Do you ever feel like it is impossible to get everything done and there just aren't enough hours in the day. We are all leading busy lives, trying to balance multiple priorities and meet looming deadlines. Just thinking about all of the tasks and fitting them in our schedules causes an extreme amount of stress. This results in unsuccessful attempts at multi-tasking our way through varying projects. At the end of the day, we end up with a bunch of half finished projects and no relief from the growing stress. Here are a few tips that will help organize your work, increase your efficiency, and ultimately reduce stress. These are not brand new, untested techniques, but rather tips that have been successfully implemented by top performers for decades.
The primary concept is to spend some time planning your week by grouping and prioritizing tasks, then blocking out chunks of dedicated time for them. An easy way to explain the time blocking technique is to take you through an example. You can modify the technique in ways that will help it work better for you but here is how I use it:
A few tips that will help make this painless and keep you using the time blocking technique: