Peg-anomics. Peg a whaaaat???

Imagine you have a basket of wet clothes, but only a certain number of pegs to hang them out with. You can’t peg everything up separately, you have to string them together – linking items of clothing with a peg. You save extra pegs for the heavy cumbersome items that need pegging properly or they’ll fall in the mud and you use a peg at a time for the fiddly things, like socks. You’ve got to make sure you space things out so that you don’t run out of line before you run out of clothes (or find a second line) and conversely, you don’t scrunch it all together so you end up with musty, damp clothes.

This my friends, is time management. You only have a certain amount of time in a day or week and a to do list as long as your arm.
By grouping together tasks that hang easily together and doing them in one stint you save time. You allocate extra time to tasks that are going to take more of your concentration and effort. This is a more efficient use of your time than running between one task and the next.
Generally, we can concentrate for 90 minutes. So take a three hour block and break it into two parts with a movement/water/pee break in the middle. If it’s a big project use the full 3 hour block- you know, creating content, making videos, writing blogs, doing the work that makes you money. Alternatively, you can use one or both of the 90 minute portions for the day to day stuff: responding to emails, returning calls, sending emails etc, if you batch them together you have the satisfaction of seeing a lot of tedious little jobs ticked off quickly.
Most importantly, get these blocks of time scheduled into your week – you make time to get stuff done. It’s just like doing the laundry really, if you don’t want to run out of clean knickers, you’ve got to make sure the washing happens!
Sometimes though, you need a little help working out what needs doing when, what’s actually important and what’s going to move you forward. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the prospect, then maybe you could do with some support? If you think I could be the right mentor for you, let’s chat .

Originally from my Instagram feed @carrieekins