The key to time management (ie. remembering appointments, showing up on time to events, sending birthday cards before the birthday) is a good calendar. If you use an electronic calendar, then this post is not for you. But if you are a “paper person” like me, you will love this site http://www.calendarsthatwork.com/.
Calendars That Work allows you to pick out a calendar template that works for you and customize it with all of your special dates and appointments. So often, people’s time management improves with a simple change in how they record events and appointments. All you do is pick out your calendar, download it and open it as a Word document. Then fill it in with your dates, use shading or different colors for different people, change font sizes, all that useful custom stuff.
The cost is just $20 for a full year’s access to all of their templates, and they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee if you are unhappy. If you are struggling with a way to record every family members’ commitments in a way that everyone can view, add to, change and replicate from month to month, then Calendars That Work is going to be your sanity saver.
Seriously consider updating your calendar system if what you use for time management was cross-stitched. Image courtesy of Country Cross Stitch Kits.