Source | LinkedIn | John Rampton | Entrepreneur
We’ve all been there at some point. You view your calendar and notice that you have more on your to-do-lists than hours in the day. For the best in benefits of your calendar, you need to block times for certain tasks. This will avoid the stress and frustration that comes with the ineffective ways you have managed your time in the past and help you remain productive. Time-blocking can be used to save the day.
Time-blocking, in simplest terms, is dedicating a segment of time on your calendar for a specific task. This allows you to focus on that particular task only, which improves your productivity. Kevin Kruse, author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, rates time blocking as more effective than to-do-lists. His research found that high-performers never talked about their “to-do lists,” but instead discussed how they organized their calendars.
There’s also a psychological benefit from what is known as the Zeigarnik effect. This basically states that “we remember what we haven’t done better than what we have done, and uncompleted tasks weigh on us.”