How to make more time for everything you want to do:
Time is one of the most precious resources…corny? Maybe. But so true as well.
Our ability to work on our goals, do the things we love with our people is only possible if we have the time to do it.
The good news is that you do have the the time. We all do. We all have 24 hours in our day…every single day.
The girl boss who is running a successful company and is also in good shape has 24 hours
The career woman who also makes it home to spend time with her kids has 24 hours
The young professional who is pushing her side hustle while having a full time job has 24 hours
You have 24 hours!
Keeping this in mind will help you realize that you have the time to every thing that you want to do.
The reason why you feel this way is because you may not be managing your time in the best possible way.
You may have your to-do list on lock-down, but that is not working out for you. That is because you have not yet discovered the secret to true productivity.
THE SECRET TO PRODUCTIVITY
The secret to truly become productive and to make time to do absolutely everything that you want to is…drum roll please…Calendar Blocking!
What is calendar blocking?
It is the act of literally placing blocks on your calendar to denote the amount of time that you will spend doing a certain task.
Sounds simple enough. But does it work, and why?
Yes it works. It has worked wonders for me.
I know that I have preached about having a to-do list before, but calendar blocking takes things to a whole new level.
Calendar blocking works because you assign time for every task that you have to do. this increases the chances of the task getting done. Also, every task that is placed in a block on your calendar has to be treated with respect. They should all be treated as appointments that you absolutely cannot miss, appointments that you cannot be late to.
Having this mindset has ensured that I do everything that I set out to do every day and I have been able to realize where the gaps are. These gaps are for me fill with whatever it is that I want to, hence giving more time to experience my life as I wish.
An added bonus is that I like to go back and look at all of the wonderful things that I achieved in that week. It makes me feel happy and motivated to do even more the next week.
Although the task of calendar blocking may sound simple (which it is), there are some specific things to consider when doing this task to ensure that you have set up your day efficiently. Watch the video above by Amy Landino from AmyTV as she gives a very helpful tutorial on calendar blocking and how to do it correctly for the best results.
This will definitely help you recognize that you can have more time that you can spend as you please. Do you know of any other ways to use your time wisely. Please share the knowledge and let us know in the comments section below.