Make More Time with Time Boxing
Do you ever feel like there's not enough hours in the day to get everything done? You're not alone. With our hectic schedules, it can be hard to stay organized and on top of our tasks. But what if there was a way to make better use of your time and ensure that nothing slips through the cracks? Enter timeboxing - a productivity technique that creates a time "budget" for each task. Timeboxing is a great way to help maximize efficiency, reduce stress, reach goals faster, and stay focused on the tasks at hand.
Timeboxing simply means dividing up your day into blocks of dedicated time for specific tasks or projects. During this block of time, you focus solely on that project with no distractions - no emails, calls, or social media allowed! Once the time box has ended, move onto the next task for that day and set another time block for it.
Step 1. List out each task of the day. *Estimate the time required to complete the task.
Step 2. Prioritize your tasks.
Step 3. Block out any meetings/ appointments scheduled for the day.
Step 4. Take the most important task and apply it to your schedule where you will have uninterrupted working time.
Step 5. Apply 2nd most important task to the next available timeframe in your schedule where you will have uninterrupted time to complete.
Step 6. List your remaining tasks and add to it as tasks come in.
The benefits of incorporating timeboxing into your daily life are countless. For starters, by dedicating specific periods of time towards certain activities or tasks you’re able to plan out your whole day ahead of time which allows you to prioritize more effectively so important tasks don’t get pushed aside. Additionally, when working within an allotted timeframe you’re pushing yourself to work quicker and more efficiently so nothing gets overlooked or forgotten about.
Timeboxing also comes with mental health benefits as well- when having a stressful day or feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks ahead, taking breaks during “time boxes” will help ease your mind and reset before starting the next activity on your list. Taking five minutes every now and then can do wonders for relieving stress levels!
Your new best friend should definitely be timeboxing as it can help you achieve more in less time and keep your everyday life running smoothly like clockwork. So let’s stop wasting our precious few hours in a day and start giving back control over our lives with this amazing productivity hack!