As a questioner, my client Lauren Yee needs to make time blocking work for her in a way that makes sense while incorporating her fun and vibrant personality and we found a way to do just that in this strategy session. This week, episode 124 of the Positively Living Podcast is about using school themes to time block!

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I coach Lauren on taking this concept of time blocking and structuring it in a way that not only works for her but locking it in so that it feels real to her allowing her to stick to it. 

Lauren and I cover the following topics:

  • Why having a digital time blocking calendar didn’t work for Lauren. 
  • Intentional time blocking to move out of that reaction state and better negotiate and plan for your availability. 
  • Building in buffer time and boundaries within your schedule. 
  • Creating task loops to ensure all parts of the task get completed every time.
  • Using frameworks that already exist (like school) and shifting them to work for you at any stage in life. 
  • Sharing the takeaways Lauren can implement right away to time block like a pro. 

When you create structure to account for everything on your task list, you can plan your schedule intentionally while giving yourself the flexibility to adjust when needed. 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next episode where Lauren tells us what she tried, how it worked, and whether or not she’s heading on to the next grade. 

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