Free Time-blocking Printable
Using this free time-blocking printable you can organize your entire day to get the most done and be the most productive in the time you have to achieve your goals and maximum work level.
I am a goal setting and planning person by nature. In fact, my husband says that I sometimes plan too much or plan to plan. I am not so sure that he is exactly right about of that. But, what I do know is that to him, I must look like I plan too much or too often.
I can imagine that even to others I plan and decorate my planner way too much. Or that all that planning is frivolous.
The pretty part just makes me happy and brings me joy. And that joy keeps me motivated.
I am often asked by others how I am able to get so much done. How am I able to do all that I do with three kids, a house, a dog, a craft business, this blog, and the list goes on.
My answer is always simple and the same.
I plan it all out.
Literally just about everything.
I recently mentioned before about how I plan my weeks in advance using stickers to set up my week.
And in the past month, I have developed Free Planner Stickers for you to use along with a Free printable planner that you can all download in the Resource Library.
All of these tools have helped me to be more productive and get lots of things done that I want to accomplish. Some of those things even being this blog, this post, or even the number of craft projects I want to create amidst running a house and home for my family.
However, there is one thing I haven’t told you that I do, that is very helpful in being productive. And that is time-blocking.
What is Time-blocking?
Time-blocking is this method of planning where you schedule out your day in its entirety and every hour. Even your downtime is scheduled. From the time you wake up and do your morning daily routines, to working, playing, activities, downtimes, meal times, sleeping and everything in between is scheduled.
Some find this method a bit much. And others absolutely love it. They schedule their days as a list of things that coordinate with the hours in the day.
Ruth Soukup from Living Well Spending Less is a mastermind who developed the Living Well Planner. Her weekly layouts within the planner are set up specifically for time-blocking.
How I Use Time-Blocking
Yes, I do use the Erin Condren planner for setting up my weeks. However, I use the time-blocking method to schedule some of my busiest days.
I also use the time-blocking method for days I have free to be productive or work on things I want to get done.
I love using this method because it helps me to be my most productive on those things I need to focus on the most.
And in order to do this, I use this Free Time-blocking printable that I created to essentially do all the things for the day.
How To Use The Free Time-Blocking Printable
I use this to list everything I need and want to get done in the to-do section. This also includes the things I would like to get done. I list first the must-dos, the want-to-dos and the things I would like to do. In that order.
By listing the must-dos first, I make sure those things get scheduled or planned first in the schedule.
I recently read the book The One Thing by Gary Keller which is about tackling the one thing that will move you closer to success. It is pretty amazing in concentrating towards the outcome of one goal by doing one thing at a time.
I truly believe that time-blocking can help you have the laser focus to tackle the one thing by scheduling time to do the one thing you need to do.
Likewise, if you have 5 things for the day, then focusing on those 5 things One at a time, for it specified time is more likely to happen than trying to multi-task 2 or more things at once.
We all have the same 24 hours in the day. So why do some people tend to get more done than others?
The answer is that they do one thing and one thing only at a time. The most successful do the most important thing and only that one thing at a time.
If you haven’t checked out Gary’s book – you are totally missing out because it helps you to really see and tap into this sort of potential within yourself and to focus on the one thing.
And for paper planning people, that is trough time-bocking type of planning.
Download the Free Time-Blocking Printable
You can download the Free Time-blocking Printable from the Resource Library. Just use your password to login in the library.
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