What does your calendar say about you?

Watch this video from Tom Peters. It is directed at people in a work context, but his main point is equally applicable to the study context. The calendar never lies. You can make a resolution that “this is the semester that I am going to keep up to date with my studies each week to prevent stupid amounts of exam stress”, but if your calendar doesn't reflect the planning and setting of specific goals around effective learning and studying, you're lying to yourself.

What if your calendar is empty? Well at certain points of the day, week or year when you need to rest and recharge, it should be empty, but if it is empty most of the time, that probably means you either:

  • don’t plan – which is not good for feeling a sense of control
  • you try to hold and remember all your plans in your head - which is cognitively exhausting and means you may miss something
  • you have no idea where your time goes - which gives you very little to work with when you want to make some changes.

Understand yourself and how you work best better, by using the Progress Journal to plan your well-being! This journal from Tony Wilson and Performance Lab encourages you to not only plan your study and assessment workload, but reminds you of the importance of relaxation, relationships, self, and gratitude.


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Last updated:
20 April 2018