I wont lie, I’m not the most productive person, I’m probably the least productive person ever.
I’ve always been the get it done at the last minute kind of gal and guess what with two kids, a husband, a dog, and church that means never. I’m guilty of buying 1000 notebooks and planners and again, nothing gets done.
Then I found Jordan Page, and I binged watch most of her Youtube videos and knew this girl was up to something. I watched and re-watched her block schedule video (Click Here to watch) and suddenly it all made sense.
Guys, I was a straight-A student in school so I went back to that scheduled with a few changes here in there and it feels like I finally have a handle on things, well some of it, at least.
Many projects have been crossed off, clothes are cleaned and put away and my house is clean. (I can hear the angels singing, can you?!) and when I shared about her planner on IG Stories many of you had a ton of questions.
Why it works?
Basically, you divided your day into blocks. You choose the hours and divide your daily tasks between those blocks. Many times planners come with hourly blank lines and I always felt the need to fill it all in and just ended making a mess of my day.
This schedule was working for me before this Quarantine and now it’s literally my saving grace. It helps me keep everything on one sheet of paper and very easy to work on it according to the given time.
I will do a video for more details but if you are home like me with your kids here is one of her videos explaining the entire thing and you can get the printout version here as well.
First things first. How to apply it to your daily life.
1. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish during the week. This braindump helps us on so many levels. Honestly, for the mental health of every mama out there, do this! I do it once a week and add more tasks if I need to.
2. Separate your blocks. The best part, you get to set your hours. I have always felt confined to the hourly planner and tried to squeeze everything in one hour when is basically impossible. So I set my blocks and separate them by a 3-hour span. I start my day at 6:30 and end it by 9:30, and usually enjoy 1-2 extra hours of work, Netflix, and time with the hubby.
3. Add your tasks to your blocks. Don’t overdo it as this will complicate the entire system.
Guys that is it! Try it! I promise it will change your entire view on life.
After the summer this schedule has been helping me get back into a schedule and now with virtual learning we are trying our very best to adapt it in a way that it will also help.
Practice Makes Perfect
It really does. This is our second week doing the whole virtual school learning thing and things have yet to see a better day but we try our best daily and I’m happy with that. All that to say whatever your situation may be practice, change your block times move things around to help you!
The best part of this way of planning your day it’s that you plan it the way that best works for you.
The productivity planners are out of stock but you can order a digital download and print it out. Click here to purchase it!