Belief Beyond Boundaries
The Power of Time Blocking
One of the most powerful habits you can integrate in your life is developing and adhering to a routine. While it is great to have a habit list, a road map of goals, and a solid foundation, having a planned routine helps by sort of automating the time factor of achieving goals. By setting up time blocks, you can achieve a routine that works well for you. Now, although time blocks may not help everyone in every situation, they can help for many habits, especially if you have a business or a lot of processes that you are working through each day. So what classifies as a time block?
A time block is a specified amount of time you work into your schedule to dedicate to a specific type of task. Even though I don't ascribe to time blocking my entire life, I do set aside specific times for some things. For instance, every day when I get home from work, I make it a habit to work on home maintenance or my task list for at least an hour and a half. This could be working on goals, checking emails, or doing home maintenance. It all kind of depends what needs to get done, but the point is, I have set aside time each day to look at what I need to get done by reviewing my task lists and current goals.
Some people may need more structure than I do, so they may set aside a time in the morning to focus on spiritual work, another time of the day to work on goals, while a separate time to work on home chores. If you own a business, you can use this technique to focus on specific activities throughout your day. For example, you might set aside 2 hours in the morning for customer communication, 2 hours for routine tasks, and 4 hours of sales calls. Sales calls could be further broken down into smaller time slots such as specific regions, customer types, or products for example. By allocating time to specific slots throughout your day, you take ownership of your time and are less likely to allow distraction to take over your day while also prioritizing how much time you intend on focusing on various tasks.
If you struggle with being productive, I highly suggest integrating time blocks into your schedule. If you can, take a moment to create a schedule of your activity for each day of the week. You could allocate time to exercise, skill building, maintenance work, Bible reading, or anything else that will help support your current goal work. I hope this helps allowing you to gain more control over your time.
If you find this information helpful, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Have a great day!
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