Take Control of Your Workday: Block off Your Calendar for Y-O-U

January 11, 2018

Career Advice

Seriously, what did we people do before digital calendars? How did a meeting ever get scheduled? While technology has made our work lives a lot easier, it has made certain tasks too easy–like grabbing an hour of someone’s time for a meeting.

If you feel like your work day is taken over by other people’s requests for your time and that you can’t get any of your own work done, it’s time to take control of your calendar. Those same digital calendars that allow you to plan meetings allow you to block off your calendar too. Remember? So make an appointment–with yourself!

If you have a daily or weekly task that is constantly pushed to the wayside, block off a time period in your calendar right now for it. For example, if you need more time to plan for Monday morning’s big meeting every Friday afternoon, block it off. If you need 30 minutes at the end of every day to de-stress and catch up on email, schedule it in. If you need 2 hours of uninterrupted reading time every morning, queue it up.

Not only will this strategy keep you on task, but it will keep you in control. And that’s the first step in being productive!

Image via Leif Harboe/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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