Most people in the business world keep a calendar, maybe even a couple of them. These collections of dates, appointments, meetings, etc. can both keep you extremely ordered or totally stress you out. This Valentine’s Day, we want you to fall back in love with your calendar and we have five easy steps to make this happen.
1. Look at it:
There is no point in having a beautifully organized calendar in your bag or on your laptop if you are not going to utilize it. Check it first thing when you are ready to start your day, so you are not left rushing to get somewhere in the middle of lunch hour.
2. Write it down ASAP:
If you set a date with someone, write it down on your calendar immediately! If you told your partner, you would meet them at your favorite bookshop at noon on a certain date, and then fail to show because you forgot to record the appointment – that may not go too well.
3. Add some detail:
When setting an appointment or scheduling a meeting, write yourself a little reminder regarding the purpose of that event. That way, when you walk into your development meeting on Tuesday, you are ready to go.
4. Keep tasks on a list:
If something is not time/date sensitive, put it on a list instead of on your calendar. Do not unnecessarily stress out over a full calendar if there is no reason too.
5. Have a single calendar for everything:
Quit trying to balance multiple calendars and stay true to one. Avoid scheduling two dinner dates on Saturday!
Renew your affection for your planner this Valentine’s Day!
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