The habit of scheduling
It has become pretty natural to me to design my days. Often people find it restricting, I find it liberating to be the designer of your own day whether it’s a single day or a template for multiple days.
I used to think planning a day was like setting up a chess formation where one wrong move would bring the whole thing crashing down.
These days I see planning more like a football formation, it’s both structured yet fluid, and there is room for changes and substitutions.
Cal Newport’s time block grid for schedule building is a flexible approach to time blocking. The best way to experience this is with his ‘Time Block Planner” book. These day’s I draw the time block grid in my bullet journal.
The columns in the grid, assume that plans change and give you space to make repairs to your schedule.
Time management to me means managing oneself within time. I find it to be a more fundamental skill to an illustrator than drawing.