1. I book myself 3 hours per day of continuous meeting-free time.
If I have to give some of it up for some reason, I add to another day's meeting-free time to compensate

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2. Instead of 1 hour meetings, I try to book 45-minute ones, starting at 5 past the hour, if that's what's needed to give myself and others a breather

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3. In return, I'm trying to be more present in the meetings I do join, and catch myself from checking emails and other chats unless absolutely necessary

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2 days in, it's working for me. Your mileage may vary

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And yes, I know that being able to take control of my calendar is a massive privilege, so I have to be mindful of the knock-on effects my actions have on others. Hopefully can be positive for them too

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