Printable Time Blocking Template
Plan Your Work Day To Take Control Of Your Time
If your goal is to work smarter, then planning your work day is critical to not just crossing items off your to-do list, but seeing strategic goals and projects through to completion. To help you do that, here's how to use this time-blocking template.
- Add in all your meetings and appointments (ex. Your one-on-one meetings, team meetings, picking up the kids from school, personal appointments)
- Add in time for breaks
- Add in one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon to respond to emails, check-in with your team, and tackle any unexpected tasks or roadblocks.
- Before filling in the hours that are left open, consider which of your tasks are urgent versus important. Your schedule should be a mix of both so important items aren’t continuously shuffled to the bottom of the list.
- Then consider which of your tasks can be completed in one sitting versus which should be broken down into smaller tasks to make them more manageable.
- Now you are ready to fill in the hours that are left open with a mix of urgent and important tasks.