This article is second in an "organizing for the actor" spring series of guest contributor topics by Kristine Oller, a Los Angeles-based change strategist. For information on the series featured here on OrganizingLA click here.
John's note: call them old-school, call them what you want. Paper planners will always be the calendar of choice for many people. While this article talks specifically about the paper version, the rules apply to digital devices too: use the capturing system you want, but be CONSISTENT.
In Los Angeles acting class, your "scene partner" asks if you’ll go to her stand-up gig on Saturday night. Checking the date in your portable planner, you see no notation indicating another commitment, so you promise to go. Later on, you realize that you just gave away your last free Saturday night of the month. Had you known that, you might have thought twice about attending the performance. Then, when you get home, you discover that, according to the calendar on the kitchen wall, you’ve already accepted an invitation to a wedding shower that very same Saturday night. What now?