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Time blocking is all about focus. To stay on task during each block, I like to use a simple Pomodoro timer (Right now I use Be Focused ). Having your remaining time visible can be a huge motivator and also help you estimate in the future.
There are too many distractions just waiting to ruin your perfectly planned schedule. By using a tool like RescueTime , you can quickly see where you're most distracted, what time of day you're most productive, and even set goals around time spent on email, social media, or entertainment during the workday.
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Want to see some real-world examples of schedules designed for focus? Check out our guide to setting up a work scheduled designed for sustained attention .
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.
Again, how Brad blocked out his time was based on his priority of spending time with his family. As Brad told us :
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