Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a pattern for your year, part of Managing Your Calendar for Peak Productivity.
- [Instructor] Yearly patterns are about the bird's eye view…of your schedule.…They help expand your thinking beyond…just what's taking place during the next…couple of weeks, but rather see the abundance…of time you have at your disposal…over the next year.…There are a few yearly patterns…that we can consider.…First of all, let's just talk about holidays.…Holidays have an influence on your work month…and work year, so we can add them…directly to the calendar, or if you're using…a tool like Google Calendar, there is an option…where in the settings of the Calendars,…you can browse Interesting Calendars,…and you'll find relevant holidays such as…religious holidays, or the holidays…of the country that you live in.…
So for instance, I live in the United States,…and I can subscribe to those,…which will add it to my calendar down below,…and it makes them appear quickly on the calendar.…That can help me in advance plan some of my…patterns for the year, which leads to…the next part of yearly planning, which are vacations.…
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- Recognize the pitfall of having too many calendars.
- Recall the benefits of leaving 15 minutes of cushion for each task during a busy week.
- Name the best ratio for meetings to actual work for the average person.
- Relate “time abhors a vacuum” to scheduling meetings.
- List what you should schedule during your maximum productivity hours.
- Explain how you should manage your calendar during the busiest time of the year.