A few years ago, this post by Dr. Melanie Wilson caught my attention. It served as my introduction to SkedPal, the first auto-scheduler I ever encountered.
The CEO of Linkedin wrote an interesting article entitled The Importance of Scheduling Nothing.
It’s a description of one of the principles I share in A Course in Scheduling. In a nutshell, the idea is that a skillful Total Task Scheduler creates the ideal day first, including time spent for sleep and other restful, mindful activities.
Here’s an interesting FastCompany article in which the author shares the power of scheduling time to do specific tasks.
In particular, he focuses on the importance of setting time aside to do your favorite actions as a form of self-care. It’s a great way to make sure that your needs are being met.
One of the motivating ideas behind the work at Schedule U is that we are all trying to rid ourselves of certain mistakes which I call “errors-in-execution.” Here is a sample of the kinds of things we tell ourselves when they occur.
You use this list in A Course in Scheduling to help determine whether or not you need to perform an upgrade to your current skills.
My 2016 article outlined an ongoing intellectual disagreement between advocates of two very different behaviors – Listing and Scheduling. Spoiler alert: both camps represent skills that have a place in the average person’s development.
It’s a long article, but it provides an important backdrop to the work of Schedule U.