Journey Of The Busy Woman – Blocking Time is Smart!

Blocking Time is Smart by Susie The Busy Woman

Blocking Time Works

You all would be very proud of me these past few days. I used my time management technique of blocking time to work on projects throughout the week. One of the projects was to organize my little bookcase in my new office space. It was such a small thing, yet it felt great.

All I have to say is… Blocking time is SMART!

Small baby steps are more manageable than trying to complete an entire project in one sitting. It just took convincing myself to stop after short bursts.

This is like the post on our Busy Woman Facebook Fan Page that said, “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot
Breaking projects down into bite sized pieces makes it easier to complete large tasks ~Susie”

Early To Bed, Early To Rise

My biggest struggle has been to get up early in the morning. In my prior life I loved waking up early to a silent morning and get ready for the day. I had my own special rhythm that included a stop at Starbucks on the way to work. Everyone knew my drink, said howdy, and that helped jump-start my day. Since coming back home, I’ve given up my daily Starbucks run in exchange for having coffee and breakfast with my dear husband.

Because I don’t have to be out of the house in the morning, I’ve been staying up late with hubby, watching the news and late night shows. While I LOVE this time with him, I love getting up early and going to bed early, even more.

These last few days I’ve gotten up early. Yay me! I also prepared meals during the week and made it to farmers market again, then spent two hours on Sunday preparing meals for the next 5 days.

I have a full week ahead, so it should be easier to follow through with the schedule I set up for myself. The great thing is… If it doesn’t work, I’ll change it!

How about the rest of you? Did you accomplish what you had hoped? Have you set up a schedule that works for you? Please help others by sharing what works for you in the comments.

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  1. Peggy Babb says

    Sometimes, challenging myself to see how much I can get in a specific time is helpful. It is another way of using a block of time.

    • says

      That’s perfect Peggy! I sometimes do that myself. Speaking of that, I think I’ll do that right now. I am half way through a project and would love to finish before the weekend. :)

  2. says

    I’m still working on finding my stride and blocking my time at the beginning of the week so stay on track. Thanks for the encouraging post. It CAN be done!

    • says

      Yes it can! I was often so perfect in my routine when I was in my 20’s and 30’s with young children. Now that I’m an empty nester, it is more difficult. But I just keep swimming… just keep swimming… just keep swimming swimming swimming… lalalalaaaaa

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