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Control Your Day! The Key to Blocking Time on Your Schedule to Increase Productivity

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, you spend your days going to meetings, putting out fires, answering voicemails and emails and talking with employees. If you aren’t intentional in scheduling your time, you won’t be able to get much done or have time for your personal life. Since you have a limited amount of energy and focus, you can’t continuously work 80 hours a week without getting burnt out. To combat this issue, learn to control your day and get more done through time blocking. When you need additional staff, contact the expert accounting and finance recruiterfrom Alliance Resource Group.  

What Time Blocking Is 

Time blocking is segmenting your day into defined chunks of time. For instance, you could set a block of time, like 89 am, to check your email. After that, you move to your next scheduled task. Setting aside time for specific tasks means focusing on only those responsibilities during that period. This prevents multitasking and interruptions from keeping you from finishing your work. You’ll be more productive, finish more items on your list and be able to have time for yourself and your family 

Why Time Blocking IImportant 

Time blocking is a valuable way to finish your most important tasks more efficiently and effectively. Since you’re not dividing your attention among multiple tasks, you can complete your most urgent items before working on less urgent needs. Grouping together similar tasks that use the same part of your brain provides structure and improved focus. You’re better able to be realistic with your time, commit to your priorities and finish tasks.   

How to Time Block 

Start by creating a list of tasks that need to be finished each day. Then, rank each item in order of importance. Next, block out the most urgent task first thing in the morning. After that, block out chunks of time for your second most important item. Be sure to include unscheduled time throughout the day in case things come up that need your immediate attention. Continue until all of your tasks are scheduled.     

Block in Breaks and Time Off  

Be sure to set aside time for breaksself-care and your family every day. Breaks are an excellent time to take a walk, meditate or do nothing at all. Time for self-care means you can exercise, read, meditate or just relax. Family time means you’re actively doing something with your loved ones. Whether it’s fifteen minutes or an hour, you need to take time to recharge and enjoy your life. 

Schedule in a Meeting with Alliance Resource Group 

When you’re looking to add qualified staff to your team, set up a meeting with the accounting and finance recruiters at Alliance Resource Group. We handle all steps in the recruiting process so you don’t have to. Get in touch with us.