Chapter 3. How to Gain More Time for What’s Essential with an Effective Week Planner


  • Use categories.

  • Track important categories.

  • Filter and group by category.

  • Apply the Kiesel Principle.

  • Prepare a task list for a week.

  • Plan tasks and appointments in Outlook.

“I Don’t Have Time for That!”

UNLIKE NEXT month, the next week is close enough already to plan appointments and tasks specifically and realistically. At the same time, a week is long enough to allow you to keep your balance by including tasks for all areas of life. A day can get much too short very soon if something goes wrong (more about that in Chapter 4). A week, in contrast, is long enough to make up for a day plan that has gotten out of control or was just too full. ...

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