It is often something we tend to overlook, yet it is a key player in keeping your life organized and goal-oriented. Keeping a calendar is a sure way to reach your goals by dividing them into little pieces which you can tackle one at a time, be prepared for that upcoming quiz, and being available for that family dinner in a couple of weeks. It is far from an insignificant aspect of our lives, for it manages our time in ways we tend to fail due to our stressful urban lifestyle. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how keeping a calendar benefits your professional and educational life and helps you make the best out of both.
Keeps track of study time
Two weeks is enough time for you to forget the quiz your professor assigned, and more than enough time to study for it. Keep track of important dates for quizes, exams, presentations, etc. because procrastination is a deadly force. Putting off studying for a (seemingly) distant due date has a high risk of you failing, and nobody wants that.
Family stays in the loop
An important aspect of keeping a calendar is that your family can stay informed about your available time, or lack thereof. Say you agreed to attending a family dinner on a specific date, only to discover that you have an exam the day after and need to stay in and study. A calendar keeps your schedule in check and keeps time conflict at bay. Moreover, a work meeting, a sales or advertising pitch are big events that shape your career, therefore it is important to notify friends and family of the days in which you will be unavailable before those days arrive and that is done without fail with a calendar.
Keeps anxiety in check
Important class due dates, work meetings, family gatherings, or even (date) dates can be very stressful and managing your time accordingly is of utmost importance, for the anxiety of missing any of those events or even being unprepared for them can be overwhelming. Stress is a big part of our urban lifestyle and it often can’t be controlled due to unpredictably changing external factors, but there is hope; we can manage how it affects us, and one of the ways we can do so is by keeping a calendar.
Quickly checks availability
It is important to be flexible when scheduling or rescheduling a certain commitment. A calendar gives you quick access to your busy and free time, so that you won’t get lost in mixed up dates and an unorganized schedule. It is always a good idea to have such quick access to your available times for you never know when an event or meeting comes up and requires immediate adaptation.
Calendars are no longer something tedious to keep, for they are installed onto every cellular phone, and can easily be bought and kept at your desk. Keeping a structured, organized and goal-oriented life helps relieve the stress of daily life and eases anxiety, not to mentioned helps you stay transparent with friends, family and coworkers in case of time conflict. Speaking of calendars, ours has some empty slots that we could fill by setting up a meeting to discuss your digital marketing or video production projects. Contact us!