My mind has been cluttered with reminders, questions, doubts and to-do lists. One sure-fire way to clear your mind is to write it all down, in no particular order, just write it down. Clearing your mind is the first step to successful time management.
Once you’ve done that you can break the list down into tasks on your calendar. Currently, I enter all social activities, extra curricular, lessons for the month on the icalender on my computer, which I can also sync with my cell phone. Then, each Sunday, I write everything for the week on a weekly dry erase calendar. I’ve been known to forget something that was written on the calendar. So, it is a good idea to set reminders on your phone for important dates and meetings. I’ve also sectioned off part of the dry erase calendar to include my meal plan too. And there’s a notes section where I write down what we need from the store.
But, I still have my own to-do list swirling around in my head. So, I’ve decided that I would really benefit from using a personal planner again. When it comes to to-do lists, I’m a pen and paper kinda gal. So, I want a binder filled with pages on which I can scribble notes, plan blog posts, make to-do lists and keep up with weekly commitments.
Seeing the binder that Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia created was just the inspiration I needed to make my own.
I’ve decided that I need a weekly household planner to keep up with chores and errands. To begin, I’ve jotted down every chore and errand and delegated it as weekly or daily.
I also thought about what I really needed in a blog planner. Again, I set out to write down all the tasks that happen in a blogging week and determine how often and what time of day they should happen.
Here’s what I came up with (free printables):
Add some loose leaf notebook paper for to-do lists, and you’ve got a weekly planner.
See you in class,
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