I am planning ahead and started to put appointment one or two weeks ahead of time. Some of the meeting appointment is even a quarter away.
This practice ended up with very packed day. In the last few days, my schedule is like a meeting every two hours or one hour. I actually had 5 meetings today.
The upside of this type of scheduling is, it put the most important things on the calendar first, and you make sure you the important things done first, instead of urgent one.
Glad to share.