There are enough hours in the day. Let’s figure out how to leverage them.
We collected a few cliff notes from our “Get ‘Er Done: Prioritization & Time Management” session just in case you couldn’t make it, but we’ve linked the recording below for your viewing pleasure as well.
- Complete your most important tasks first.
- Close unnecessary tabs, turn off the background noise, and enable Do Not Disturb.
- If you don’t decide what your time will be filled with, it will fill itself.
- Pick a list app (Asana, Apple Reminders/Notes, Trello, Monday, etc) and stick to it. No more sticky notes and random notebooks!
- The types lists you need include:
- Projects (>30 min)
- Tasks (<30 min)
- Weekly To Do List
How to Time Block
- Estimate how long each item on your Weekly To Do List will take
- Time block your lunch breaks and anything personal that would affect business work time
- Create time blocks on a digital calendar for each item
- If anything doesn’t fit into the hours you’ve allotted, decide if you need to add more work hours or delay something to next week
Time Blocking Pro Tips
- Always estimate more time than you think you’ll need to complete a task
- Don’t schedule every single minute, allow for travel and transition time
- Time block and limit your email and social media time
- Don’t always wait for creativity to “flow” — just start