I have hesitated to share this for awhile now as I am honestly embarrassed by it.
Which is completely illogical. I think it is because most people don’t do this so I am worried you will think I am super weird. But yesterday I said a moose was my spirit animal so I feel like we have already crossed the weird line anyway, haha.
Calendar blocking is the buzz word but I essentially call it a schedule. And it is my saving grace and how I get shit done. Period.
Call me weird. Judge me. Say it isn’t possible.
But I promise you, if there is a pro tip of all pro tips this is the one. If you have goals and if you want to be successful…..at anything, you should probably be doing some form of time blocking.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day and I see 99% of people do two things with those 24 hours…
- Waste it because they don’t have a schedule to keep them focused
- Want to do too much and over commit themselves because they don’t have a schedule and don’t realize it is IMPOSSIBLE to fit everything into it
Often we do both of those things at the same time. We over commit ourselves and want to do too much yet we don’t take advantage of the time we have and we waste it.
Time is by far our biggest asset.
I have “time blocked” for just over a year, so I would consider myself a rookie still. However, it has been the biggest life changer. Not only does it keep me focused and on track and I know what I need to get done on a daily basis. I also realized I wanted to do way, way more than my 24 hours a day 7 days a week could possibly fit.
Which is why I wasn’t getting anywhere with any of my goals.
So what did I do? I had to take some things out of my life to make way for the things that were a higher priority. It wasn’t easy, some of those things I really enjoyed doing but after making my schedule I realized they were getting in the way of the BIG things I wanted to do.
Well it was either that or never sleep. And I NEED my solid 7-8 hours of sleep.
You have to make sacrifices in order to reach your biggest goals.
Here is what part of my current time blocked schedule looks like……
Yes….I literally put EVERYTHING in it from wake up to bed time.
It is also never set in stone. You have to move with the ebbs and flows of life…..and I am a Mom so things can change at a rapid pace. I am flexible with my schedule and the best part is, by using the calendar on my computer I can move my time blocks around to make everything work!
I review my schedule quick before I go to bed and again in the morning and obviously I reference it all day.
No, a day very rarely ever goes perfectly with the schedule but it most certainly keeps me on track and keeps me focused and at the end of the day if I ran out of time for something I move it into another spot on the schedule so I can still get it done.
As time goes on my goals change, my business changes, my personal life changes and so does my schedule. I am constantly tweaking it. And it 100% works for me.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your life I dare you to try this! If you already time block/schedule your life I would love to hear from you in the comments….
Have an amazing and productive day!