Incorporating batching into your schedule is one key method to better managing your time. For some things in life, batching comes naturally to us. We run the dishwasher once it’s fully loaded. We do a load of laundry when the hamper is full.
Can you imagine how unproductive life would be if we broke these tasks up into hundreds of smaller parts? Take the laundry for example. Imagine washing each shirt one at a time as you wear them? Crazy, right? Well, that’s exactly what we are doing with many other areas of our lives.
When it comes to writing and content creation, batching is a force multiplier. A force multiplier is a tool that allows you to amplify your efforts and have an edge over others. Batching does just that. I typically block out 2 hours a day for social media management and batch all my social media tasks into that 2-hour window.
Once I’ve completed those tasks I’ll switch to research which may take another 2 hours depending on the topic. Finally, I will dedicate 2 to 3 hours to writing my content. In order to make this all work, you have to resist the temptation of task switching during the time slot for the allotted tasks.
By planning ahead you can save time, prevent constant task switching, and focus on the top tasks that need to get done.