What You Need To Know:
It’s time to start creating your schedule! First think about how you want your days to be structured. Look at all of your tasks, sort them by task type and choose whether you want your Schedule type to be Running or Block. A Running schedule is a schedule based around tasks, instead of placing specific tasks in specific time slots, your schedule is a list of items that you plan to do for the day. This type of schedule is perfect for #Bosses who run Passive Income Type businesses, the lack of complete structure still gives you extra free time while still managing your tasks. The way a Running schedule works is by prioritizing your tasks by most important to least important, then create a running list of the things you have to do in order ( Remember Eating & Sleeping are IMPORTANT). Then start tackling your list one thing at a time until you’re done, if you don’t finish 100% of the tasks put the unfinished tasks at the top of the next day’s list and keep going! The Opposite of the Running Schedule is a Block Schedule. In a Block schedule every part of your day is blocked out in 30 min to 3 hour increments. Each Block has an assigned tasks or group of tasks based on the blocks category. For Example you may have a wake-up block where you put the tasks that make-up your morning routine, a workout block where you put cardio and exercises that you plan to-do, and a work block where you put work tasks like blogging, editing, and marketing. When tasks aren’t finished in a block you either miss it for the day ( like cardio from the workout box), or you reschedule it in the next available relevant box ( like editing a post in your work block the next work day). This schedule type is perfect for all entrepreneurs as it help hold you accountable for your time, tasks, and schedule.
1. Start the day with “Me/Chill” time’: Go through email and social media updates that have piled up overnight, knock out quick responses, and delete the stuff that is informational or not important. Also take time in your morning to have breakfast or tea, just chill for a bit and start mentally preparing yourself for the day.
2. Choose one thing! Make sure that one thing get’s done! While you have the flexibility to reschedule tasks as so see fit, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting work done and making progress. Making sure you get one important tasks done, is making sure there is always progress.
3. Schedule regular breaks during the day: Running from back-to-back meetings is not productive, because you get tired and lose focus. Making these breaks a routine increases predictability, creating a regular schedule to keep your mind organized. If you can afford it, take a 10- to 20-minute power nap after lunch, too.
4. Switch off popup notifications on mobile devices and on desktop while working: Don’t let applications interrupt your concentration with annoying popup messages. Shut them off. Now. And limit checking your email to set times during the day. You won’t regret it.
5. Chop up big problems into smaller chunks: This will reduce the feeling of overload and the procrastination associated with taking on big jobs. If a task seems too large, or a goal unattainable chop it up into 10-15 smaller more manageable tasks.
6. Use checklists for repetitive tasks to reduce errors: Particularly when you are overworked or are operating under time constraints, checklists keep you on track.
Example Block Schedule for Entrepreneur:
7:30 – 9:30: Wake up, Meditate, Eat, Check & Reply to Emails.
9:30 – 11:00: Work-out
11:00 – 3:00: Coding Work, Social Media, Marketing.
3:00 – 5:00: Chill, Eat, Play with my dog, Take a Nap
5:00 – 8:00: Design Work, Writing.
8:00 – till: Whatever!
- Choose a Schedule Type. Running or Block
- Create your schedule!