Change up how you plan and schedule your time with the block schedule and you'll be amazed at how much more you can accomplish. We've even got a free time blocking template you can use to make your own schedule!
If you have followed me on Instagram for a while, chances are you have heard me refer to my “Block Schedule System” many times. The Block Schedule System is something I made up years ago that has increased my productivity by 10-fold (or more!) and is hands-down one of the most useful, viral, and effective principles I share in all of my Productivity Boot Camp program (psst use the code FCFBLOG for 10% off!).
The block schedule not only helps you get more done in a day WITHOUT burnout, helps with time management, and makes your home insanely stress-free, but will also magically free up HOURS of time for you to fill with things that fulfill you most, and you never feel like you have time for!
If only it babysat and cured cancer, it would basically do it all…
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It's one of those concepts that is extremely simple, but is literally life-changing…it does take a second to explain and understand! Thus, by popular request, I've decided to do something a little unconventional. Though we have an hour-plus long video about it in Productivity Boot Camp, I have decided to make a condensed (but still thorough, don't worry) version of this system—what it is, how it works, and how it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE once you try it! Not only that, but I have included a FREE Block Schedule template (see below) so you can make a block schedule of your own, TODAY!
First, a few quick things to note before we get to the video…
WATCH THE FULL BLOCK SCHEDULE SYSTEM VIDEO
The video is long, I fully understand. But plleeeeeaaassssseeeee be sure to watch the ENTIRE video! I can't stress this enough! I answer FAQs at the end, I show a second scenario with a completely new set of circumstances and examples, and 99.9% of the questions that arise will be answered by the end if you just stick it through! So put on your headphones, let the dishes pile up, or choose a giant pile of laundry to sort, and just listen/watch while doing something else and you'll get through the video in no time.
IT CAN WORK FOR EVERYONE
My examples are simply my examples. Yes, my schedule and circumstances are different than yours. Isn't that awesome?? This system is DESIGNED TO WORK FOR EVERYONE! Single parent? Student? Work full-time? Stay at home mom? Retired? Amazing! Keep watching and just keep in mind that my examples are just examples and your only job is to understand how the block schedule works. Then, plug in your own life instead of mine!
TRY IT BEFORE YOU KNOCK IT!
You may watch and think “no way, this could never work for me, this crazy lady truly is crazy!” Well…I am a little crazy. You have that right. However, I DARE you to try it and tell me how it's not helpful for you. Truth is, it may not be. Maybe somehow you'll be an outlier that this system simply can't help. But lucky for just about everyone else in the universe, there is at least ONE nugget that will help 100% of you become more productive or manage your time better. That's how confident I am in this system.
Ok enough blabbing, let's get on with it!
WATCH THE BLOCK SCHEDULE VIDEO ALREADY!
Watch the block schedule video online or click and watch below:
So there you go!
Intrigued? Again, I promise, if you try it, it WILL help your productive journey! Just be sure to adapt it to work for you! Let's recap a few key details here, for ya.
WHAT IS THE BLOCK SCHEDULE?
Have you ever found yourself saying “I'm too busy to…” or “I don't have time to…” Everyone who has ever lived, even Einstein himself, has the exact same amount of time in their day, which is 24 hours. So what makes one person busier or more productive? It all comes down to choice and how you use those hours in your day! That's right!
Productivity ninja comin' at ya with all the tips on this system! Life is busy. Between kids, husband, work, home, etc. I rely on productivity. I live and breathe by The Block Schedule. So what is it?
Stop living your life hour by hour and start living block by block! Focus your time on certain tasks during a specific block and let everything else go. Be ALL IN on your current block.
HOW DOES THE BLOCK SCHEDULE SYSTEM WORK?
I've broken my day up into about 3-hour blocks! I write down everything I might want to accomplish into each 3-hour block and this helps to structure my days during the week. When something comes up, I automatically know what block it fits into.
- Need to go shopping? Goes in the errands block.
- Work project goes into the work block!
- Laundry needs to go in the morning block!
- Doctor appointment? Schedule it into the errands block.
- Cleaning up can fit in the morning block or the bedtime block.
- Want to visit a friend or neighbor? Errands block.
Planning each day becomes quicker and easier because I've established my blocks. Not only that but when I get to a block, I don't need to sit around and wonder what I need to work on! I've already determined the tasks that are important for each block. Sure, it changes from day to day! But the framework is there.
Remember, your schedule may be different each day, but the blocks are probably pretty similar. You just need to remember where each task fits in and you plug daily tasks into your blocks.
As promised, here's the FREE Block Schedule template so you can make your own block schedule! It is an editable file so you can add your own daily schedule to the printable before printing!
SET UP YOUR TIME BLOCKING TEMPLATE
It's so easy to block your time with this editable block schedule printable! Make sure to download it and save it to your desktop so you can edit and print. Once you've plugged all the possible tasks into each block, set timers on your phone to help you transition from block to block!
Hooked on the block schedule?? We don't blame you! Grab your own Productivity Planner and you'll be set! We have a 3-month and a 6-month planner that will set you up for success.
Do you feel disorganized? Stressed? Burnt out? Unfulfilled? Ready to say “BUH-BYE” to that state of overwhelm without giving up the things that mean the most to you? Say hello to the ultimate productivity guide! The Productivity Planner by Jordan Page is your step-by-step guide to getting more done while enjoying more free time.
- This is not your typical planner! It's not just about your schedule—it's about getting things done.
- Learn to prioritize family time and self-care while still meeting your obligations by working smarter, not harder.
- Learn practical and effective solutions for creating routines and systems that work for you and your family.
- Includes a step-by-step guide to the viral “block schedule” system.
- Walks you through every week, making sure you complete tasks while still finding room for guilt-free “me time.”
I hope you give time blocking a try and let me know how you adapt it to work for you!
Be sure to try Productivity Boot Camp for even more productivity and time-management ideas! Use the code FCFBLOG for 10% off!
Pretty exciting, right?!
Here are a few more of my favorite productivity tips:
- Set up clipboards for your kids to help around the house and learn a little responsibility with homework and chores!
- Plan your whole year in advance to get a jumpstart on life.
- Need some tips for getting more energy and staying motivated? Yes please!!
Happy blocking, Freebs!