It’s been our experience over the years that musicians aren’t always the most organised of people. We therefore thought we’d use the fact that January is #GetOrganisedMonth to share some tips, or life hacks, with you to help you be a little more organised.
We’re starting you off with a simple one today and will continue to share more as part of our #WednesdayWisdom slot during January.

Our first tip is genuinely simple, honest, and that is to use only one calendar. Choose the one that works best for you: one on your computer, your smart phone, a paper one on your desk, or a family one hung up in the home. Then get rid of all your other calendars and use just that one to record and keep track of everything.

If you’re maintaining more than one schedule, such as your band’s as well as your personal one, use different coloured inks, fonts, or categories to record information for each individual or group.
If your smart phone allows it, and you prefer your computer calendar, ensure that sync it regularly. If you’re wedded to paper but need it with you when you’re out and about take a picture of the month with your phone so you have it as a reference.

But, whatever you choose to use, make sure you update it regularly, make changes as soon as you’re notified, and be sure to delete anything that’s cancelled.