Hi Peter, thanks for your tips. I’ve got a ’reasonable’ work around for my Business Outlook issue. I’ve opened a personal Outlook account and when appts are booked in my work calendar, I forward them to my personal address. It’s not ideal, but I forward them, accept them and then my client meetings appear in my personal calendar. As I said, not ideal, but a decent workaround for the time being and enables me to keep track on my ‘master’ personal account.I don’t know whether you’re allowed to do this from a security point of view, but can you look into having your clients calendar feed out as an overlay into your personal calendar? My work is based in office 365, and I’ve been able to sync that calendar to my ICal by using the “subscribe” function. That way, I can choose on ICal whether to turn on/off the view that includes my work appointments, and thus have the option of seeing everything in a single view.
So that could be a project or a someday maybe: “Investigate syncing client calendars to master calendar”?
everybody here is right though about the weekly review. It’s when you get to spend 1-2 hours a week being a Field Marshall instead of a Private!
and if ever you feel overwhelm by looking at the number of projects and actions on your lists, consider the alternative of trying to keep all that in your head (!!!!) That’s where most people on the planet are putting those details. Everybody is keeping lists of their commitments, whether they like it or not. The real question is: where are you keeping them, and is it the best place? By having all your actionable and non actionable items out of your head, you get the freedom to write them down once, and then let go until you need to be reminded or review them. The alternative of keeping them in your head means that your brain is constantly writing and re-writing and re-writing them as it spins in short term memory.
So you’re on the right track!
Yes, I totally agree with your info about keeping lists of commitments in short term memory. It has been exhausting me. Until I started writing them down I really had no idea how many things I was trying to remember, and now that I’ve written them down (but can’t action them yet) I’ve at least got the tangible sense that I have some ‘clear’ space in my head to actually ‘think’ which is great. I like the feeling of not frantically worrying that I’ve forgotten something because I’ve put it on my huge list, so now I need some time to process them effectively. Bit by bit eh?