Like I’ve written yesterday, I now started to block out some time, just for my self management and productivity stuff. Let’s start with 2 Pomodori, split over the day. One in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Maybe it’s too much, maybe I need more. We will see.
In the first Pomodori, my daily writing and journaling will happen, which means 10 minutes writing, 10 minutes journaling and 5 minutes margin. And since I blocked out 30 minutes in my calendar I even have 5 minutes more margin to get to the next thing on my list.
And this is the perfect opportunity to talk about a topic that always gets into my way, kind of. If you don’t allocate time for your important tasks, someone else will. If you got big holes in your schedule and an empty calendar there is a big chance people make plans for you. Be it in the office where people throw meetings or phone calls at you or be it friends and family that plan your day for you.
Don’t get me wrong here, it’s also important to spend time with friends and family, but don’t let them plan out your day, that you have nothing left for yourself.
You can start easily like I do at the moment. Block one hour in the morning or whenever you want, where you just focus on yourself and on nothing else.
What I do in second Pomodori for myself, I will tell you tomorrow, since I hope there will be something in the mail, I am waiting for which will change my process a bit 👍