Time Management: Building with blocks.


This week we have made a list of what we do during the day and paired it down. We took off things we could and chopped our Social Media time in half. We learned about the 80:20 rule and how to apply it by working smarter not harder. Finally if we followed yesterdays instructions we also got ourselves a good night sleep. Today we will focus on focusing, get a few more ideas on how to help ourselves with our time management. Ready to begin?

Think of being in school again for a moment, maybe you are still in school. How long is a period? Usually its between 45-55 minutes long. There is a reason for this. How about big meetings you may have attended, they have scheduled break times.Usually further out but they do mix in ice breakers and activities to reboot your mind. I want you to start doing this as well. Break your day up into 50 minute blocks of time. The remaining 10 minutes in your hour will be for two things. Five minutes for you to take a deep breath, reflect on what you just completed think of what worked well and what didn’t for next time.The other five minutes shoudl be used to plan out the next block of time you are going to be doing. Review what you need to do make a plan and then start doing it. This will help you focus on the tasks ahead whatever they may be. I know not everything you do in a day will take an hour, however you can use your five minute planning time to lay out several smaller tasks in order of importance, this way you always know whats next and don’t need to find out. Once you get in the habit of doing this you will find you don’t need that five minutes for planning or for reflection on what you just completed. It will become natural for you to move from one thing to the next. If you work an 8 hour workday and you use this method in a few weeks you will be saving yourself around 56 minutes a work day. It’s magic, kinda like time travel. Enjoy it.

If you have a number of boring tasks you need to do in a day it’s a good idea to mix them in with more active things. Like the scheduled breaks in bigger meetings. You don’t want to turn into a drone just trudging through the day. It’s not productive and will suck the life right out of you. If you don’t do active things in your current job then aim for something that is at least mentally stimulating to help break up the doldrums.

Try this out tomorrow… see how it works for you. Then come back for some more great things to help you manage your time.

 

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Our mission is to bring reality to your dreams by being an affordable all inclusive production company for every type of venture and those who wish to find success in their possibilities. In 1996 BBR Productions Inc., began which was strictly an illustration company working with local illustrators and comic book company’s. In 1997 BBR Productions Inc., expanded adding audio recordings, graphic and web design, photography and mass marketing. BBR Productions Inc., first major client was TENEbRAE although other bands were signed on to the company roster for marketing and graphic design layouts. During 2000 BBR Productions Inc., began setting up small local shows and organizing large musical events featuring national acts throughout the Tri-state area. Working with musical acts, comedians and actors BBR Productions Inc., expanded yet again to more of an all inclusive entertainment company. In 2007 Began doing more with direct consultation, helping others create opportunities as well as managing more acts. 2008 marked the 1st annual Laughter is the cure show, helping raise money for foundations such as "Multiple Sclerosis Foundation" and various "Cancer Foundations". Soon to be on its 5th year. In 2013 BBR Productions Inc., opened its offices on Long Island NY allowing space to do in house seminars helping others realize their dreams with the help of people who have already been there. On October 3rd, BBR Productions Inc., will open their second office in Holbrook growing from 1,000 square feet to 3,800 square feet.
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