MVP: Block off time in your calendar for important things and capture in your calendar what you do each day.
This week I’m reviewing five daily strategies that are helping me right now.
Yesterday I shared how I identify my priorities for each day. Part of the reason this works is time blocking.
When I identify my priorities, I schedule each of them into my calendar.
There are many days I do not follow my schedule, but when I deviate, I move everything around so at the end of each day by calendar reflects where I actually spent or invested my time. This keeps me honest and helps me stay focused on my three priorities.
Having everything scheduled out makes it difficult to chase shiny objects because it means I have to rearrange my calendar, which requires me to make intentional choices about how I use my time!
This is the key:
These practices add up to a much more intentional use of my time.
Today’s intention: Record in your calendar throughout the day what you spend/invest your time doing. You might want to do this on a personal calendar if your work calendar is shared. Pay attention to your thinking and how keeping your calendar up to date impacts your decision making.