Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
I was surprised to discover that the closer I got to 50, my usually very good memory was giving me a hard time! My reference book helps with that a lot. It includes the usual contact information and passwords, but also the makeup shade and hair color I use, as well as what size clipper guards the stylist use when she cuts my boy's hair. OK, the 18 and 20 now, and drive themselves to get haircuts - they also tell the stylist how they want their hair cut, but this is how I USED to do it! <grin>
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Since I began using a Stalogy notebook for my planner, I have a full page (5x7) available to use every morning and I definitely want to get the most out of it I can. I do find myself attracted to the colorful Washi tape and stickers, but I can't quite convince myself to use it ahead of the current day - what if I need that room for something else?
Something that has worked for me recently is to use those things after the day is done. What that usually means is that every morning I am decorating yesterday's page. If there is a lot of space available, I might put down a larger sticker. Only a little space? Maybe I will put a line Washi tape and the end of the page. I don't feel the need to have the page all covered up, so sometimes I will leave the whitespace. I've also been known to add a Bible verse at the end of the day, include the weather...whatever creative mood I might be feeling.
For me, I have to have a bit of order on my page, which includes having all the errands and tasks grouped together so that my eye knows where to go every time I look at my page. That is why decorating after the fact really works for me.
Friday, September 4, 2020
That's where My Top 7 list comes in. For me, it's 7, but you might have a Top 5 list or even a Top 10 (but I don't recommend that)! We all have days where we feel overwhelmed and don't know where to begin - that's what this list helps me do.
What's on my Top 7?
- meds & shot
- make bed
- swish & swipe bathroom
- start laundry
- dishwasher (load/unload or start)
- drink water
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Up until about 4 months ago, my planners were all rings, so learning how to do things differently is taking some time. The first thing on my planner to-do list is to figure out what kind of page marker to use. Any page marker that I have used in the past was just pressed into the rings and it stayed where it was supposed to.
I recently laminated a 4x6 picture of my family, attached a tab, and have been using that as my page marker. I like it, but I am always misplacing it! I experimented with just using tabs to mark my daily page but didn't like constantly resticking it every day.
Today I came up with a pretty good idea that I am going to use for now. I say, "For Now" because I think there is a better solution that I just haven't found yet. I include lots of stuff in my planner, but the planning portion is always the same: a week on one page followed by 6-7 daily pages (sometimes I combine the weekend). I decided to mark the weekly page with a specific color, knowing that once I got to that page, my current page is close by. At the end of the week, I will either move the tab to the current week OR add a new tab to the current week using that same specific color.
Does that make sense? It does in MY head, LOL! I have yet to experiment with floating tabs, which sounds like a good idea, but again I think I would probably misplace that, too! What kind of page marker do you use? Please share in the comments below!!