Time blocking is a personal productivity strategy that helps you manage time and tasks more efficiently.
Time blocking is a time management technique that divides your day into blocks of time with a specific task, activity, or goal in mind. For example, if you know that you want to spend an hour on work-related tasks, have an hour for exercise, and have an hour for family time – then divide your day into 3 intervals of 30 minutes each.
The idea of ‘time blocking’ has been around since the 18th century when Benjamin Franklin decided to write down his daily tasks with corresponding hours on a small card he carried around with him.
The idea resurfaced in the 1950s as a productivity technique called “time budgeting.”
Nerdy, but interesting, right?
The key to successful time blocking is to take it one day at a time. You can’t plan for the future until you know what needs doing today.
Our brains are wired to think about time in a linear way. We’re taught that time starts at the present and progresses chronologically. However, our brains are able to think in the abstract when creating things instead of being linear.
This is why using a timer may be beneficial in creative writing sessions. The timer forces your brain to think in the abstract instead of being linear which could help you get past any creative blocks you may have.
Time blocks are a way to get the most work done in a specific period of time. By pre-planning how long a task will take, you can concentrate on that task for the necessary amount of time.
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