Episode #0017 – Time Blocking (Solo Episode)

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson will discuss the importance of Time Blocking. She will go over what time blocking is, how she uses it effectively, and different ways it can change your workflow. 

Time blocking is scheduling out your days or weeks to set aside a certain time for tasks; such as social media, marketing, budgeting, current projects, and more. Time blocking is designed to put all your focus on one task at a time, so your mind is focused. It also helps challenge yourself to complete tasks during that time frame, and in most cases, you will find that it makes your workflow faster. 

Crystal will explain how she uses her planner to set up her time block schedule, how she focuses on one project at a time and limits herself to her schedule. However, she will also give examples of when or why there can be some flexibility in your time-blocking schedule. She also gives a few different suggestions to help match you to what will work best for you. 

So, do something today that your future self will thank you for and learn how you can use Time Blocking to enhance your workweek.  


Resources:

Time Blocking
Time Blocking (what it is and how to do it ) (plus apps)

Cal Newport, author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Apps for blocking distractions:

Self-control app
Freedom
Focus Writer
Stay Focused
Focus
Cold Turkey


Time Blocking Apps & Templates

TimeBloc
Time Blocking Planner Templates

Published by theproductivedesigner

Crystal is the principal of Crystal Collinson Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in the Design and Decorating of Model Homes, Sales Presentation Centre’s, Condominium amenity spaces and small commercial projects. Crystal & her builderdesigner team work with many of the GTA’s largest home builders.

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