Monday, April 23, 2012
I once had a friend who only scheduled one "item" per day. When she first told me that, I thought she was joking. At the time, I was ridiculously busy, packing as many things back to back in a day that I could manage. I got a lot done, too.
But now that I'm at a different point in my life, I really wish I could schedule one thing per day.
I've bought wonderful books on the topic of time management. I've read great magazine and blog articles on the topic. And I've tried many different concepts throughout my *time*.
But really ... regardless of what system you use to manage your time ... just don't be late.
I'm a believer that if you are chronically late - you are telling people that you don't value THEIR time as much as you value your own. Show up early. If you are super busy, take "work" with you, that you can complete when you show up early and have a few minutes to wait. Or always carry a book with you, and use that "early" time to treat yourself to your favorite author.
Just ... don't be late for people and appointments and events ... it's rude and selfish.