4. Value your own time! It baffles we that we will not miss appointments with other people, but we will easily ignore appointments we make with ourselves. We used to be that way too, until we learned this little mind trick. Now, we tell ourselves that for every time block in our calendar, there are 20 people relying on us to show up. Since we would never miss a meeting with 20 people or even a single client, this little trick has changed our point of view and keeps us on track.
5. Review your week. At the beginning of the week, we print a copy of our planned calendars and set them aside. As we go through my week, we modify our calendar to what we actually did, make changes to the areas where we deviated from the plan. Be honest about what you actually did! If we decide that we are not going to complete a task and rather we take a nap, we will actually change our calendar to say so. At the end of the week, we can print an updated copy of our calendar and compare it to our original plan. Then we celebrate where we did great, and correct the areas that need improvement.