We’d all like more hours in the day. But even if we had more time, it wouldn’t be enough. The only solution is to manage your time better. Sounds simple right? It is easier said than done. But it is possible. One of the simplest strategies is to block out time. But you don’t need to go putting in dozens of segments in your calendar that it looks like a game of Tetris. You only need to put four in a week to manage your time better.
1. Focus Block
Block out a couple of hours a week to think about the future. What do you want to work on? How will this fit into your strategy and into the company vision? This type of thinking requires a lot of focus and some peace and quiet. So make sure you’re free of any distractions so that you can stay in the zone.
2. Social Block
Have you got new starters in your company? Perhaps there are some important people in the business that you should introduce yourself to. But block out a couple of hours a week to be social with your employees, your peers, and your boss. You can use this time for one on ones or team activities. But it’s important to maintain a social network.
3. Manage Your Time With Admin Blocks
Every leader has an element of admin work to complete. It could be reports, updating records, or sorting out rosters. But you need to block out some time for admin. Mondays and Fridays would be my admin days. Mondays were great because I could review the previous week, and Fridays worked because I would like to ease into the weekend.
4. Manage Your Time With Recovery Blocks
It’s important to make time to reset and recover. Even if it’s during the day to go for a walk, grab a coffee, or something else that makes you feel relaxed. Make sure you’re blocking out at least three sessions a week to look after your mental wellbeing.
What to do With Your Time
Managing your time shouldn’t be a chore. It should be an opportunity to provide you with more breathing room to excel in your role. If you manage your time right, you’ll find that you’ll achieve more of the long list of goals you have.
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