Maybe it's because I live near LSU in a college town. Or, maybe, it's because I need to get out of my house due to being allergic to Mouse, who was running wild and free in my bedroom and bathroom this morning.
(My husband said, "oh, he's cute." Husband, he tried to KILL me yesterday. Remember the ER visit?)
Maybe your excuse is to focus on your schoolwork or writing, get some quiet time away from the family, or just to enjoy the nice weather. (You know, next week, when the Arctic freeze blows over.)
But, about twice a month, I venture out to a coffee shop with my planner and my laptop in tow. Somehow, I get so much more done on those days, while enjoying the atmosphere, elevator music, and the King Cake. (I am a lying liar. I came here for the King Cake, but they won't get a delivery until noon. Boo!)
There are so many things that I can get done with my planner, my cell phone, and a tablet, net book, or laptop.
I can process receipts.
I can process my in-box.
I can clear out my dashboard.
I can work on any of my many projects, especially the writing-related or planning-related ones.
I can draft my grocery list.
I can recopy things that I won't be getting to today.
I can do any phone, anywhere, or computer tasks on today's weekly spread.
I can read blogs.
I can catch up on Facebook.
(See how I put those two things last?)
Try taking your planner to the coffee shop (or even the local library). I bet you end up amazed at how much you get accomplished.
Reminder: You have until midnight, Central Time on January 7th to enter my RAK contest here.