Time-blocking is a productivity method that involves dividing your day into blocks of time and assigning those blocks to specific tasks or group of tasks.
I use a simple version of it myself, where I divide my day into three parts. One part is for writing. One part is for upcoming jobs and one part is for communications and emails.
A Google search will yield a range of articles on the topic, but here is a decent starting point from the todoist website.
Arguably one of the strongest proponents of the strategy is Cal Newport – a computer science professor at Georgetown University who gets a lot done.
His short bio is already way more successful than my regular one:
“I’m a computer science professor at Georgetown University who is also a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including, A World Without Email, Digital Minimalism, and Deep Work, which have been published in over 35 languages. In addition to my books, I’m a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times, and WIRED, a frequent guest on NPR, and the host of the popular Deep Questions podcast. I’ve been publishing articles here at calnewport.com and on my email newsletter for over a decade.”
I have four copies of his Time-Block Planner to giveaway.
All you need to do is email me your name, student ID and title the email “Time Block Planner Competition” and you’ll go into the draw for one of these books. Make sure to email me from your Flinders address. My email is email@example.com
Winners will be able to pick up their prize from HCD or have it posted out.
I will draw the prize winners on Wednesday 26th May 2021 at Midday, so get your entries in before then. I’ll notify the winners via email.
Gotta be in it to win it! Feel free to tell other students about the competition.