In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, Love Your Calendar…and be monogamous.

Do you maintain multiple calendars to manage your time? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she encourages you to be one person.


Excerpt from Love Your Calendar…and be monogamous.

Quantum physics aside, human beings experience time sequentially; one thing follows another. Logically, we know that we cannot be in two places at once, but we really wish we could. Our responsibilities can feel so overwhelming at times that we start to believe in parallel universes, that somehow, we will be able to “split” ourselves into two (or more) people who operate independently – and accomplish twice as much!
One way this faulty belief in parallel universes manifests itself is if you use two or more calendars to manage your time. For example, you may have your work calendar for your business obligations and your personal calendar for everything else. Having multiple calendars introduces a level of complexity into your time management practices that is usually unnecessary and can cause problems.


You do not hang up your humanity when you walk into your office.


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Dr. Melissa Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,

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