This one is a deep dive, y’all. But don’t worry – I’ve got a checklist for you. Click here to download Cut the Mental Clutter: A Calendar Setup Checklist.
In Episode 003, I go deep into the foundation of solid time management. in a nutshell, without this, all of the time blocking, task batching and getting organized in the world won’t move the needle on your ability to get things done or cut back on the amount of stress in your life.
Yep – it’s THAT big of a deal.
Setting up a calendar system is one of the first places I start with my time management clients, because without a consistent method for managing your calendar, you’re going to be stuck in the hamster wheel of overwhelm and constantly refreshing your brain like a browser with too many tabs open. And you know what happens when you have too many tabs open – you start moving slower and slower until everything just crashes.
Tune in to hear more about:
Why you need a calendar system.
The difference between a calendar and a calendar system.
What a good calendar system looks like
How to design your own.
The Pareto Principle, and why prioritizing is key.
The pros and cons of paper planners vs. digital calendars
Pro tips for choosing a paper planner
Do you currently use any of the structure strategies mentioned in the episode? Think you might start? Let us know over in the It’s About Time Podcast Community on Facebook. I’d LOVE to hear how you create structure in your workday.
KVannola – Thank you SO much! You’re the rockstar, and it seriously means that world that you’d take time to cheer me on as I’m getting started. I don’t know about making it look easy, but I hope that you find helpful tips in each episode for living a more intentional life.
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LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Google Calendar – My favorite digital calendar option.
Trello – The online task management tool I use to organize my whole life
The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley – My favorite paper planner.
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