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The first question you need to answer is: Why do you want to use time blocking?
Whatever you choose, knowing your high-level priorities and goals will shape what makes it onto your schedule and how you block out your day.
Now it's time to actually start creating your "blocks." Instead of jumping straight into your workday, however, start with guardrails for your time outside of work.
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Potential issues aside, time-blocking is still a powerful time management strategy . Especially when you see it as a framework for thinking about your day rather than a set of laws you can't break.
As Abby Lawson writes in
Again, how Brad blocked out his time was based on his priority of spending time with his family. As Brad told us :
"Before having a baby, my wife and I would both work well into the evening hours, largely because we cou...
The human brain needs guardrails at work. Otherwise, we fall into what's known as Parkinson's Law:
"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"
By scheduling every minute of your day you not only gua...
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It's the practice of planning out every moment of your day in advance and dedicating specific time “blocks” for certain tasks and responsibilities.
When you fill your calendar with the tasks and things you want to do, it’s harder for others to steal your time.
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Time blocking your schedule
• Know your high-level priorities and goals.
• Start creating blocks for your time outside of work (morning routines, time with family/friends etc.)
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