To-do items for blocking off time
Once you define and organize your priorities, it is usually referred to as time-blocking as they are put on your weekly schedule, divided into fifteen minutes.
Like exercise, time-blocking can be tricky because it takes tremendous thought and adaptation, both at first and after the first point, as you improve your skills. Everyone knows what it is like two days after a new exercise regimen has begun: you are running like Tin Man after a rainstorm with stiff joints and muscles. You will feel at first that your goals will never be accomplished, but keeping up with the day-to-day program will deliver the results you expect. The easiest way to handle your time is to work out two things:
- Consistent, diligent practice: You don’t just have to train daily if you want to develop these blocking muscles, you also have to raise the burden, weight and tension while you advance. The secret to handling minutes, hours, days, weeks and so on is repetition.
- A timeline for improvement: it takes at least 18 months or even 24 months to reach a time-blocking mastery level.
It takes time to build up the scheduling and time blocking skill, but you receive immense returns from this initial investment. The following gives you an overview of the process to be followed.
Breakdown your day
In order to begin with, you need a calendar with slots of 15 minutes every day. Why these tiny bites? A large portion of productive activity can even happen in 15 minutes. Loosing only two or three such blocks will minimize your chance to achieve your goals every day, from completing the assignment at work to publishing your best-viewed (hopefully) blog.
Start by breaking your day on this blank schedule; draw a clear line between personal and working hours. You build a work-life balance from the beginning if you take this measure. Take it not as a matter of course that Saturday and Sunday are time off only because you work a week from Monday to Friday. Block your calendar, or work can take place in your valuable downtime. The more steps you take on paper, the more precise the timetable is.
Are you worried about drawing a line between your time at work and your time when you are hesitant to tell your business associate that you can not engage in a corporate event that spans into your personal time? Not to be bothered. You do not have to convince a client that your exercise on Tuesdays is more important than meeting him for breakfasts, just mention that you were already booked at that moment.
This is all the clarification you give and my experience shows that professionals who wish to do business with you will respect your limits.
Planning of personal events
Blocking personal tasks first gives these activities weight and guarantees that they are not overtaken by responsibilities which are less important in the long term.
The first thing most people trade on is personal obligations; because of this, I suggest that you keep the personal field securely and closely, so it doesn’t get away from you.