You are always busy. Between juggling multiple project deadlines, conference calls, and meetings, you have a pretty full workload. We get it. For things to run most effectively, you need to schedule, maintain, and update appointments as efficiently as possible. Beware, the four major pitfalls outlined within this path inhibit scheduling magic. Avoid them at all costs!
Your meetings always seem to go over time. A meeting that you scheduled for twenty minutes has now lasted an hour and pushed back another project on your to-do list. No bueno! The activities below will assist you in approximating how long a meeting or appointment will last and sticking to the time you set.
To manage your workload and hit deadlines, you must prioritize. Fight the urge to mark everything on you need to do as "urgent". Assess the importance and the urgency of a project or meeting and then begin to tackle your to-do list.
Some people fill up their day with multiple activities and minimal breaks so they are busy from the time they wake up to the time they fall asleep. Others find that they work best if they outline only three tasks to be completed for the day and aim to complete them all. There are multiple methods available to you for scheduling. Explore the included activities and find the method that works best for your work style.
It's happened to all of us at least once. You had the best of intentions but somehow you scheduled yourself for two conference calls at 1:30. These activities will help you figure out what to do in these situations and how to prevent this professional faux pas from happening in the future.