The Simplest Planner Fix:

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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.
IMG_2492One 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.

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Scheduling Daily Life: The Dos and Donts

Scheduling Daily LifeIf you’re anything like me, you might find that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Or even worse, you don’t think there are, so you give up and procrastinate.

It’s hard to budget time for things when we don’t know how long they’ll take to get done, or we feel rushed to get to the next thing. That’s why it always amazes me when people manage to break down their schedule into thirty minutes to hour long chunks of time. It just doesn’t seem that realistic to me.

But there has to be some type of system or we find ourselves not getting anything done at all!

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