I’m a perpetual calenderer. I pencil everything in. My calendaring is my neon highlighter on what’s important to focus on. See my previous posts for my receipt on my ‘calenderering’ behavior and how I accomplish shit.
I am a creature of habit. Crates, cages, coops, cuffs cannot contain me. Though, my calendar can tame me.
My calendar is the intersectionality of my activities, appointments, meetings, events, prayers, goals and habits. I once heard someone say “I can tell you what a person values by examining their checking account, calendar and conversation.”
Why be a perpetual calenderer?
- Planning persistently permits a diary view of life at an atomistic level of detail
- Compartmentalizing activities facilitates principled action and creates better cycles of completion
- Provisioning of time controls for the unpredictable in order to stay on assignment to do the work
- Investing in time when compared to careless consumption of it — yields increased work product returns
Let’s be balanced.
The disadvantages of crazy calendaring behavior
- Getting stuck in the muddy mode of minutia and not executing on milestone activities
- Stifling spontaneity
The approach to clocking my time.
I manage my personal and professional calendars in order to have a wholistic view of my daily, weekly, and monthly activities across all vectors of my life.
People, habits and goals are too important to leave to chance. Plus my memory is sporadic and over saturated with creating solutions, strategies, ‘n stuff. That said, calendaring lets me time box and prioritize the meaningful.
These inscribed markers of time transform the planned to the performed.
I use Google Calendar. Because it syncs seamlessly across devices and I can manage it across platforms, too. Work activities are managed by Outlook. The color scheme I currently employ has no rhyme or reason, other than my days need to be colorful.
All the time. I’m clocking my time.
As, I previously shared, I calendar my activities, appointments, meetings, events, prayers, goals and habits. You name it — it’s on my calendar to remind me of what’s next. Check out, my…
Uncommon Calendaring Behavior
First, I identify a habit to work on (e.g., read 50 pages of a book — daily). Second, I set-up a recurring entry on my calendar to pattern this practice for an established duration. Since, my habits are transitional entries, once the habit is mastered it’s no longer a tickler on my calendar.
I use my calendar to affirm good thinking and the reciting of my prayers. I have to admit, I can’t always control all aspects of my day by calendaring. But, I can prepare my heart through prayer to be ready for anything.
Here is a prayer I am reciting for heart support:
I pray for wellness, love, peace and professional success for the project supervisor. I pray that our relationship be transformed by the renewing of my spirit, heart and mind and our collective renewing of our spirits, hearts and minds. May I continue to support the project supervisor in an exceptional way to achieve and reach higher professional heights on this project. God, please change me to be more compassionate and careful in my dealings with all people. My GOD, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Well, then ‘peeps’– peephole this.
My calendar is: The notes to my daily beat. The staccato to my normal. The rhythm to my routine. The tenor to my time.
This story was inspired by reading Myleik’s Medium story “How To Get The Most Out Of Each Day.
Until the next time – I adore you for reading my blog,