Discover The Best Time Blocking App Available

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Akiflow makes time blocking easy! We’ve put together a 4 steps guide to show you why Akiflow is the best time blocking app available right now

What’s time blocking?

When choosing what to do each day, are you realistic about how much work you can accomplish? If you don’t have a calendar in front of you, probably not much. A calendar is a fundamental tool for effective planning because understanding how little time we have in a day is extremely hard. Time blocking is a time management technique to divide your calendar into periods where you set out to spend your time doing only one type of work.

Focusing on one task at a time allows you to have some time for deep work, and it helps you eliminate any distractions from your current goal. The key to productive time blocking is to be mindful about how you use your time. When done correctly, time blocking can help you to schedule some free time, reducing the chance of burnout.

Why do I love time blocking? What are the benefits?

Mental energy is finite, and it’s essential to make sure that you’re managing your time and personal activities in a way that will help you maintain a mental balance, allowing you to focus on work and have more energy for your personal life.

Time blocking, at its best, doesn’t only help you get your job done but also enables you to find the time for personal activities. It’s not just about methodology or calendars. It’s about making a personal choice on what is a priority and what keeps one’s personal life in balance.

I can summarize the main benefit of time blocking as follows:

A guide during the day. When you have a scheduled time for a particular task, you won’t have to spend much time thinking of what to do next.

Deep work. Setting aside a specific amount of time during working hours and sticking to it will keep you from getting distracted by other things.

Focus on priorities. By listing all of your tasks in a way that marks both priority and time commitment, you can always find the time you need to focus on the most important things.

How to start using Akiflow as a time blocking app in 4 steps

1. Look at your calendar

Don’t fall into the trap of believing that you have unlimited time on a given day. Realistically evaluate how many hours you have available each day before prioritizing your tasks. With Akiflow, you can import all your tasks and calendars in one single view to avoid any conflict between your events and the tasks you will plan.

2. Prioritize your tasks

Add your priorities to the tasks in your inbox before adding them to your calendar. Using Akiflow, you can rank your tasks by importance using flags or decide which one is your goal of the day.

Akiflow Task Prioriization

3. Create your guide for the day

It’s now time to start creating time blocks for your workday. Allocating time for each task on your to-do list will help you to better organize your tasks and not be distracted by new and unimportant things. In Akiflow, you can drag and drop your tasks to the calendar.

Time Blocking Feature

4. Review your list

It’s essential to use a time tracker to measure your progress periodically and update your schedule as needed.

Time blocking Reporting

In Akiflow you can check your daily stats (Tasks done, daily goals, etc.. ) every day!