We have all experienced attempting to get a task down and not allocating enough time. It isn’t so much about time management perhaps, as energy or attention management and also being able to prioritize what is really important. How important are all of the 50 things on your to do list?

We start to think of our weekends (and evenings) as time to work on the tasks that require solo concentration. Work begins to invade our downtime.

Monday morning arrives and the cycle continues.

How can you stop it?

Schedule power hours with yourself.   

Block out time on your calendar from 60-120 minutes and take on a particular project that requires high concentration like writing proposals or reports, or creative thinking and planning.

Scheduling regular power hours in your calendar in advance each week will keep you from overworking on weekends and evenings. You’ll avoid burnout too.

Try to schedule a power hour every day if you can. If scheduling one power per day each week feels impossible, start with just one per week and increase gradually.

Establishing this as a regular work habit will keep you productive, less stressed, and feeling like you are accomplishing something.

What are your tips?