How do you manage multiple tasks that are all important?
There are only so many hours in the day, and so much that needs to get done.
We often spend too much of the day on Task A, and then we don’t get anything done on Task B or Task C, not to mention daily routine stuff.
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When you have many things to do each day, a great time management technique to employ is time chunking.
Chunking involves taking each regular task and giving it its own “chunk,” or time block in which to work on it.
This works great because it takes each task and treats them all equally, ensuring that each gets worked on.
Let’s say your daily to-do list looks like something this:
- Social media time (answering questions, responding to comments, posting content, looking at your feed)
- Work on an information product you’re creating
- Work on a project for a client
- Think about the future direction of your business and do some general planning
- Conduct market research to create a better customer profile
Each of these items is important. The client project and information product are big tasks that you should work on a bit each day.
You might put the client work first, since it has a deadline and there are consequences if you don’t finish.
But what if you get engrossed in it or realize there’s more to do than expected, and it eats up your social media and planning time?
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Chunking helps you balance all your to-do’s by assigning each one a daily timeframe.
It might look something like this:
- Social media time – 30 minutes
- Information product – 1 hour
- Client work – 1.5 hours
- Planning your business – 30 minutes
- Market research – 1 hour
With chunking, you can make steady progress on each task and nothing will slip through the cracks.
Another huge benefit is that you don’t need to multitask. You can spend each chunk of time focused only on the designated activity.
Give this time management strategy a try with your to-do list and see if it works for you.
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