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 be 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 routine daily stuff.
I’ve covered time management techniques in my blogs before (check these blogs out….)
However, with time management, it’s not a case of one size fits all. So today, I’d like to tell you about the technique I use: chunking.
What Is Chunking?
Chunking involves taking each regular task and giving it its own “chunk,” or time block to work on.
This technique works because you look at each task and ensure you map out time to work on each of them.
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 are important. You might put the client’s 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 realise there’s more to do than expected, and it eats up your social media and planning time?
How Chunking Helps Your Manage Your Time
Chunking helps you balance all your to-do’s by assigning each one a daily timeframe.
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.
Will you try Chunking with your to-do list and see if it works for you?