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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track by Cynthia Ewer

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Boosting Your Calendar Power

To assess your calendar prowess, you first need to know where you stand. A time log makes an instructive exercise, bringing you face to face with the truth about how you manage time.

Create a time log using binder paper, planner pages, or the free printable time log from OrganizedHome.com. In it, conduct an hour-by-hour assessment of what you do each day, noting activities for each waking hour. Using colored markers can help you highlight different activities, such as work, personal care, and household chores.

At the end of the week, you’ll have created a visual map of where your time goes each day. You’ll be able to see which activities are oversubscribed and which priorities are being shunted aside. A time log clarifies ...

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