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Effective Time Management: Using Microsoft® Outlook® to Organize Your Work and Personal Life by Lothar Seiwert and Holger Woeltje

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Chapter 4. How to Make Your Daily Planning Work in Real Life

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL

  • Learn the basics of successful day planning.

  • Combine similar tasks into blocks.

  • Use appointment lists.

  • Fine-tune your day planner.

  • Use the To-Do bar in Outlook.

“Things Always Turn Out Differently Anyway”

YOU HAVE created your task list, have given the tasks a due date and prioritized them (see Chapter 2). You have planned your week with long-standing appointments and newly updated meetings as well as your “appointments with yourself” according to the Kiesel principle (“schedule big rocks first”; see Chapter 3). Confident and full of energy, you start your day—and then suddenly it’s evening already. You were able to keep most of the appointments, but the majority of ...

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