Hey there, Sweet Friends, today on the blog I’m talking about my “Five Favorite Tips When Time Blocking!”
Now that it’s Summertime, as a “Work From Home Mom With School Age Children”, Time Blocking is essential. Years back I read articles online from a couple of my favorite bloggers and learned about the technique of time blocking. You may also want to check out Trena or Abby and what they have to say about Time Blocking; Trena, Tips with Trena and Abby Lawson, Just A Girl and Her Blog,
Time Blocking Improves Productivity!
Time blocking is a type of scheduling that can help you manage your time better. Instead of working by the clock, you can focus on finishing big and small tasks one at a time, based on how you have time blocked on your calendar. To time block effectively, you’ll need to figure out what sorts of things you need to do each day, month, and year.
“Five Favorite Tips When Time Blocking!”
I found in my life I can be less stressed and most productive if I time block. With Summer here it is essential I time block as the boys will be home all day long. I also tend to get lost on creative projects like painting or crafting and Time Blocking can assist in keeping me productive at my computer tasks.
Just like I talked about last week in this post, my boys are graduating from elementary and middle school this week and although they are able to stay home alone occasionally, for short periods, they still require a lot of attention, especially when they are at the pool.
Here are my “Five Favorite Tips When Time Blocking!”
- Do a brain dump on paper or on the computer!
- Batch Tasks by category/similarity.
- Integrate Mundane Tasks into your Time Blocking; Showering, Laundry, Cooking Meals, Pool Time are a few examples of mundane tasks..
- Re-evaluate every three months.
- Enjoy being productive and crossing tasks off your list.
Have a wonderful day! Now, go out there and create something beautiful.