Time management is a huge issue for everyone, especially parents working or not. I have found time blocking to start to help me in my personal life and with this business. I can tell you that between juggling my mom duties, running a house with an acreage and a business that my productivity is increasing, my stress is decreasing and I feel better about that day. Who doesn't want to feel accomplished in their day?
Time blocking is reserving a segment in your calendar for a certain task. So you can block out either 30 minutes or 2 hours depending on your task.
This helps in 4 ways:
1. Mental preparedness:
-prepare mentally in advance
-new ideas could come to you to get task done faster & easier
2. Focusing on task
-you are not multi-tasking as you are only doing that single task for the designated time
3. Improved Productivity
-complete the task faster allowing you to do more in a day
4. Less stressed & overwhelmed
you know what you are going to be doing that day and have prepared, are focused and not worried about other tasks
In order to time block there is a way to do it. You can use a calendar, a planner, or digital, depending on how you like to function.
1. Write your To Do list
-there is no particular order, you just want to write everything down at first
-Narrow down to month, weeks and than days
2. Determine Priorities from that list
-what you want to accomplish every day
3. Designate time intervals for each of those tasks
-you will need to decide how much time to give each of those tasks as certain tasks will take a short amount of time and others longer
4. Track your Success
-either check/cross off your list
-knowing what you have accomplished that day/week/month feels good
If you need help in your business with time management contact me.