Four ideas for efficient use of your calendar. Home and work in one calendar (or diary). Always with you. Appointments with yourself so you put half an hour aside every day for thinking and planning. Don't fill your calendar completely full - leave space for events that will crop up during the day. Say no before your calendar is full. And make a note of any promised dates so you can follow them up when they become due.
- So you've got a master list of everything…and a daily jobs to do list.…The third ingredient of an efficient…personal organizational system is your calendar,…or diary, as we call them in the UK.…Pretty much everyone has one of these,…but there are four tips I'd like to give you…in order to make sure that you get…the most out of your diary or calendar.…As I go through each one, just ask yourself…whether you do them, and if not,…would they make a difference to you if you did?…Tip one is to always have your diary or calendar with you.…
It might be on your phone, it could be on paper,…whatever works for you, but you must always have it…with you so that you use it every day all the time,…otherwise you'll miss things.…And this means that you'll need…to have home and work in the same diary.…You need this because you need to know…if you're on holiday or seeing the dentist…or it's your daughter's ballet show…and you need to leave work exactly on time today.…You need to see everything in one place.…By the way, if you hate your work so much…
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- Managing your inbox
- Managing repetitive tasks
- Using lists and calendars
- Maximizing spare time
- Organizing information digitally and on paper
- Getting the most out of technology and software
- Writing effective email
- Reducing filing