I keep hearing about the power of having a good schedule. Apparently millionaires and other really productive people stick to a schedule, and that is how they get so much done.
I’ve talked before about the Block Schedule by Jordan Page. I’ve tried it twice, and both times it made me so tired that I was just about useless the day after. However, both times, I also changed my entire routine to fit into the schedule. And I’ve been putting good habits into place slowly. I think it’s time to try block scheduling again. I don’t think it’s supposed to be so rigid. Jordan has 10 kids! But it feels very rigid. I’m going to throw in some more flexibility this time.
Edit to Update:
I think the Block Schedule is a very good framework, but I don’t think it’s quite right for me. I began doing blocks this morning, and by 1 pm, I was exhausted and slept after 4 pm, which means that I didn’t get to do my work block today. I tried to spend a lot of time meditating and resting between tasks, but the entire purpose of blocks is to focus entirely on one thing and get a lot done in the allotted time. I did get a lot done this morning before my steam ran out, but I completely missed out on a full block and a half!
So, I definitely want to set up a routine in my life, but this one doesn’t work for me. Honestly, whenever I want something specific within my life, I end up doing it myself. And that’s not always a bad thing. Mass-produced things are good, but they’re never quite right. Apparently, I like my things to be customized to me. I feel like the same thing is going to happen with this scheduling thing. I am going to continue to look at different schedules and routines, but I’m going to keep the thought in the back of my mind that I will likely wind up creating my own productivity schedule.
But, seriously, the block schedule by Jordan Page is actually really good for productivity. And if you don’t have the tendency to work yourself to death like I do, it may be a really good fit for you. Check it out.