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Written by Lexie Graf

 

Funeral directors have a lot on their plates, which makes it easy for things to slip through the cracks. That’s why it’s so important for them to have solutions and strategies to stay on top of their never-ending list of tasks.

 

Check out some ways to better manage your day-to-day tasks below!

 

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Use Time-Saving Technology Solutions

Funeral directors need to find technology solutions that save them time. With a Frazer-powered website, you save time on things like data entry. Since our websites are integrated with big funeral software companies, you only need to enter data once, saving time and ensuring accuracy. Now instead of filling out the same data on multiple forms over and over again, you can spend time checking other tasks off your to-do list.

 

We also offer various marketing packages. Now, you won’t have to delegate as much of your time on marketing tasks like SEO and social media.

 

Find a Planner That Works for You

Another way to stay on top of your tasks is to write everything down right away! This will put your mind at ease since you won’t have to keep racking your brain of what needs to be done. Paper planners are nice because physically writing something down increases your chances of remembering it. However, they aren’t always the most practical option because you may not carry them everywhere with you. That’s why using a digital planner on your smartphone tends to be a more surefire way of staying on top of tasks.

 

Utilize Reminder Apps

Personally, I use the Reminders app on my iPhone religiously in tandem with my paper planner. The app comes in handy for me because when I’m not home, I always have my phone with me. Also, it lets me set reminders for specific dates and times, ensuring I will remember what I need to do. However, the Reminders app is only available for Apple products with IOS. Luckily, there are plenty of other reminder apps out there.

 

If you have an Android or just want to try something outside of an Apple product, Google Keep is another great option. Like the Reminders app, you can set reminders for specific times. However, this app also lets you set place reminders too! So, when you go to the grocery store, you could have a reminder that pops up to remind you to buy milk. Along with the reminders, this app lets you take notes, add photos and drawings, collaborate with others, and so much more.

 

Take Time for Yourself

Recently, burnout has been deemed an official media diagnosis. People who suffer from burnout experience the following symptoms:

  • Lack of energy, feeling exhausted
  • Increased mental distance from job
  • Feelings of negativity or cynicism toward job
  • Reduced professional efficacy

Burnout is a syndrome that results from chronic workplace stress that has not been properly managed. When this stress takes over, it can make it hard to stay on top of things at work. That’s why it’s so important to take care of yourself.

 

Funeral directors can prevent burnout by regularly exercising, eating healthy, relaxing, and doing what makes them happy. It may sound counterintuitive, but by taking the time to take care of yourself, you’ll have more time to get work done. That’s because you’ll feel recharged and have the energy to do things in an efficient manner.