HOW CAN I USE MY CALENDAR MORE EFFICIENTLY TO HELP THE WHOLE FAMILY?
It’s important for everyone to know what’s on tap for the week, so even though I keep my calendar on my phone, I also have a paper calendar placed where everyone can see. And remember, if something needs to get done, it needs to be on your calendar. If I have to call the cable company about my bill, I will put it on my calendar at a time when I don’t have anything else going on, so it will pop up as an alert just as if it’s a meeting.
Get your appointments into a calendar right away because you may forget at the end of the day. Also utilize reminders in a functional way. Set a 24- hour reminder in case an event falls off your radar. Set a second reminder that adds the commute time or time to change outfits, if needed.
I recommend having separate calendars for separate paths or careers in your life; that means one calendar for work and one for family. If you are going to give your kids a phone, teach them how to use their calendar and synchronize everyone’s calendars so you can see what’s on them and add appointments to their phone.
Many schools, sports teams, and other groups have their own calendar of events to which you can subscribe. Take advantage of this. You don’t have to do the data entry, and the calendar will be automatically updated. Events for that activity can be added to your calendar in a specific color to help you keep it all straight. Also don’t be afraid to schedule in some family time, even if it’s just an hour for a game night.