It’s the one great equalizer that all of humanity has. We all have 24 hours in a day. How we choose to use those hours is what separates us.
Using time blocks is a way to get more done of what you want and need to do with less distraction and blast through projects. Even if it is a block at a time.
Now I know you’ve most likely read about this before but I’m going to show you how I implemented it after several months of trial and error. Your system may or may not look like mine and that’s ok. You need to find what works for you. This is just a guideline for you to use as a starting point. Make it your own.
I find my sweet spot is working in blocks of 1 hour increments with a 5-10 minute break between blocks. I put a 30-45 minute break after the third block and try not to work more than six blocks per day. If I have to go beyond six block, I’ll put in another 30 minute break after the sixth block.
- I have a list of my block items before I start.
- Turn off email, social media, phone and any other distractions.
- Schedule your blocks in your calendar system…not as tasks.
- If you finish a block early…move on to the next one for the remainder of that blocks time. Pick it back up in the next block if you weren’t able to finish.
This method is not only useful in your business but your personal life. It may sound nuts but I schedule “dates” with my husband. Even if that “date” is a snuggle on the sofa and quiet conversation it qualifies. So often with the hustle and bustle of daily life, important personal time can get left out.
It would be nice if I worked this way every day but I don’t. I will pull out this secret weapon at least twice a week though.
I’d love it if you gave this method a whirl. Come back and share your modifications or tips with us!