Your schedule is your lifeline
When asked how I consistently work over 80 hours a week during school, I always turn back to a simple rule - your schedule is your lifeline.
I generally wake up between 6:00am and 7:00am everyday, depending on when my first appointment is. If it's at 9, I get to sleep in til 7:30/8:00am! I have a general routine for the morning: stuff like shower&shave, boil 1-2 eggs, make toast and coffee/tea, eat breakfast, get dressed, pack my bags and head out the door within the first hour of being up.
I'm at school working between 8am-9pm most days, each hour is filled with meetings, interviews, class, and networking. I feel lucky if I get an hour break anytime between appointments because I always pack it hour-hour back to back.
Each week is in the calendar with my top priorities plugged in, green in color. Any appointments that are moveable are in orange. When I look at my schedule, I always make sure to reflect on how evenly my activities are spread out across work, relationships and friendships, health, personal development, learning and religion to make sure that I'm not neglecting anything major over the course of a month.
You're going to have weeks that are more specific to one area of your life, but I make up for spent time in other activities that are important to me the following weeks after.
Life is so much simpler - I don't ever have to think about what I have for the following day, because everything is in my iCal! =D I look at it in the morning, so I know what to pack, and refer to it during the day so I know what I have to prepare. I rarely have double bookings too, because they come up when I am plugging in a new event.
On top of all that, I set reminders for task-oriented events to pop up a couple days/week beforehand, so I can adequately allot time to it.
A blog on my continuing journey through life, covering self-development and success strategies, but also personal reflection.