If you find it difficult to manage your time and get your tasks done during the day, you may need to start utilising a time management technique known as Boxing Off Time. Boxing Off Time requires you to allot chucks of time to each of your tasks. Once your allotted time for a task is up, then you need to move onto the next task. It can be highly effective because it creates a sense of urgency and can be even exciting, leaving you feeling satisfied.
Four reasons why you need to utilise so you can free up enough time for the things that truly matter… This is why you struggle. Your big dreams remain as distant as ever because you’re just so caught up with the small stuff in the here and now.
Sadly, most people fail to take action on the big things… because they are having a tough time with the small stuff. As you probably have already heard, life is what happens when you have other plans. Don’t be surprised if you constantly put your big dreams and visions on the back burner.
Chances are, if you’re like most people, you end up wasting a tremendous amount of your personal focus on the detailed stuff right in front of you. You’re sweating over the small stuff. But each and every day that passes is a missed opportunity to do the things that truly matter in your life.
If you’re like most people, you can’t even manage to take care of these small things so you can free up enough time for the things that truly matter… This is why you struggle. Your big dreams remain as distant as ever because you’re just so caught up with the small stuff in the here and now.
If you want to become more productive.
Prioritise Your Tasks More Effectively
If you have trouble prioritising your tasks, then Boxing Off Time is a technique you’ll want to utilise. Boxing Off Time forces you to decide how you will spend your time. Since your tasks are contained and can’t be done at the same time you have to choose which tasks have to be completed today versus tomorrow, or even in a week.
Increase Your Focus
Part of being more productive is finding your focus. Time-boxing is a great way to increase your focus. When you permit yourself to work without interruption, great things can happen. Time-boxing allows you to settle into your work, approach a problem, hone your skills, practice your creative thinking, and get more done.
Know How Much Time You’ve Spent on Something
Have you ever wondered how much time it took you to respond to your emails, write a blog post for your company, or to shop for your mom’s birthday present? When you time-box your tasks, you not only create a finite set of tasks to accomplish within a specified period, but you also create a record of how you spent your time. This information can be beneficial if you need to enter detailed information into time sheets at work, or if you want to better manage your time in general.
Never Set a Deadline
Deadlines drive the very nature of Boxing Off Time. You set a specific timeframe for completing a task or project as you go. If you have trouble setting deadlines for larger projects and tasks, you might want to start out small by Boxing Off Time your daily tasks. This will give you more and more practice reaching your deadlines on a regular basis, eventually allowing you to translate this towards completing your more significant projects and tasks.
Learning how to utilise Boxing Off Time to complete your tasks can help you significantly increase your productivity.
At Citizen Counselling and Coaching a number of our counsellors and coaches can provide support around getting organised and time management. This can include identifying the obstacles to better productivity , creating practical plans and advice through to sharing techniques and models that have worked for others.
Our ‘My Time Management’ online programme and Coaching was designed for time poor busy people looking to make a change in their lives.
Our Getting Organised page can explain more