The typical writer, blogger, thought leader, entrepreneur, etc. commits to a weekly or daily post. This sets up a nice rhythm in someone’s schedule.
For example, every Monday for the last three years I have posted a new worksheet to my membership website. Usually, I would these worksheets a month or a few weeks ahead of time. A few months ago, however, I spent a few consecutive days creating worksheets three months in advance.
The experience has been really incredible. Instead of breaking each week up into many little, projects I can focus on one type of work and be prepared weeks in advance.
This approach is called “batching” or “time batching” by productivity experts. Batching is the practice of grouping a set of similar activities together and doing them at the same time.
Instead of writing a blog post every week, you would batch the posts together and write your four posts for the next month all at the same time.
As a result, you keep your mind focused on one type of activity and the work is better as a result. You focus your days and weeks so that you have the freedom to work on important projects rather than be chained by the daily or weekly commitment you have.
- Podcasters spending one day doing interviews one after another, but publishing them over the course of many weeks.
- YouTube creators filming multiple videos at once, then editing them on a different day, then posting them over the course of many days or weeks.