BLOCK IT OUT
First I should clarify that by “Block it Out” I don’t mean out of your mind, I mean out of your schedule. Okay, Okay I know the word “schedule” is very yucky (Yes, I’m an adult and still say yucky- what’s your point?) and I’m sure we lost some readers the second they saw the word. But seriously, you’re still here and I hope you’ll hear me out for the next 3-5 minutes depending on how fast you read! : )
If you’ve been following along, you’ve completed your BRAIN DUMP and ORGANIZE IT and now you need this last step to tie it all together. If you haven’t been following along, and have no idea what I’m talking about you need to do two things:
- Ask yourself WHY the heck you haven’t been following along!?
- Go back to the BRAIN BLITZ and ORGANIZE IT posts, catch up and come on back! We don’t mind waiting for you!
Let’s get to it!
A schedule, even a vague one is a necessary step towards accomplishing things! The reality is we all only have 24 hours in a day and sometimes that’s just not enough to accomplish everything we want to. So by having a schedule, you can prioritize your day and GET IT DONE! – Hence the name of the process, ya know?!
Now let me make something clear, I’m not saying you have to schedule every waking minute:
6:00 am –Wake up
6:10 am – Roll outta bed
6:15 am- Brush teeth
NO…. mind you, if you prefer to do this then, by all means, you do you!
I’m simply saying allot chunks of time to the different categories that you used in STEP 2: ORGANIZED IT as they make the most sense to you and your life! You could also add a few additional ones such as:
- Professional development
- Personal Development
Then take your calendar and block out times of your day for each category. You could even colour code it if your little heart desires.
Take a little look at the basic calendar I use. ( Sorry in advance for the terrible cut & paste of two pictures; it was the best I could do!)
As you can see, all my time is blocked out in sections. Depending on the day and how many tasks I have to do I will even allot times to things as well. It really just depends on the circumstance and my workload.
I love this method because it gives me a clear picture of the time I have in order to complete tasks. I personally am not a fan of being rushed so I like to front-load tasks and complete them well before their due date. By knowing when I have blocks of time available booked to work on things really motivates me to get things done quickly and I don’t even have to think about it, to be honest!
So there it is! Three simple steps in the GETTIN’ IT DONE PROCESS
- BRAIN DUMP
- ORGANIZE IT
- BLOCK IT OUT
When you rock this process, it can help you to clearly identify what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and how much time you have to do it!
My hope is that you take this process and make it your own! Connect with me by using the #GettinItDoneBizStyle tag and share a picture of your completed GETTIN’ IT DONE process.
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