The main point of my ebook Tell Your Time is to walk you through the 4-step process I use to manage my time.
Step 4 results in a weekly schedule that accounts for all the most important things in your life. As I explained in my video last time, the idea is that you first schedule the things you absolutely don't want to fall through the cracks and then plan anything else around those things.
Among the free printables I created for use in tandem with the ebook is a very simple weekly schedule.
I have since gotten many questions asking for online tools to do the same thing.
In this video, I show you how to create your weekly schedule using Google Calendar. (I love Gmail and all the other products that come with a free Google account. You can read my email tips and find out how to get yourself a Google Account so you can use this method too.)
Can't see the video? Watch it here.
- The first step is to make sure you work through Steps 1, 2 and 3 in Tell Your Time. You'll nee your Grid to create your calendar.
- Once you're logged into Google Calendar, create a new calendar by hovering over "My Calendars" in the left column and clicking the down arrow that appears. Click on "Create a new calendar."
- In the next window, name your new calendar (I named mine "Weekly Schedule") and click the "Create Calendar" button.
- Your new calendar will now show up in the left column in Calendar. Make sure it is selected (indicated by a colored box next to it). You can also hover over the name of your new calendar and a down arrow will appear next to it. Click this down arrow to get more settings and options for this particular calendar.
- Choose the Weekly view by clicking the "Week" tab at the top of the page.
- Next, look at your completed Grid. All you need to do is plug in your activities starting with your Nonnegotiable/Fixed Activites and then Nonnegotiable/Flexible (starting with Sleep!) and then on to your Negotiable activities.
- Determine the amount of time you need to block out on your calendar. Simply click and drag to highlight that block of time. You can click "Edit Event" to further customize it like making it repeat, setting reminders so you don't miss it, etc.
- Save all your events!
If you haven't done so already pick up the ebook Tell Your Time for the details.
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