Time blocking is a way to structure your day by scheduling out blocks of time that helps you to be more products and more effective in time management. It has improved the way I work as well as the amount of work I am able to get done. Here, I’ll show you what it looks like, and how you can use time blocking in your own day. I’ve also included a time blocking template for you to download and try out for yourself at the end of this post.
Do you find yourself trying to multi-task to accomplish multiple tasks at once …?
I first wrote about time blocking in my post on “How to be Productive Working from Home,” which includes additional ways to be productive throughout your work day. Time blocking is pretty straight forward. It’s quite literally sectioning off blocks of time in your day that are dedicated to one specific task. The idea behind this is that when you dedicate a set amount of time to one specific task, you’re less likely to focus on multiple tasks at hand, resulting in more productivity in one area. This ultimately leads to an increase in overall productivity in your work or tasks for that day.
Do you find yourself trying to multi-task to accomplish multiple things at once as fast as you can? I’m guilty of this. Doing so causes the brain to have to switch gears from one thing to the next, which actually leads to wasted time trying to switch back and forth! Instead, try to schedule out specific tasks for a block of time. You’re more likely to stick to that task, and your brain can focus on accomplishing more.
I like to schedule my most important tasks first in the day with longer blocks of time, because my focus is best mid morning. Then, I schedule the less important and smaller tasks for the afternoon, when my brain doesn’t want to concentrate as long. Try out different time blocking schedules to find what works best for you!
I hope this helps with your productivity in your day whether it be working or errands and cleaning that you have to get done on a Saturday! Time blocking can be very effective in time management and productivity. Have you tried time blocking? What do you think? Post in the comments below!
Click here to make your own time blocking schedule with this free template.