The Fourth of July holiday reminds me of my favorite section of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography.
Mr. Franklin was a prolific writer, inventor, scientist, and one of the authors of America’s Declaration of Independence. And he had time for a two-hour lunch every day. How in the world?!
He used time blocking. Check out his daily schedule:
Benefits of time blocking:
- No more working from email
- You have a clear plan for your day
- You chunk similar tasks
Did you also catch Franklin’s morning and evening self-reflection questions?
- “What good shall I do this day?”
- “What good have I done to-day?”
If you’d like to read Franklin’s autobiography, here’s an online version courtesy of Project Gutenberg.