How To Get More Done With Blocking Time

2020/05/03 • BY JADE

Are you struggling to meet deadlines with about a million things to do? 

Don’t worry; it happens to all of us! In this post, I’ll be explaining some of my favorite hacks on time management and increasing productivity.

So get out your notebooks and let’s get started! 

What is Time Blocking?

If you’re into productivity like me, you’ve probably heard the phrase “time blocking” and wondered what it is.

Luckily I’m here to tell you!

To sum it for you, time blocking is the management of your time and the way you arrange your tasks throughout the week.

You do specific tasks for specific amounts of time – for example, an hour block. You can basically block out time for specific tasks that you need to get done.

Before You Start

There are a few basic steps before you start blocking your time. So stay tuned for these three easy steps!

 

  1. • Use a Calendar

You can use any calendar that you prefer (personally I prefer planning by hand and using a notebook).

Still, plenty of people like to do it on their computers and if so I would definitely recommend Google calendar.

  1. • Turn Your To-Do List Items Into Results Items

Instead of writing down what you want to do this week, why not write down what kind of results you want.

It is so much more specific and can help you to pinpoint exactly what you want.

For Example:

To Do – Work on Website

Results – Finish home page

It is always better to go with specific and measurable results rather than a To-Do List, because at the end of the day “work on website” could mean several things such as just changing a header when you really meant to finish your home page.

Here are some category examples:

-Fitness and Health

-Family Time

-Content Creation

-School

-House Maintenance

• Add Your Morning Routine Time Blocks

Because I have to go to school at about 07:00 I usually keep my morning routine quite short. 

It all depends on how long your routine is and how you spend your mornings. 

If you want a full guide on how to start your day off right you can check out the Dream Days ebook.

Add Your Main Events

I then add the primary events such as the 9-5, and I selected the repeat option from Monday-Friday. (I have school every other day so my days differ) 

Add Your Morning Time Blocks

I usually do different tasks depending on what day it is.

Mondays and Thursdays are my content creation days. That’s when I write blog posts and take Instagram photos

Tuesdays are my strategy days when I focus on my goals and strategy for my business.

Wednesdays, I spend all my time on email marketing and Fridays are my relax days when I work on the smaller details that need my attention like creating pins, answering comments etc.

Add Your Evening Routine Time Blocks

I have different evening schedules, but I make sure to take time to work out as well as have some free time.

I also make time for some final admin tasks such as Social Media and answering emails.

I usually divide between admin tasks and learning skills like taking courses on new things listening to podcasts etc.

Stick To What's On Your Calendar

I have different evening schedules, but I make sure to take time to work out as well as have some free time.

I also make time for some final admin tasks such as Social Media and answering emails.

I usually divide between admin tasks and learning skills like taking courses on new things listening to podcasts etc.

Before You Go

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this post and that it has helped you to get a little step closer to your goals.

Off you go on your new time blocking adventures!

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