Today, I have a simple time management tip that most people don’t do.
In fact, it may seem downright elementary.
Let your calendar and todo list be best friends.
Put your todos on your calendar and make sure you schedule time for your most important tasks.
Your Todo List and Calendar Can Be Friends
Your todos belong on your todo list.
Not in your email inbox. Not on a scrap of paper or Post-It.
Having a list is step one. However, many people try to simply work their list, and then find out that meetings, interruptions, and daily life prevent them from getting to their most important tasks.
This is where your calendar can assist your todo list.
“To ensure time for your most important tasks, put them right on your calendar.” (Tweet Quote)
Here are two tips for putting your todos on your calendar:
- Block Your Time – If you don’t schedule your time, others will schedule it for you. Peek at your calendar right now. It is probably full of meetings, events, and obligations that other people scheduled. Do you have anything scheduled for your own work? Block your time before others claim it.
- Schedule Your Toughest Tasks – If you let life drive your day, you will find that you will be so busy, you never get to your most important priorities. Rather, you will get to the end of day and wonder, “How did I never get to that todo?” Make an appointment on your calendar with each of your most important tasks.
Schedule Your Todos
Take 5 minutes right now and schedule your most important todos on your calendar. Don’t skimp on time. Allot enough time to complete each task.
Your calendar can help your todo list put important work ahead of life’s daily happenings, interruptions, and general chaos.
Today, make sure you put your todos on your calendar.Question: How do you schedule time for your most important todos? You can leave a comment by clicking here.