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6. Plan and schedule as much as you can. Don't just schedule work related appointments. Schedule as much as possible, such as time with your kids, family or significant other, sleep, eating, exercise, spiritual practice, reading, TV time, play time, laundry, shopping, writing, marketing your business, answering emails and phone calls.
7. As much as possible, stay in current block mentally. If your block for 8:00 p.m., Monday says "type newsletter," direct all your energies to typing your newsletter. Don't even think about what your block for 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening says or what you didn't complete in your block for 6:00 p.m., Monday evening. Be and do 100 % in current block.
8. Say "NO" to non-emergency, "out of block" activities. Eliminate distractions as much as possible. Close your door, turn off ringer on your phone or simply ask to not be disturbed. With exception of emergencies, only thing that matters is what you have to do in current block.
9. Plan "untimed" or free time just for you. It's okay, and I'd suggest even healthy to plan time to just "goof-off" or play. If you set aside time for it in advance, it's less likely to come up spontaneously and distract you from other tasks.
10. Stick to your plan. Need I say more? Your schedule will work only as well as you commit to it. Keep it with you everywhere you go and refer to it often. Keep asking yourself "am being and doing what scheduled for current block right now?"
By incorporating these 10 tips into your time/self management plan, you'll create more space to be, do and have more in you life. Further, you'll also approach your life in a more proactive and intentional manner.
If you have any questions about "In Block" time/self management plan, feel free to email me. I'd love to hear from you!
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