Diva Chronicles Magazine Lifestyle

How Block Scheduling Has Worked for Me

Like most of you, my days are packed! It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the items on our to-do list. I have been one to keep a loose schedule, but when I wrote everything down, I didn’t see how I could do it all until I tried block scheduling. My best friends suggested it to me and raved about how great it was working for her. I knew first hand how full her plate was, and if she liked it, I had to try it.

5:30am-7:00am 8:00am-11:00am 11:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm 5:00pm- 8:00pm 8:00pm-10:30pm

10:30pm- 5:45 am

Block scheduling forced me to be more cognizant on how I spent my time. It also released me from my overwhelming need to finish everything in one sitting. Instead, I will allow myself to get to a certain point, then I will move on to something else. With me being in graduate school, working full time, running an online shop, writing, and my personal life, this has helped tremendously. I even reignited my love for reading because I carve out an hour block during the week to read, either right after work as a way to unwind or before bed. I always said I never had time to read because I was so busy, but I never made time to read. I’ve read three books consistently and consecutively since December and am finishing up the third. I even schedule my bedtime. Sleep and rejuvenation are important and when I’m tired and foggy, I am not productive and end up just wasting time.

I will continue to use block scheduling to get the most out of my day.

 

Have you tried this method of time management? What other tactics do you find useful?

 

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