If you've ever been in that frustrating situation where you find yourself with some unexpected down time but don't know how to fill it at a moment's notice, lifestyle blog Life Scoop suggests putting together a possibilities calendar.
Blogger Asha Dornfest says she often runs across events or activities she'd like to attend, but aren't necessarily important enough to carve out special time for. She created a "possibilities" calendar in Google Calendar and now, instead of relying on her memory to remind her of an art showing or movie she wants to check out, she simply parks the details on her calendar and pulls it up when she finds herself with some unplanned free time.
Dornfest keeps this special calendar stocked with things like movie and gym class schedules, museum hours of operation, open swim times at the local pool, and so on. Since she uses Google Calendar to organise her life, Dornfest keeps her Possibilities calendar hidden from view until she needs to consult it in order to avoid cluttering up her daily schedule.
Even if you don't use Google Calendar, this idea can be adapted to just about any calendaring system. Dress it up with tags, categories or contexts, to make it that much more accessible. You can even use it with a paper-based calendar by writing events in a specific colour — or invisible ink.
What activities would you add to a possibilities calendar? Brainstorm in the comments.
Create a "Possibilities" Calendar [Life Scoop]