If you are like me, your days are action-packed; beginning often before you get out of bed and are just checking email or daily updates on your phone. It feels sometimes like you just don’t have enough time in the day to accomplish everything you would like to. However, if you keep track of your time in 15 minute increments, you may find that you have many small breaks throughout the day that you can capture and use in a creative or productive way.
There are so many things that I would like to be able to squeeze into my day when I am between meetings or I wrapped up a conference call early and have an extra 30 minutes at my desk that I didn’t anticipate. I created these charts as a reminder of some things that I can accomplish when I have 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes to spare in my day.
In just a 15 minute stretch, I could brainstorm a new blog, clean something (like my desk!) or follow-up on a cold lead.
With 30 minutes to spare I could read some industry blogs or publications, take a walk and recharge my energy level or do a larger-size task.
When I am 45 minutes out from my next appointment, I could write a new blog post, write a case study or profile, or view an online course or video.
And, if I’m lucky enough to have any hour between scheduled tasks or appointments, I can clean up our marketing database, take on two big tasks, film a video or brainstorm a new promotion.
It’s nice to have a page like this in my bullet journal that I can turn to at any time when I have a few minutes to spare. Maybe when you are creating your appointment calendar for your week ahead, you will want to consider a page like this to fill in the gaps during your day.
Now, in the meantime, get back to work!