If you think about it carefully, we've all been putting this technique into practice since we were small. Wasn't there a weekly timetable at school in which subjects were scheduled in time slots up to one hour long, and wasn’t that time blocking?
Yes, it was, and there was also a time for leisure: break. We can transfer this simple system to our professional and personal routine.
At this point, we have all probably written down endless lists of weekly tasks to do, and been surprised when we reached the end of the week without finishing even half of them. Again, frustration comes and we are left with the bitter feeling that for us the days should have more than 24 hours.
Why do these lists not work? Well, because it is not only important to visualise what you have to do but also to be clear about when you are going to do it . If you commit to these two concepts, you will be amazed at what you are capable of achieving by the end of the day.
Time blocking experts say that by using this technique, in 40 hours of effective work per week they can get the results they would have had in 60 hours without any type of planning or structure. This means that time blocking increases productivity by 150%.
When you apply planning and organisational techniques, you learn to use your time more effectively and, above all, to be very clear about what you are investing it in.
One of the premises of time blocking is that "what is not scheduled is not done" because you have not set an execution date.