Many people have their schedule backwards. They are more concerned with Work time (Time for others) than Play time (Time for self). There's a strategy to setting your calendar up for the best possible day, and we cover it in QL. Here's a brief glimpse into it.
1.) Use a Paper Calendar.
The screen on your phone is too small to give you context for your day/week/month/year. It is easier to overschedule yourself on your phone because it is easier to delete or hide events on your phone. By using a paper calendar, you force yourself to follow the constructs of your time: There is a LIMIT.
2.) Mark all your vacation time and days off for the next 12 months.
Who's going to take time for you? This is not selfish, it's essential to living a fulfilling life. What time do you have set aside for uninterrupted time with the ones you want to spend time with. As rude as it is that someone walks in your door late, or your work appointments overlap, it is ten times worse when you break away from personal time you chose not to protect.
3.) Block out 3-4 hours per work day for your single most important task.
This is to build and apply the one skill you need to master to accomplish that mission you've set for yourself. This could be skill building, lead generation, or production.
4.) On Sunday, make timeblocks for planning.
What does your week look like so far? Have you looked past today? The best have their schedules planned out months in advance: The top restaurants, the top venues, the top hotels, the top business people. Why are you any exception to that? Review your calendar weekly so you can make adjustments on the fly. You need to have the skeleton in place for those moving parts to work.
For more help on setting your calendar right, check out Gary Keller's book: The One Thing, Also featured on my QL Reading List.