In the book “How Successful People Think”, John C. Maxwell provides us with an example of how he uses his schedule to maximize his time. I believe we could all use his format in order to get the best out of our days and maximize our own schedules to there fullest.
“At the beginning of every month I spend half a day working on my calendar for the next forty days. Forty days works for me rather than just thirty. That way, I get a jump on the next month and don’t get surprised. I begin by reviewing my travel schedule and planning activities with my family. Then I review what projects, lessons, and other objectives I want to accomplish during those five to six weeks. Then I start blocking out days and times for thinking, writing, working, meeting with people, etc. I set times to do fun things such as seeing a show, watching a ball game, or playing golf. I also set aside small blocks of time to compensate for the unexpected. By the time I’m done, I can tell you nearly everything I’ll be doing, almost hour by hour, during the coming weeks. This strategy is one of the reasons I have been able to accomplish much.” (50)
*(The bold areas are what I found to stand out the most and are not represented in the book.)