I've often viewed my calendar as an arch nemesis. The problem with this sort of perspective is that it reinforces rather than decreases the time wasting enmity between scheduling and my creativity. That is, by not taking the time to build a detailed calendar for myself, I actually dig myself deeper in the pit of a busy schedule.
Yesterday I wrote about taking time to pull out the weeds when working in media, and today I'm writing about how a great way to clear those weeds is to construct a detailed calendar and hold yourself accountable to it.
Really, it's about managing time so time doesn't manage us. It's about intentionally creating the contexts we need so that we can get done what needs to get done, and then, make time for the work that really matters.
My calendar isn't kryptonite. And neither is yours.