Got a meeting coming up that you don't want clients to schedule during? What about a regular lunch break that you want to make sure you keep free? Do you work split shifts with a few hours available in the morning and a few more in the afternoon or evening? Then it sounds like personal time is just what you're looking for!

There are two different types of personal time blocks you can add to your Schedulicity calendar: recurring and one-time personal time. Recurring personal time blocks are blackout times that occur on a daily/weekly basis. (Example: your lunch break at 12pm every day, a standing appointment). One-time personal time blocks are one time occurrences on a specific day (Example: On August 3rd, you have a dentist appointment).

To add a recurring personal time block:

  1. Open your appointment calendar and click directly into the date/time that you want a recurring time block
  2. Go ahead and click on the gray "personal time" button at the top right of the page
  3. Specify how long of a break you need. You can add a description too that will show right on your calendar.
  4. You'll notice the option to make this break recurring (every Tuesday, every other Saturday, etc). You can set this up to occur once a week, every other week, every 5th week, whatever you need!
  5. If you'd like to choose a color for the personal time block on the calendar, select one, and click 'add'.

To add a one-time personal time block:

  1. Open your appointment calendar and click directly into the date/time that you want to create this block
  2. Click on the gray "personal time" button at the top right of the page
  3. Specify how long of a break you need. You can add a description too that will show right on your calendar. You'll notice that you can also make this break recurring if you need (every Tuesday, every other Saturday, etc).
  4. If you'd like to choose a color for the personal time block on the calendar, select one, and click 'add'.

As you may know, you'll still have the ability to book appointments during these blocked times, but clients won't. And just as a heads up: if you currently share your Schedulicity calendar to another calendar app such as Google or Outlook, your Personal Time blocks will not be shared. If you just want to block out a chunk of time to keep clients from booking, however, then personal time is just the ticket!

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