Make the Most of Your Time

Most Of Us Go Through Life Complaining That There Are Not Enough Hours In The Day Or That We Never Have Enough Time.

What if I told you that there ARE enough hours in the day, you just need to make the most of them? These three strategies will help you make the most of your time:

Have a Purpose

When you have a purpose, it gives you clarity on where you are going and keeps you on track. When you look at your daily “To-Dos”, do your “Have-Tos” align with your “Want-Tos”? If not, then it might be to realign.

Make Two Lists

At first, this might seem like you are wasting time. However, it will give you more perspective. In one column list the things that are important to you to get done. Leave the second column blank because this is where you will list any urgencies that come up. Evaluate the urgent matters and then deal with them as needed. Your “Important” column should always be prioritized.

Be Predictable

The best thing you can do to maximize your time is to create a schedule that is predictable. The more routine and predictable your schedule is, the easier it will be to deal with unexpected urgent matters as they come up.

By implementing these strategies you will begin to regain control of your life and ultimately have more time for what is important to you.

You Can Be a Pro Scheduler Without Being a Zombie!

I Think It’s Safe To Say That Most Of Us Are Of
The Opinion That There Are Just Not Enough Hours In The Day.

There are two ways to get more hours: never sleep, or become a scheduling pro. Sleeping is a must, so you need to become a scheduling pro. Here are four tips that will make you more productive without needing to become a zombie:

  1. Reschedule Cancelled Events

Your schedule should not be so tight that things can’t be shuffled around. If something was important enough to put on your schedule in the first place, then you should find time to reschedule it. This allows for flexibility in your schedule without risking dropping the ball somewhere.

  1. Prioritize

Knowing how to prioritize calendar items is key. Higher priority items go first and then let the lower priority items fill in the gaps. Don’t auto-schedule anything. Even if something is a weekly occurrence, make sure to schedule it with intent each time. If it isn’t important then don’t add it to your calendar.


  1. Leave a Buffer Between Appointments

As professionals, we often try to do too much and overbook our schedules. Often our appointments are back to back leaving no time to prepare in between. Rushing to appointments without allowing yourself time to prepare is like running into a test without studying. You may barely squeak by, but you could have nailed it had you studied. Meetings are no different. Get the most from your appointments by blocking out time between them to prepare.

  1. Don’t Forget to Breathe

When we go nonstop, we run the risk of burning out. As busy as you are, it is important to allow yourself time to breathe. In fact, taking breaks is so important that you should actually schedule them. This way you are less tempted to fill the time slot. Make time to refresh, re-energize and refocus!

I know you are busy, but take these tips to heart. There is a difference between being busy and being productive. These tips will help you to optimize your calendar & become a pro scheduler.