7 Tips to Declutter Your Calendar-and Keep It That Way - Deepstash
Take Stock and Track Your Time

You can’t really clean up your schedule if you don’t know what’s in it—and that includes all the things on your literal and official calendar and all the things that aren’t. 

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7 Tips to Declutter Your Calendar-and Keep It That Way

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Purge Recurring Meetings and Tasks

Once you know what’s on your calendar, ask yourself: “What is the purpose of each thing on here? Are we accomplishing that or does something need to change?” 

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... and put them in one of four quadrants:

  • Quadrant I: Important, Urgent (crises, last-minute meetings for important deadlines)
  • Quadrant II: Important, Not Urgent&n...

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Minimize or Outsource

Is there a task at work that you could delegate or outsource? Delegate or partner up with someone to ease your job.

If you can’t pass off certain tasks to others wholesale, try to minimize th...

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Create Blocks

Part of cleaning up your schedule is finding strategies to prevent it from getting cluttered again.

Block chunks of time on your calendar when you won’t be available to answer ema...

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Don’t Forget Downtime

Time management is also about making room for the non-work things you love and those that allow you to recharge.

Think about what recharges your batteries: It might be nature...

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Pretend Future You Is Present You

We tend to overestimate our time and energy in the future and so we fill our calendars with tasks we think we'll be able to complete.

When you’re thinking about something in the future...

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