At the end of last year I found myself using to do lists more than my planner, which wasn’t effective, because my daily stuff got checked off but I had to keep moving my “side errands” from list to list. So this year I wanted to do something a little different with my planner. Above you can see that there isn’t anything fancy going on with that week… but the highlighters? They’re coded. Purple for social. Blue for work/babysitting. Yellow for appointments. And those “side errands” I was discussing? Post it notes, as seen below.
One last upgrade I’ve made? Other than some fun stickers, which I’m going to stock up on as soon as possible. Washi tape for days on end. Below I’ve marked off my far in the future fall break. There’s no mistaking it.
I know what you’re thinking- that’s it, that’s the tip? Some washi tape, post its, and high lighters? And to that I would say yes and don’t forget the stickers. I know that the entire thing sounds way to simple and little to make an impact, but it has kept me using my planner and let me tell you, I’m terrible about forgetting the little things, this system makes that near impossible, and the best part is, it’s all in one place now. I’m not caring around a bullet journal and a planner all at once.
But, if you’re a little more daring than I am and want bigger and better thing- check out my tumblr for all things office-like. Get inspired, go bigger than me!
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