Daily Productive Sharing 156 - How to Plan With a Calendar?

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#todo #time_management

当我们讨论时间管理的时候,有时会把待办事项和日历混为一谈。今天的分享详细介绍了如何使用日历来做管理,以及背后的理念。作者认为时间管理可以用一个公式来规划:

I will work on TASK on DAY at TIME in PLACE.

而日历最大的好处,就是把这些规划直观地展示出来,让我们更好地明白自己接下来要做什么。

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When we discuss time management, we sometimes confuse to-do lists with calendars. Today's share details how to use a calendar for management, and the philosophy behind it. According to the author time management can be planned using a formula:

I will work on TASK on DAY at TIME in PLACE.

And the great thing about calendars is that they visualise these plans and give us a better idea of what we have to do next.

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And by placing your tasks onto your calendar, you have far more control over them AND you are about three (3!) times more likely to actually get them done.
  1. Get clear on what is most important
  2. Plan when you will do that thing
  3. Follow through on your commitment
  4. Celebrate your progressAt the beginning of my week, I list out the most important things I want or need to get done this week.

    By limiting my weekly projects, I’m merely being reasonable and honest with myself.

    I usually do this by trying to give a “theme” to a day of the week, like “Project A” on Monday and “Project B” on Thursday

    The goal of my weekly planning time is to make some decisions about WHAT I will be working on and WHEN I will be working on it.

    I will work on TASK on DAY at TIME in PLACE.

    Without a plan for when you need your tasks done, and without an idea of the time needed for your tasks, you will find yourself procrastinating your to-do list while reacting to the things that pop up in your schedule.

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