For those with work, study and family commitments, many people claim their calendar to be a day-to-day essential. Scheduling your day with a calendar will encourage more efficient time management and work productivity. Seeing your upcoming deadlines and your available time can help your busy schedule appear less daunting and more inviting.
Below we have our top reasons for using a calendar at home, work and while studying, for when “I’ll remember” just won’t cut it:
Why Calendars Are A Day-to-Day Essential:
When exam season is just around the corner there can be a lot of deadlines, revision and work from other subjects to complete. Therefore, with so much to remember an overwhelmed mind may need support to keep you on track.
Using a business calendar to physically see your work schedule will encourage better organisation of time and resources. Allowing you to keep up with what needs to be done and understand what is a priority.
As well as time efficiency, this will also help to keep you motivated throughout exam season. By setting aside dedicated time in your calendar it can ensure your work quality will not have to suffer.
With an increasing workload, work life for many people is almost impossible without the assistance of a calendar. Setting realistic timeframes to prepare for upcoming deadlines will leave you feeling less stressed and more in control.
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that when subjects attempted two or more things at once productivity decreased by 40%. Therefore, with multiple deadlines set for one date, business calendars improve organisation and time management.
Having a physical space to schedule your work deadlines, family commitments and social invites can be useful when trying to juggle everything at once.
With last minute plans, having a calendar within arm’s reach can be more reliable than trying to remember if you have time to make it. Also reminding you to set aside an afternoon to give yourself a break from commitments.
Seeing your deadlines so orderly can also motivate you to set yourself some goals. For example, you may set yourself a goal to get your university work completed within week one of term break. Then you can avoid the last minute panic and have time to relax and feel refreshed upon your return.
Or, if you have goals in your personal life, a calendar will prioritise your time, so you can achieve in both aspects of life. For example, if there’s a night class you wish to attend or family commitments you’re aiming to work on.
As your children grow older and earn their independence, there can be so much going on in the family home. Everyone can have their own plans and commitments but you will still need a way to keep family members informed.
A family calendar on the fridge can be a shared organiser so everyone is updated on each other’s upcoming schedules. To be reassured that everyone is safe and where they need to be.
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Overall, as the saying goes, “If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Having a calendar at your work station or home can greatly improve your time management for an improved work-life balance. Your busy schedule will seem less overwhelming, less stressful and more manageable.
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