This is the last in a series of scheduling- and calendaring-related topics.
This one’s about my overall strategy of using scheduling as a tool to manage my time.
Clearly, managing my time isn’t the same as managing my calendar, but managing the latter does help with the former.
The essence of my strategy is this: I care about my time, but others care about my calendar, so I can forestall a lot of intrusions on my time by using my calendar intelligently.
To do this, I block off time, keep an eye on how many meetings I’m in, schedule my work when I need to, and tell people how I prefer to use my time.