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Unpacking Time Blocking, Time Boxing and More for Neurodivergent Entrepreneurs

October 31, 2023 Karalee Gault Episode 24
Streamlined CEO
Unpacking Time Blocking, Time Boxing and More for Neurodivergent Entrepreneurs
Show Notes Transcript

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your daily routine? Imagine if you could conquer your schedule, manage your time effectively, and accomplish more. This week, we're breaking down the concepts of time blocking versus time boxing, especially geared towards neurodivergent entrepreneurs. We'll explore the subtle differences between the two, how they can be used in tandem, and how they can revolutionize your productivity. Plus, we're introducing our unique T3 Flex Framework that integrates both these techniques in an unusual way.

Not only that, but we'll also delve into productivity techniques like the Pomodoro method, co-working, and body doubling, all of which can be extremely beneficial for neurodivergent individuals. Learn how these methods can work symbiotically with time blocking and time boxing to create a productivity powerhouse. As a bonus, we're sharing details about our upcoming Schedule Accelerator event.  Let's transform the way you manage your time, together.

Grab your spot in the Schedule Accelerator - where I'm teaching the T3 Flex Framework for you for free! theproductivityimpact.com/schedule-accelerator


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Speaker 1:

Hello, hello, amazing humans, welcome back to neurodivergent bites. I am your host, Kareli, and today we're going to be talking about a very hot topic of time blocking versus time boxing. Okay, and there are really simple differences and they can be used in tangent and they are both the types of scheduling methods. Now, if you are neurodivergent entrepreneur, you might actually struggle with this thing called time blocking and you might actually excel a little bit more with time boxing. Okay, both of them can be used together and, as we are all unique individuals, one may one type of method might not work for you completely, but, like a variety of them, we always want to create our systems or or methods, our tactics. You know our processes to work with our brain, and so your approach to this might be completely different than you know the person sitting next to you is approach. So I have personally come up with a framework. It's called a T3 flex framework and it actually utilizes a form of time blocking and a form of time boxing. Okay, so time blocking is going to be like when you? You you'll think of this when you are growing up. Okay, when you're growing up, at least in the U S. You know, you got up in the morning. You went to school, you came home, you know you, you, those were blocks of time and you had to be in a certain place at a certain time, and then time boxing right, time boxing is going to be like we're going to spend X amount of time on this specific thing and then, when the timer is done, we're done. Okay. So you can see how these can be. These scheduling methods, these time management methods, can be very useful, especially if you use them together. Okay, so in the T3 flex framework, we actually use a form of the time blocking, but in a completely different way, and we're not going to go into it on this podcast, because I do have the schedule accelerator available to you and if you're watching, if you're listening to his podcast live, it is actually going to be in the next couple of weeks, so you can go ahead and grab your free spot there. You can add to the show notes and grab the link for that.

Speaker 1:

All right, because there are so many components to it. If I told you a little bit about it right now, it would almost be a disservice to you, but we do integrate time blocking and time boxing together in a very unique way. So, and it is essentially it's able to allow you to be able to take all this pressure off that you have on your on yourself when it comes to your time and be able to use this method to be able to be able to, you know, to reduce the pressure on in stress, to be able to get more time back and be able to get, you know, check more things off your list. Okay, so that is what we're going to learn in the schedule accelerators, to make sure you grab your spot below and we can go from there. But we're going to get back to what are the biggest differences.

Speaker 1:

So the biggest difference between time blocking and time boxing is is that a time block literally has specific times attached to it and it's literally like a start and end time. Time boxing does not. In time boxing, you're essentially using a timer to be able to start working on a task and then you can end on a task All right, or in that same task when the timer goes off. If you've heard of the Pomodoro technique, it's actually a form of time boxing, and so the Pomodoro technique is actually the little like tomato timer, if you know what I'm talking about. And the Pomodoro technique is where you set a timer for 25 minutes and you, you know, you work on that task for 25 minutes. When it goes off, you have a five minute break. You get up, you stretch, you move around, you get more coffee definitely more coffee and then you sit back down and you, you start on the task again, and so that's called a Pomodoro. You know that 25 plus five is a Pomodoro. And then you start over. So you could do a couple of pomaderos, eat, two of pomaderos in an hour. Right, you can do. If you have a two hour sprint, you could do four of them, whatever you want. There's also another form of this time focus thing that we could throw in there. That is using a pomadoro technique or time boxing, time blocking. It's kind of like a mixture of all of them, really, as my brain is processing all these things right now. But is it co-working? Okay, so body doubling Ordinarily you're using a form of time blocking or time boxing when your body doubling or co-working, because you have a confined time and Then you decide what you're working on inside of it, and sometimes, when you're doing co-working, they'll actually utilize the pomadoro technique where it's 25, if you, in the beginning, you say what you're working on, what your goal are, what your goals are for this session, and then you work for 25 minutes.

Speaker 1:

Then you have like a little check-in in the middle, right, and you, you know, chat for five minutes. Or you, you know, you check in, you get up, you know, like I said, you get the coffee, all the things right. Then you sit back down and you start the second pomadoro, that 25 minutes. And then that last five minutes is is what did I get accomplished? You know how did I do? You know what do I need?

Speaker 1:

Like in theory, the body doubling and the co-working. Right, those are just two different words for the same thing. Essentially, body doubling is the thing. Co-working is how you do it, one way of how you do it, okay. So, basically, what the thought is is that you're able to get more done when you're co-working, or body doubling, because you're able to focus more, because there's someone else working with you and if you're neurodivergent, this is a huge productivity boost to you and you can utilize that with your time blocking and your time boxing. And then, when you put it in with my t3 flex framework, like we got gold, all right, and so I want to teach you this t3 flex framework Live here soon so you can ask questions and everything, but you've got a grab that link in the show notes to be able to join me.

Speaker 1:

Okay, so you have any questions about time blocking or time boxing or the pomadoro technique or Co-working body doubling all of that? I would love for you to you know, fill out the podcast Topic request form that is located in the show notes as well, and if you any of you don't have a question about any of those things, I would absolutely love for you to fill out form out, because I would love to be able to record Podcasts that are really riveting and answer your questions like I want to do this for you. This is fun for me because it is my way to be creative and educate and, just, you know, have fun, but it's also for you because I want to be able to support you as my loyal listeners and any new people that are around here as well. This is for you, so I would love your input on this and, if you would like to send me a DM, head to one of the social media platforms that are available below as well, whatever your preference is, and send me a DM and we can chat. Okay, I want to be able to support you and get you into the right programs and get you into, you know, the right support in general, as we provide a lot of support around here into productivity impact here.

Speaker 1:

The neurodivergent bites podcast is just one form of support, and so I would love to be able to get you more into the network and be able to support you even more. So if you have any questions, make sure you reach out, fill out that podcast topic request form and if you'd like to be a guest on the podcast we are in the process of bringing more guests on go ahead and head to the show notes and Grab that contact information for being a guest on the podcast. Okay, I love you all. Have an amazing rest of your day and I will see you next week. Bye for now. I.