DavidCo blogger Kelly Forrester has some great tips on how to create personal time in a work environment. If you feel like you don’t have any time to process meeting notes or your own personal inbox, try blocking out times on the shared calendar for meetings with yourself. Literally.
Consider blocking your own calendar for meetings with yourself. I know many people & teams that do this just to create some protected calendar time for processing email at the beginning and end of day. A good guideline for how much time you need is about 30 seconds to process each piece of input you get (paper or digital). For most people that comes out to about an hour to hour and a half per day for their own processing time.
Personal time is a sacred thing, especially in a corporate environment. Taking every little chance to create more “me” time is going to greatly benefit you and the organization.