Do you ever sit down to work, and before you know it, hours have passed? And what did you accomplish during this time?  

Does your to-do list seem never to end? And you feel like you never have the time to get work done? 

I used to feel this way as well…

Use the Time Blocking Method on Your Calendar

Time blocking means assigning a block of time to one particular client, project, or task. For instance, if you have back-to-back coaching calls, block that time off on your calendar and focus on those calls. If you need time to write, block off 2-3 hours on your calendar. If you’re a visual learner, use Google Calendar to make colorful time blocks, such as a different color for each client. Forget about the whole idea of multitasking, too; studies have proven that people are more efficient when they focus on a single project or task at a time.

Don’t Overestimate How Much You Can Do in One Day

It’s hard not to think we can barrel through our lengthy to-do list in one day. We want it done to start the next day with a clean slate. But we still only have 24 hours in a day so instead of becoming stressed about the tasks, try implementing the 1-3-5 rule. Choose one significant job and get started on that first thing in the morning. Choose three medium-sized tasks and five small tasks. As you finish each one, cross it off your list for a visual representation of your productivity. Try melding this method with the time block method for ultimate productivity.

Using time blocking and underestimation has helped me control my time and my business. Know it can help you too.

Do you want a partner to help you get more time in your day? Email me at heather@elevateix.com

heather