Benjamin Franklin is said to have been one of the earliest adopters of time blocking, with his focus on one hour blocks and taking two hours for lunch every day.
In time blocking you will also want to make sure you:
Identify core tasks which are important.
Consider tasks which can be “put together” – refer to the recent post on stacking.
Consider the bigger view and the tasks and activities which will help you move ahead in the bigger picture. This might include the inclusion of activities such as focus or other.
How: Time blocking can be done in several different ways. From post it notes, to coloring in your calendar (digitally or analog). What is the best process for you.
To consider: Are there some spare blocks you want to leave in your calendar for emerging issues?
Take time this week to block out your next few days or even your next week. What are the categories which are important to include?
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