Calendar Blocking, Time Blocking or Block Scheduling... Have you heard of it? It's all I've been hearing about this month! Since I found a way for it to work in a paper planner and I've been using it successfully since September, I'm excited to share my experience with you!
So what is it calendar blocking?
Basically, it's blocking out specific blocks of time for certain tasks for a specific amount of time. I do go more into detail in the video below if you haven't heard of it.
I first heard of this through Amy Landino, I immediately tried it out, colouring in blocks in my hourly planner, but I just couldn't get it to work for me. It took way too long, the colouring was messy because I was trying to go fast and it just wasn't sustainable.
Then I saw Jordan Page's video and there was this click in my brain. I needed to make some sort of recurring schedule and block out time for different themes in my day.
Grab a nice cup of tea and join me in this week's video as I walk you through how I use it and how you can adapt it to fit your planning:
I created a laminated folder listing all my routines and a check list help me with my calendar blocking. Here's my process video for that laminated folder:
If you are a mom with a schedule that changes at the drop of a hat or someone who works shifts or has some other sort of varied schedule, stay tuned because I have a video coming up for you to adapt this system to your life.