But this week is a little bit more busy than most.
My secret? When my week looks like that, I plug in my times into Google Calendar...
...and then I fill in the blanks with workouts and work hours.
TIP: Color-code the entries appropriately.
I use green for things I must do (appointments/timed tasks), yellow for things I must be at but passively (like staying home waiting for a package to arrive), and red to indicate another family members activity that does not require anything from me, but must be on my calendar.
Blue means work and purple means workouts. Working on a big project gets entered in orange.
Yes, Mrs. Paper Planner uses a technological approach to scheduling.
After all, I do whatever makes the most sense throughout my planning, and this makes sense. Google Calendar gives me a layout and the ability to move things around that my paper cannot match. When scheduling big projects, workouts, and my limited hours of paid work, having the calendar grid really helps me to map my time.
Understand, living out of Google Calendar would never work for me in a long-term way. I still need paper for tasks and for an overview of my month, so I only use Google Calendar as a tool during my weekly planning to make decisions about how I will be spending my time.
In fact, I still write the actual schedule on my Daily Docket, so it is easy to take with me and reschedule on the go.
How do you use technology to supplement your paper planning?