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Organize Your Time: The Power of Time Blocking
Do you ever feel like you have too much to do and not enough time?
If not, leave a comment with your secrets!
Most people do, myself included. However, there are some powerful time management tools that can help, including one of my personal favorites – time blocking!
If you have a tendency to get distracted every time… SQUIRREL!
..Sorry! But if you’re as easily distracted as I am, you’ll love this technique.
Schedule “Meetings”The key to time blocking is simple – create blocks of time on your calendar for specific projects and then protect them and use them.
For me, the simplest idea has been telling myself I have a “meeting” during that time. That way I won’t get pulled away by phone calls, personal thoughts, or well-meaning friends.
After all, if I had a meeting with you, I wouldn’t let anyone interrupt it. I can do the same with meetings I schedule with myself!
What to Do?Even if you have blocked off time, you need to know exactly what you’re doing. It can’t be too general, like “work on marketing.” Instead, write down “order seasonal postcards,” or another specific task.
If things are too general, you’ll get distracted trying to figure out exactly what you’re DOING with your marketing.
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