Manage Your Time (Part 3 of 3) – Events

Time

Events can be meetings, time reserved to work on a task, taking the kids to a sporting event or an anniversary.  Some are all-day; others are for a specific amount of time.  Some get added seemingly on a random basis, others become a regular weekly or monthly activity.

Here are some ways to use the Calendar feature:

  • Set an anniversary or birthday as an all-day event.  Add-in the holiday’s and birthdays for the entire year.
  • Reserve time to work on an important task or to simply think.
  • Color-code the events to distinguish time at work, family or house-related things.
  • Integrate multiple calendars into a single view.
  • Keep a family calendar so that each family member sees the others’ schedules.
  • Don’t fill up the hour.  Schedule 30 or 45 minute meetings and practice the efficiency of shorter meetings.
  • Schedule time for taking care of yourself…heart, mind, body and soul.  Look ahead to reserve a day or a week off from work.
  • Work in the cloud so that your schedule is portable.

Look at your calendar for the week ahead to make sure you’re spending time the way you really want to; cancel or reschedule the less important events.  Living to your potential means that you maximize how you spend your time toward your goals and values.  Adherence to your calendar schedule is also a sign of respect.  We show people we value them when we simply get together and when show up on time.

 

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