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'Time blocking' can improve productivity

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WNYT Staff
Created: December 31, 2021 05:47 PM

One way to lower your stress in the new year is called "time blocking."

While the concept is not new, it recently went viral on TikTok, attracting more than 3 million views on the video sharing platform.

Instead of using a to-do list, you simply divide your day into blocks of time, and assign certain tasks you need to get done to each of those time periods.

"Time blocking can be near miraculous if you actually execute it. What I hear again and again from people that switch to time block planning, is they are getting twice as much done in the same amount of work time," said Professor Cal Newport, with Georgetown University.

Professor Newport says the benefit of time blocking is that it forces you to reflect on your priorities.

You simply visualize the tasks on your calendar that need to get done, and that makes them seem more manageable and less daunting.

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