Boost your productivity with time blocking

Are you an early career occupational therapist looking for ways to boost your productivity? Look no further than time blocking! This technique involves dividing your day into blocks of time, each dedicated to a specific task or activity. By staying focused and avoiding distractions, you can make the most of your day and achieve your goals.

But how can paediatric occupational therapists use time blocking effectively? Here are some tips and tricks from our recent YouTube video:

First, start with the big picture. Reflect on your overall goals and priorities,and identify the most important tasks you need to accomplish each day, week, and month. By starting with the big picture, you can ensure that your time blocking aligns with your overall objectives.

Next, block out non-negotiables first. Identify tasks or appointments that are non-negotiable, such as client sessions or meetings, and block out these time slots in your calendar. This way, you can build the rest of your schedule around them.

Group similar tasks together to stay focused. By blocking out a chunk of time for similar tasks, such as writing reports or planning sessions, you can avoid getting distracted by other responsibilities and make the most of your time.

Don’t forget to schedule in your breaks! Taking regular breaks throughout the day is important to avoid burnout and stay energized. Your lunch break is a non-negotiable, so be sure to schedule it in.

And finally, be flexible. While time blocking can be a great way to stay productive, unexpected tasks or emergencies may arise. It’s important to be adaptable and adjust your schedule as needed.

By following these tips and tricks, you can make time blocking work for you as a paediatric occupational therapist. Remember, this technique is all about staying focused and making progress on your most important tasks. Give it a try and see how it can transform your productivity!

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