How to Use Time Blocking to Boost Productivity

If you’re ready to level up your productivity, time blocking could be the key. The concept is simple: Instead of just creating to-do list items, assign each of those items a time slot and schedule them into your day.

There are a few ways that time blocking helps you accomplish the items on your list. First, it makes it easier to avoid multitasking. Knowing that you have a limited time to complete each task can encourage you to stay singularly focused. Plus, it’s much more palatable to put your phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode for an hour or two, rather than the whole day!

That set endpoint is also good protection against burning yourself out on a challenging or long-term task. Instead of spending all day grinding away at something that you won’t be able to finish before quitting time, you can complete digestible chunks of it each day, and give yourself permission to set it aside once the end of the time block comes. And for those tasks that can seem too intimidating to even start on, knowing that you only need to work on it for an hour or two before returning to safer, less stressful ground can encourage you to take those first steps.

No matter how big or small the project, it needs to be completed one step at a time. Time blocking allows you to schedule each one of those steps, so all you have to do is follow the path to the finish line!

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Jim. Jim is a force of nature when it comes to helping his clients.

Jim. Jim is a force of nature when it comes to helping his clients. My husband and I moved to Chicago from Denver in August of 2020, smack dab in the middle of the pandemic because my husband got into dental school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove rather unexpectedly. We owned a house back in Colorado that we didn’t have time to sell before leaving so we rented it out from a thousand miles away, and were also renting here in Chicagoland. There’s something that happens to you when you own a home where you feel like you can never go back to renting but we had to for awhile.

I quickly started to get fed up with all of what comes with owning a house and renting a house in Illinois so I did a quick google and found Jim Passi, called him up, explained the situation and he not only gave me sound advice on the market here in Chicago, sound advice on how to qualify for a loan, and some personal guidance on what I needed to do over the year to buy a house.

Without Jim’s follow up, patience with me, and advice our home purchase wouldn’t have been possible, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

If you’re looking for a “loan guy” Jim’s miles and miles more than that, he’s truly your “everything” guy. If not for Jim, we wouldn’t be first time Illinois home owners.

Thank you Jim!!

 

Stephanie U