Alright y’all, I’m going to let you in on a little secret called batch working!! Years ago, I implemented batch working into my systems, and y’all – it is a GAME CHANGER. If you haven’t heard about this, or maybe you just haven’t implemented it into your business – now is the time to start!

Batch working is really simple. Instead of doing a little bit of editing here, office management work there, and then some phone calls here and there, you group all of your topic specific work together and focus on it at one time. Okay, so let me reword that in case it doesn’t make sense.

I know for many people it’s easy to make a list of ALL of the tasks you need to get done in a day/week. You do the tasks as it seems fitting or in order of urgency. This is completely understandable. However, what I’ve found is that I actually waste MORE time when I switch from task-to-task throughout the day and week. I have found that I am much MORE efficient with my work and time when I batch or group all of the same type of work at the same time. For instance, right now I’m writing this post. I’ve decided for an hour that I am going to batch work and focus on blogging – that means that I am going to blog as much as I can in this amount of time and focus on blogging. Yes, I could write my two posts for the week, and then switch over to something else. Then, next week I could do the same. However, what I’ve found is that specifically with blogging – I can write so much faster and complete so many more posts if I focus on just blogging for a set amount of time. If not, every week, I have to find time to sit down, refocus, and get restarted on blogging.

I know this might not seem like that big of help, or maybe you’re thinking – I don’t blog! That’s okay! I use batch work for SO many things!! I batch my editing (for my full-time job, I like to choose a day to only edit). I batch work my admin/book keeping (this is SUCH a help because I actually really dislike this part and batching everything makes me focus!). I batch Instagram and Youtube content (this is so helpful to plan ahead!). To some extent, you could say I batch meal planning and even house projects. Instead of hoping around during the day or week – I pick time to focus in on one task, and it helps me be SO much more efficient!

If you haven’t started batch working – you should! I love blocking off time to focus on one task, and it might seem difficult if you’re not used to it, I promise it gets better and easier over time! For me, I’ve found that sometimes giving my self a set amount of time makes my batch work “fun!” Quotes around “fun” because I know timed work doesn’t really sound like fun, but when give myself a realistic, but slightly challenging time crunch – I feel like it’s a competition. I enjoy the challenge, and it feels especially great when I get a lot done in the timed session.

Give it a try – and let me know what you think! I’m excited to hear what you’ll do with all your extra free time!


April 19, 2024

2 Magic Words: Batch Work! + How Batch Working can save you TIME!

Haley Nicole

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