Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Organizing Your Calendar Part 5

This is the fifth and final installment of my time management series. Today, we are going to put it all together for a complete comphrensive time management system.

1. We started off with Part 1 writing or typing everything we did to gain awareness on how we spend our time.

2. Part 2 looked at lining our time up with our values.

3. In Part 3, we broke down our calendar into usable chunks and

4. Part 4, we talked about the difference between our calendar and our to do list.

Now, that you have all those piece in place, we have to put it all together. Remember that picture of my calendar I posted in the first post?



If you look closely, you will see that each piece of my advice is in play on this calendar. I have everything I do listed on the calendar. I have different colors for each family member and for the different things that I am involved in. I know when and where I can fit in to do list items. The last thing that takes it to another level...

You can import calendars into yours too! You don't want to schedule that romantic dinner right in the middle of the Super Bowl. So, import your favorite sports team calendar. Vacation planning helps when you know the National Holidays with a holiday calendar. And, if you are planning on gardening outside, wouldn't it be nice to know if it is going to rain that day or not? Import a weather calendar for your area to help with this. Keeping track of these details will prevent you from getting double-booked and you will use your time wisely:-)

I hope you found this series to be useful. If you have any questions about managing your time better, feel free to leave a comment here and I will get back to you as quick as I can. Better yet, I started a thread in my Blog Frog Community so that everyone can benefit from the answers to your questions.

Playing along with Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom and Wordful Wednesday on parenting By dummies:-)

15 comments:

Frizzy and Bird said...

Very cool calendar Susie! I like that you even include Superbowl and other important but not normally calendar worthy dates.

Michelle said...

Oh I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who puts all the sporting events I care about on the calendar. Because even if I'm not there.... ;)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cool calendar!

parentingBYdummies said...

I got confused the moment I clicked over! I can't use a calendar to save my life. I have to memorize all of my appointments which is possibly why I'm always missing them. Maybe I should go back to check out your first post in this series!

Candi said...

Awesome job! It looks really good!

mommytoalot said...

Wow..fantastic job!!

Great idea too..however..I have way too many people in our family for just one calendar..but I am going to take your idea and make individualized ones for the kids

Amy said...

Yes, they did look amazing on their wedding day..
Hope you are having a great night..

The Blonde Duck said...

You're like an organization genius.

scrapchick said...

Wow this is great Susie! Love the idea of importing Packers & weather! Thanks so much for taking the time to share all this!

EmmaP said...

As always - I find all of your posts to be useful!!! I know I could not live without my planner (albeit in my phone). I love that my Google Calendar syncs with my phone so I always have my stuff at my fingertips!

also -- thanks for posting a link to all of your Valentine ideas!!!

Amy said...

We did have a great day.. Thanks..

Melissa B. said...

Very impressive! I've gotta get organized. Somehow, someday. I know it!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, now I feel even more unorganized!! LOL

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful Friday!

Amy said...

Have an amazing weekend...


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