Many of us who are vigilant about managing our calendars don’t use them in ways that best serve us.
We use calendars to schedule meetings, doctors appointments, and other obligations. While necessary, these are actually scheduled interruptions of deep work, family time, self improvement, and time spent on hobbies or connecting with close friends.
Being vigilant with your calendar is useful. But be sure to schedule things that matter in addition to interruptions. If you don’t decide what you’re going to do on your “free” time, the rest of the world will step in and decide for you.