Do you have a to-do list that is never complete? How about 101 things going through your mind day and night? Feel like you never get sufficient ‘me time’?
Yes? Me too!
As women, many of us feel the constant pressure to do it all. Have successful careers, be the CEO’s of our home, organize events, put a meal on the table everyday….. and these are just the basics.
We can all agree that the list just keeps going on and on and on.
Well, do you know what has helped me start single tasking and being extremely productive at the same time?
The first time I tried it I set the timer in my kitchen for 30 minutes. It was a little test to see how much I could tidy up on the main floor of my house before the timer went off.
The time went by WAY too fast, but the funny thing was I had fun doing it (and I do NOT like cleaning – but I am competitive)! I raced around and cleaned all the dishes, tidied the kitchen island (which is an ever growing mass of stuff that people throw there when they come into the house). I cleaned the mirror and sink in the main floor bathroom and actually took the garbage out.
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I recently surveyed some of my readers and the #1 thing that people find most difficult in their lives is: they are ALWAYS EXHAUSTED.
We are all running around like chickens with our heads cut off and are getting a little too close to burn out. Not good, my friend.
Self-care is something we all need in our lives, but once we are rejuvenated we need a plan and the simple task of time blocking could truly help you get a little order back into your day.
Time blocking can be a huge help for different tasks throughout your day, such as:
- Cleaning out the fridge
- Making dinner
- Doing laundry
- Tidying a specific room
- Cutting the grass
- Organizing paper clutter
I also use time blocking for some of my blogging tasks, such as brainstorming new ideas and writing new blog posts.
Oh and by the way, time blocking isn’t just for chores, it can also be used to reward yourself (remember self-care okay)?
Go ahead and time block something you enjoy so you know you’ll get at least 30 minutes to do something you love…
- Going for a walk
- Having a bath
- Watching TV
- Working out
- Diffuse Essential Oils
- Having a nap
- Listening to music
- Bullet Journaling, this is mine.
- Going to a café
Do you see where I’m going with this?!
Time block something fun. Something just for you. Let other people in your life/your house know that you are off limits during this time and if you need to leave the house in order to get your personal time – do it. Your spouse and kids will survive!
So, let’s get this time blocking started. 3 tips to begin:
1. Start small. This is especially important if you have no idea where you’ll get the time. Begin with 30 minutes and set the timer.
2. Pick a Task. Go with a chore or some self-care. If you’re doing a chore, play some music to get you moving. I promise you’ll complete your task even faster with this! (Check out my Happy Playlist which you can listen to on Spotify). Now, begin!
3. Take note. If you did a chore, what did you accomplish? Write in down in a journal to keep track so you can be even more productive next time. If you did something nice for yourself, how did you feel? Did you let yourself truly enjoy your 30 minutes? Think about how you can unwind more the next time.
Time blocking is a little trick I use to get items off my list and maintain a sense of sanity in my home and my mind! Time blocking can give you a sense of control and provides a simple form of balance in your life.
I hope this was helpful and will be a powerful tool to help when life gets crazy, i.e. all the time!!
Have you tried time blocking before? If so, share in the comments how it’s worked for you. If you have yet to try time blocking, do it today (just 30 minutes to start) and let me know what you thought.
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