Have you ever sat down at your desk with a million things that need to get done, but you just can’t figure out where to start? I know I have. But there is a very simple tool for just that problem.
You probably already keep a calendar, but unless there is an appointment or a meeting involving another party, you likely don’t schedule how you will spend the rest of the hours in your day. But what if you set an agenda for how you would spend every half-hour of your day? Sound like a waste of time?
Think about this way.
If you knew you didn’t have a moment to waste, would it limit distractions? Would you fritter away fewer hours checking Facebook? Could it save you from mindlessly saying “yes” to time-wasting meetings you don’t really need to be a part of? If you could redeem even just 2 extra hours a day, imagine how much more you could accomplish! That’s the value of time blocking.