Do you often find yourself jumping from one task to the next? Are you busy all day long multitasking yet at the end of the day you feel like you didn’t get anything done? Batch tasking can help!
Batch tasking, or batching, means using blocks of time to organize similar tasks together. By batching, you’re able to minimize distractions and focus on the project at hand. The less you have to switch gears, the more productive you can be. It also feels amazing to finish a task and check it off your list, giving you space to focus on what matters most in your life, rather than spending time writing out the same to-do list every day!
Batching can apply to your work, school or home life. Interested in giving it a go? Here are some tips to get started.
How To Batch Task: Three Steps to Get Started
1. Decide what to batch:
2. Determine how often to batch:
3. Plan when to batch:
Once you have set up your batch tasks, it’s time to get started. Set your Time Timer and remember to only work on the tasks you’ve scheduled - no distractions!
As you adapt to a new way of structuring your time, you will find that batching helps you to be more efficient at tasks and associated processes, saving time by getting and staying in the flow of the project you’re working on until completion, rather than switching between tasks and starting over again each time.
By organizing your time this way, you can make your days more efficient, gain time for exciting endeavors, and enjoy a true sense of accomplishment with each completed batch of tasks.
Jodie Martin is a freelance writer specializing in health and wellbeing, lifestyle, and parenthood. She is also an E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, and Three Wisdom Traditions wellness coach. Jodie lives in Asheville, NC.