How to Implement the 30-Minute Scheduling Method (+Free Worksheets)

Learn how to implement the 30-Minute Scheduling Method into your day. Stop living with an ongoing cycle of wasted hours that cripples your calling.

One morning my husband observed me making his scrambled eggs. He had to be out the door in ten minutes so I whipped around the kitchen like a seasoned chef. He saw me crack eggs into a bowl and drop the shells in the sink. Right before I washed my hands I scooped up the shells, dropping them in the trash behind me.

“Why didn’t you just use the disposal for the shells?”

While cooking, I explained why I thought it would take longer. I have to step over and move dishes in the drain rack to flip on the disposal switch. Sometimes I wrongly pick the light switch. I have to turn on the water, find the dish scrubber to stuff the shells down the drain (I’m not using my hand!), blend them up, then turn off the disposal switch. In my mind, it’s faster to take one step and drop them in the trash. And then I said: “I don’t like to waste time.”

I’m always looking for little ways to save time. I’m a fan of productivity over busyness any day. That’s why I like using the 30-minute method. When I wrote about it before, many of you asked for worksheets so I made some (see below). Now I’m going to show you the easy-peasy way of implementing it.

What Is the 30-Minute Scheduling Method?

With this system, you divide your day into 30-minute time blocks, then assign all your tasks into them. Pre-made decisions drastically cut the time spent on the hour-to-hour decision making. It also helps you systematically tackle projects. For example, if you set 9:00-9:30 to work on it 6 days a week, at the end of the week you would have accomplished three hours of work on it.


Get access to Insider Resources and download your free 30-Minute Scheduling Method Worksheets. This resource includes instructions and a template for your convenience. Get access today and make time for Daily Time with God and fulfilling your God-given responsibilities.


The fact is, you don’t have time for something but rather you make time for the things you do. That can be very freeing. If you use a schedule, then you’ll have more time than you realize, you won’t neglect God-given responsibilities, and often will have time left over.

Who the 30-Minute Scheduling Method Works For

  • Writers. As bloggers, you know how many skills it takes to fulfill this calling.
  • Homeschool moms. You do the job of several people and your school needs to run as smoothly as any other institution.
  • SAHMs and WAHMs. When you are at home, it’s easy to take the “I have freedom” fact into “too much freedom” trap.
  • Kids. Your kid arrives home from school on the weekdays and they need to be kept on task with home responsibilities.
  • Workaholics. You might need this if you feel guilty about scheduling sleep or rest. A well-rested body and mind are just as important to productivity as intentional planning.
  • Business owners. Or the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have detailed control over their time.

No matter who you are, no one likes to live with an ongoing cycle of wasted hours that cripples your calling.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV

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  1. We can all use some good, new ideas about saving time whenever possible. It’s helpful to find ways to get more done in a more efficient manner. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      I think we can all use ideas for saving time, too. Now if I could only convince my kids. 😉 Glad to connect with you, Carol, and thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This has been a popular post on the Blogger’s Pit Stop and we are going to feature it on Friday. Congratulations on a quality post.
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

    1. kellyrbaker says:

      How exciting! Thank you, Kathleen!

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