Synchronicity. We approve of that. Don’t you?
Synchronicity brings organization.
For you. And your Calendar, that is.
What is it with life that causes, those days, weeks followed by months on end to become a mind-boggling swamp? When you think about it, it’s the daily calendar we often find ever so monotomous.
Isn’t it a pleasure when things just work impeccably well? All those dates and dot points connect together without a hitch across various platforms.
Welcome to iStratus.
Our calendar function does just that. Allows access via your phone settings, and it’s as simple as one, two, three. In fact, it is even simpler.
Set an event, in one calendar and it transfers directly to iStratus. One-click. No-fuss. Just purely, perfect synchronicity.
Organization Simplified. Book it in.
Your calendar is akin to armor in the skirmish of working life. It safely guards your boundaries against other people’s priorities and influence, which can easily impede upon your own precipitously expanding list of “Must Do’s”.
All you need is something like iStratus, a proven calendar management strategy, to win the battle.
Follow Your Instincts When Planning Ahead
It’s natural to feel more energized by certain activities at different points during work hours.
For instance, when working from home some of us like to hit the gym in the morning. Followed by meetings, phone calls and transcribing reports or proposals that require completion. By late afternoon, procrastination on Facebook beckons — and then to avoid becoming a complete couch potato with Netflix, it feels far better to address more tasks, paying bills or reviewing stats on your SEO.
A culinary adventure for becoming the next Master-Chef in the evening works well. Or perhaps not. Do whatever floats your boat.
The point is, the specifics of your day are less important than recognizing when responsibilities motivate you to be productive as opposed to when they vampire your internal fuel tank.
Armed with this knowledge, block-book everything in your iStratus calendar for the coming week —and then work on what matters most.
Give Your Days Some Color
Color Coding, that is. Let’s consider work overload.
Various activities require diverse skills, involving different parts of the brain. Thus, it’s no surprise it can be difficult to juggle time and fit all of life’s business in. It’s not news that multiple tasks due simultaneously can become overwhelming, and cause a rise in blood pressure.
If this sounds like you, why not begin planning your days by theme? iStratus allows you to:
Created colored categories on your calendar, making things more recognizable.
Dedicate an entire day to a colored theme.
Easily allocate a chunk each day to a project, highlight in one color.
This way, you’ll free up headspace with iStratus, because you’ll know what to cover and when.
The Importance of Gaps
The truth is, none of us have “time to kill”. Often, calendared items run back-to-back. It’s one class, meeting, or appointment to the next, without breaks.
However, regardless of how “flat out” situations seem, it is important to:
Incorporate at least fifteen-minute gaps on your calendar.
Use such moments to decompress or address factors arising from a previous meeting/appointment.
Or go hardcore. Of course, the choice is yours. The aim of your calendar is to achieve goals. Every meeting (no matter what form) should create connection, rather than small talk.
According to The Business Insider, Elron Musk once said:
“WALK OUT OF A MEETING OR DROP OFF A CALL AS SOON AS BECOMES OBVIOUS YOU AREN’T ADDING VALUE. IT IS NOT RUDE TO LEAVE, IT IS EXPECTED. IT IS RUDE TO HAVE SOMEONE STAY AND WASTE THEIR TIME.”
The Calendar Review
We all know, situations don’t always run as expected. Work commitments, seep into personal time. Today, it’s considered normalcy.
On the contrary, iStratus sees your time as being relevant. We recommend reviewing your calendar, every Friday to consider:
How closely your previous week’s calendar matches up with what your next one needs to look like. Plot progress;
Scheduling appointments and meetings that are a must, canceling anything irrelevant if you can;
How you wish to spend your time.
“WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE CLOCK AND THE CALENDAR TO BLIND US TO THE FACT THAT EACH MOMENT OF LIFE IS A MIRACLE AND MYSTERY.”
~ H.G. WELLS
You might lack full control over your working week specifies, but there are undoubtedly some weeds requiring attention, aka pulling to break the feeling of monotony.
Remember, your calendar is a clear representation of how you’re spending your time and where your priorities lie.
Using iStratus effectively will organize your days and allow you to accomplish more without burning out. Keep that synchronizing simple.
LIVE LIFE AND ROLL WELL WITH ISTRATUS.