Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a pattern for your week, part of Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity.
- [Instructor] The weekly pattern let's us look at…each half day or four hour increment of the week.…This helps us create an overall structure that repeats.…Your personal life and your work life are inseparably…connected and your success in one will influence…your success in the other.…So, let's start with creating a personal pattern…for your week.…At the very least, I recommend you have one full…protected day where you do not do work.…This day will allow you to recharge your physical…and emotional batteries for the next week.…
You can choose any day that you want but we…would want to look at your work schedule and for most…people it's usually going to be a Saturday or a Sunday.…So, take a look at your weekly calendar and commit…to one and create a recurring pattern.…We'll do this here on Saturday.…And establish this to be a repetitive weekly appointment.…Great, now, what if you have an important relationship…such as with a spouse or a loved one?…Which half day or four hour increment could you devote…on a weekly basis to that person?…
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Setting up your calendar
- Adding quick tasks to your calendar
- Scheduling an extended project
- Building in extra time between appointments
- Using a mobile calendar
- Coordinating schedules
- Schedule recurring meetings
- Handling scheduling conflicts
- Creating daily, weekly, and monthly patterns