Manage from your calendar, not from your task list

While reading other blogs, I came across this nugget: Manage your
life from the calendar, not the to-do list
. Sally McGhee, author
of “Take Back Your Life!” (one of the few Microsoft Press books on my
bookshelf), has some pretty good ideas there.

What does managing from the calendar mean? Well, I’ve got a large and
growing task list, just as everyone does. But I have to think about
that task list in terms of _my_ priorities and in terms of _my_ time.
I have just the same amount of time as everyone else does, and I can’t
add to it. So one of my most important tasks is to choose which tasks
I want to spend time on, and that depends on the kind of person I want
to become. What tasks do you spend your time on?

Something to think about while you check out the rest of the great interview post on Matt’s Idea Blog.