Time Blocking: a structure and a plan for your calendar
Creating blocks in your day where certain things will happen.
Time blocking is a mindset, and something that should be practiced and fine tuned over time.
Why does time blocking work?
- It reduces decision fatigue, because you're deciding in advance when certain things are going to happen.
- There's less of those negative thoughts of "When am I going to have time for that?!" and "I'm never going to be able to finish this project."
- Sandwich My Schedule: Morning and end of day are for administrative tasks. Bigger project tasks are in the middle.
- Afternoon Block: I use some of this block to get ready for the next day.
- Personal Time Blocks: Workouts in the AM (gym or park), cooking or homework help in the PM block
- School paperwork has it's own time block - Wednesday nights
- Friday afternoons - appointments, health, etc
Time Blocking: Journey - Process - Discipline
What do you do in crisis mode though?!
1. Go back and listen to the bonus episode.
2. Work in small 10-15 minute blocks.
3. Change your expectations about how much you can/should get done each day.
Boundaries as they relate to your schedule:
YOU set up your time blocks.
You do NOT have to set up appointments during your set blocks.
Make your appointments WORK WITH your schedule.