC. In this cases my smart phone is always helpful. What should I do? I’m not the biggest fan of not using my time in a perfect way. I have it to wait. What’s easier than to do your tasks on your smart phone?
The last days at home as a private person were even more stressful because I had a lot of videos to prepare for the vacation. I’m not at home. I’m visiting my parents right now but I don’t have any other social contacts at the moment than my parents. In this situation it’s an advantage to have no sisters and brothers. I’m an only-child.
I had to prepare videos for several weeks in advance. I had to cut all the promo and the trailers, load them up, prepare the thumbnails, do the preparation, do all the cleaning in our apartment, pack the luggage, keep everything in mind, not forget anything.
Plans for the new year
For next year I plan to be better organized, maybe doing some videos less. Maybe I hire somebody to help me doing all the tasks I do alone at the moment. Maybe I outsource some of my tasks. I know my post barely contains anything about myself but rather what experience in these days.
I also bought some new equipment for better videos in 2021. I also try to do cooperations so that I get a little help in some parts of my creative work because I think if I don’t do it I will ran out of time again.
Overall I’m satisfied with what I achieved this year with my possible time and work but I always try to improve what I’m doing. Don’t worry when you don’t hear anything in the next 4 weeks. I already wanted to post last week but I taped super empty highways within Germany … have never seen them so empty in my life before… and did a lot of research.