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Please Catch Me On My Busy Day

Calendar Card - January
There are at least two significant ways I’ve changed my approach to my weekly schedule (the second of which I’ll write about very soon). One of those major shifts is that I now purposely cram things together in my week.

If you’re like me, when someone wants a piece of your time, you open the calendar and look for the empty spots. When do you have the least going on? Pencil them in right there. I’ve shifted my thinking however, and now try my best to schedule appointments for Tuesdays, my busiest day.

I figure, if I’m going to spend the day running, I may as well do all the running I can while I’m in the process. Then Wednesday is free. In the same strain, I try to keep Fridays wide open for study and quiet preparation for the weekend’s services.

It’s a simple GTD (getting things done) tip I wanted to pass along. Cramming actually frees up time… if you can survive that one super busy day (or two or three).

How do you handle the busyness of life? When do you like to squeeze the extras in?

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  • http://design.spotcoolstuff.com Spot Cool Design

    This is a great tip (if not always practical — sometimes the other person is only able to meet on your "free" days). I've never really thought about scheduling in the way you put it.
    .-= Spot Cool Design´s last blog ..7 Downside-Up Houses =-.

  • http://lunaticg.blogspot.com/ lunaticg

    Sound that you're only busy on Tuesday.

    How about a full busy days in one month?

    I need to take a few extra pils and drink a lots of red bull just to make sure I am not stop running.
    .-= lunaticg´s last blog ..Sea Life : Clownfish 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin =-.

    • Brandon

      Haha, no it's just that Tuesday is my INSANELY busy day – the rest are slightly less insane. :)

  • http://http//maddencorner.com Tate

    I have done things this way, but I also do some of my best work under pressure. One thing that has help me in the past few months was syncing my Google Calendar with my phone. Good post.

    • Brandon

      Thanks, Tate, and I agree that pressure is helpful sometimes!