I’m an advocate for time blocking: making appointments with yourself to work on a task. However, I’ve used the tactic mostly as a productivity (reactionary) tool. I like this video from Fast Company because it advocates for carving out non-reactionary windows of time for things “you want to make an impact in over the long-term.”
Work Smart: Avoid Office Distractions with Time Blocking
I’ve used this method for awhile now, mostly around concrete projects. You’d be surprised at how adept one can get in estimating how long a project will take!
This video, however, opened some possibilities. I see windows of big-picture thinking in my future!