We continue down the path of Using Your Calendar. So far, we have talked about adding entries and appointments to the calendar, color coding them, inviting people to attend your events, and keeping notes. Now we need to talk about ways to remember what is actually in the calendar.
1. Look at it! Yes – that might seem obvious and so simple; and I promise, if you look at your calendar on a regular basis, you will remember what is on there.
2. Set a reminder. In addition to manually pulling up your calendar and looking at it, you can create a reminder for each appointment or as a default have all appointments act the same way. Very common are pop-up reminders where a little box pops up and a chime will ring to remind you that your appointment is approaching. Another method is to set a text reminder. Here the appointment will send a text message to your phone. You can set the time before each notice will appear, usually ranging from an hour to five minutes prior to the start of the appointment. And you can usually snooze a reminder so it keeps reminding you. Each calendar program is different so you might have to do a little digging around to find out how you set this up. (Or give me a call and I can help.)
3. Print it. If you have many people’s appointments on your calendar, printing it and displaying it on a weekly basis will help everyone stay on track. This is especially helpful for active families when everyone has a different activity everyday or for a professional team to stay on track with deadlines and meetings.
Thanks for reading and Happy Firday!
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“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. “
— Ralph Waldo Emerson