Pretty scary looking, isn't it? Well, Rome wasn't built in a day. I have been working on perfecting my system for over 10 years. Now, you can benefit from my time well-spent. Let's take it one step at a time.
1. I use Google Calendar and therefore, this series will be in that format. The platform doesn't matter but the steps do. So, if you prefer another electronic version or even if you are a pen and paper person, you can find success with this method.
2. Write down everything you do daily. I mean everything. Showers, meals, work, working out...EVERYTHING. It will look something like this:
Sorry it is hard to read. I couldn't figure out how to post a day view:-(
3. Next, duplicate your daily schedule for the whole week, month and year. In Google, you simply go into the event that you have created and select "Edit Event Details" and then "Repeat". Next "Repeats"= Daily and "Repeat Every"= 1 Days. If you follow these steps, it will look something like this:
Now, you have the basis in which to springboard into true time management. From here, you can see where you have pockets of time to fill with tasks. You can also add calendars for everyone and everything that you are responsible for and color code it!!!! The possibilities are endless!!! Yahoo!! Sorry...I got carried away there:-)
Next week, I will break the calendar down into chunks of time. This shift in thinking will have you looking at your calendar and your time in a whole new light:-)