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Time Blocking to Improve Productivity

By: Mardi Dover


Are you a landscape designer and small business owner who often feels caught in a whirlwind of multitasking, struggling to prioritize important tasks and wondering what to tackle next? It’s a common struggle, but there’s a more effective way to structure your day and boost your productivity: Time blocking.


This time management technique is refreshingly straightforward: prioritize your tasks and assign them to designated time blocks. Whether you prefer a physical planner, a digital calendar, or a time management app, the objective is to craft a detailed plan for each day or week, systematically breaking it down into time segments dedicated to specific activities.


Here are a few time-blocking tips:


Match your Energy: Schedule your most creative and mentally demanding work during your peak energy hours. Reserve less demanding tasks for times when your energy naturally dips.

Batch Similar Activities: Group related tasks together to minimize your brain shifting gears, so you stay in a focused groove.

Make Room for Creativity: Allocate time for creativity, brainstorming and daydreaming.

Transitions Matter: Include time for transitions, to avoid feeling rushed and ensure a smooth flow through the day.


Of course, unexpected things come up during the workday. But time blocking can help you manage your time more effectively, leaving room for when life has its own sense of timing and surprises! Embrace this strategy and watch your productivity soar!


Are you looking for a deeper dive into how to manage your workday or improve your profits?


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