Scheduling tasks is a good skill, but creating a flexible schedule is a great skill. Leadership coach Jason Womack over at Inc.com explains how to treat your entire day as a set of fifteen-minute slots to make your to-do list more flexible.
Photo by Images_of_Money
Womack suggests breaking up your entire day into 96 different 15 minute blocks, then maintaining a list for tasks that can be done in a short amount of time. This gives you ability to stay productive during the spaces between your major appointments.
Take out a piece of paper and up on top write down "If I had 15 minutes I would..." and then fill it up. Give yourself five or ten or fifteen things. When you're suddenly surprised with an open block of time, the last thing you wanna have to do is think about what you have to do.
The entire video is worth a watch and it's only about two minutes long. It can even be the first thing you put on your "If I had 15 minutes" list. Hit the link below to check it out.