How do you plan your time?
Time is precious for most of us, some of you are working a job and have kids to tend to as well as working on your sites and writing content, but how do you plan your time so that it is most effective?
Below in the photo is my week. Well its not this week but this is a picture of how I plan my week. I have planner sheets that I print out each week and then I get my coloured pens out.
My first colour fills in the time for things that I can not change, things like the school run and appointments that are already made.
Family time, I need time with my daughter, she is my priority.
I colour in time for my MLM, WA and my other business.
If there is any time left over I might just do something for myself ;-)
The time that I block out for "work" is then blocked out within to allow time over the week for content creation, 15 minutes per day for each social media account and other priority tasks like training, phone calls and meetings.
So I might block out time for WA / my site that is a 2 hour block. I would divide this into say 30 minutes content research and roughingout, 30 minutes WA blogs and training, 30 minutes site maintenance and tweaking, affiliate link search and suitability. In breaking things into smaller chunks of time there is more of an urgency to complete the task in this time. If I allowed 2 hours for content creation then I would fill all 2 hours and not actually get much more done than when I allow 30 minutes.
I hope that in me showing you how I plan my time it might give you some ideas how you can plan your time to be most effective and efficient for you.
I am a visual person and like to have my week on my wall so I can see it at a glance. Some of you may prefer to do this on a spreadsheet which is great but to me that is only available when your computer is turned on.
If you have your own method of planning your time I would love for you to share it in the comments. We are all different and there may be people who have tried other methods of planning and are still not making it work for them but they may instantly get your method of planning.