Do you have a paper planner and Microsoft Outlook but can’t decide which to use?
The good news is, you don’t have to give up one for the other – you can successfully combine Microsoft Outlook with your paper day planner for a dependable and productive planning solution.
Here is some practical advice for making them work together:
KNOW YOUR ROLES:
The Outlook and day planner relationship works best if you properly define the roles of each tool. Outlook should be your “master” scheduling device. You should maintain all time-sensitive data here. If it’s tied into your work network most appointments begin here already, and it offers terrific reminder features.
Your paper planner, on the other hand, should serve as your portable all-purpose tool. It works great while on the go or at your desk — just flip it open for access to your daily plan. (Outlook can be a distraction, especially while working in other computer programs.)
FOLLOW THIS DAILY ROUTINE:
NOTES TO REMEMBER:
Stick to your daily plan. As new urgent tasks arise through the email and conversations of your day, you must decide whether they take priority over those that you’ve already assigned yourself.
Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at email@example.com
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