Planning your Workday by using Google Calendar – 8 Easy steps

Published on June 16, 2020 by Aamir Iqbal 

Just think of this scenario: you are working from home with a to-do list a mile long, and you have no clue where to get started.

You are trying to complete your work, but feel like you are not even making a single task. Your colleagues keep popping by your desktop asking for and inviting and pinging your inbox.

It’s impossible to get things done,

Before you know it, the rest of your office work over lapse to your leisure home time for the night and you still have not made any progress on your list of tasks.

It is probably not too difficult to imagine, is it?

We have all been known. When projects get rolling, it can be difficult to perfectly manage your time. Luckily, you most likely already use GOOGLE Calendar, one of the best resources for getting on the schedule. Google Calendar can be much more than a tool to record your meetings or phone calls. It is also an efficient time management tool for planning out your workday.

Get back on track and start having more productive. Here are a few best practices to get the most from your Google Calendar, including:

1- Making a Todo List As simple as that…

2- Creating Catagories, alike headers, Creating different categories is a great way to get a quick snapshot of what your day or week looks like. Using different color codes for each category can also make your calendar easier to take in.

3-Adding Non-negos: Your non-negotiable are any meetings, appointments, or events that need to take place at specific times on specific days.

4 – Prioritizing Tasks: Simply just put on first what is important to you.

5 – Planning Breaks: Taking regular breaks throughout the day is important for not only your health but also your productivity.

6 – Reserve time for calls and emails: just reserve a slot for calls and emails

7 – Setting Aside for on-call tasks: Planning for your workday or week is useless if you don’t follow your schedule. However, sometimes projects or tasks pop up that need your attention, throwing your entire plan off.

8 – Using Calendar Integrations: Why not ASANA, TRELLO, or SLACK, or any other, Integrating your Google Calendar with other apps that you frequently use can automate some steps of the organization process and help you stay on track. Integrations let you maximize the benefits of Google Calendar and work more productively.

Aamir Iqbal is the Senior Talent Consultant at Evolve HR. He is a certified Human Resources Professional with over 10 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Executive Search. Additionally, Aamir has an experience of working on HR Transformation and Learning and Development Strategies for various national and international organisations. His passion for coaching job seekers in the market led him to work across multiple sectors in South Asia and EMEA regions.

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