The Arena Newsletter
Issue 23 | January 16, 2020
If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be: “meetings.” ~ Dave Barry
Welcome to The Arena Newsletter
Happy New Year! In this issue, we’re taking a look at time blocking and how you can use The Arena App to block your time. 
How to Time Block
Time blocking is a practice that allows you to plan out your day in intervals, usually 15-, 30-, or 60-minute intervals, and is appropriate for anyone is committed to completing meaningful projects. Planning your day with this much detail shows you the true time between meetings and leaves you with options for meaningful projects and breaks.

To practice time blocking, either show projects on your regular calendar; rough out the day on a piece of paper; use a spreadsheet; or use an app.

Time Blocking with The Arena App
The Arena App comes with 3 different views for your tasks: Play view (allows you to view your tasks in bubbles); Calendar view (allows you to arrange your tasks over your calendar, so that you can see your whole day in one place); and List view (allows you to see your tasks in a list). To use Arena for time blocking, all you need to do is login to the account that hosts your calendar, choose calendar view, and add your projects. It is also easy to move projects around as needed in order to find a better balance for your day. 

If you are using The Arena App for time blocking in 30-minute intervals, it would look something like this:

Being able to see where different projects and tasks will fit into the day is a game changer! And, doing it in Arena is even better because you can SEE which things are appointments and which are projects and, for projects, even see which are must, should, or could.

You can even try it for yourself - The Arena App is now FREE in the App Store! Download it today, and let us know what you think!
Arena = Free!
The Arena App: Daily Planner, developed by Thrivner Software, combines best practices for #productivity, #timemanagement, and a life well-lived so you have a better day, every day! And, yes, Arena for iPhones and iPads is now free!
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