023 Time Management and Energy Management | Time Blocking Needed On Daily and Weekly Schedule

023 Time Management and Energy Management | Time Blocking Needed On Daily and Weekly Schedule

In a previous video, we discussed the common reasons for procrastination and how to stop procrastination. In this video, I will show you some specific methods for better time management. And with regard to efficiency and productivity, very often, it is more about energy management in addition to just time management.

There are two basic rules for management of time and energy. They are the two “S”, “Separate“ and “Simplify”. The first rule is “to separate”. That means we should separate our tasks from possible distractions. In time management, a very effective method is called time blocking or time boxing. The idea is, by dedicating a certain block of time to a specific task, we “block off” our time from possible interruptions or distractions.

However, if we block time for each task we have, and schedule the entire day, that may be too constraining to many people. My suggestion is, in our daily schedule, we should at least have two blocks of time. One block for “complex tasks”, and one block for “simple tasks”. That is because the required mental status for these two types of tasks are different. For complex tasks, we often need to be in a focus mode. For simple tasks, we could be in a diffuse and relax mode.
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