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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Discover the Most Important List in Your Planner

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On Sundays, I revisit an amazing post that you might have missed and I update you on my own progress or changes since the post was first published.

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Since I wrote this post, I still respect the physical limits of the space in my weekly spread on most days, to reserve time to take care of me. That single tip - stop writing tasks down and schedule them for another day - makes the most difference in making sure I don't overbook and stress out.

Nowadays, I also plan my menu and track my calories and workouts, so that I can stay healthy!

For those following my medical journey, I also ordered a Medical ID Bracelet that I love because it is comfortable, waterproof, lightweight, and easy to wear daily.

It's one more way that I am taking care of me.


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lisa said...

I try to do this, even if it's just for a few minutes a day. I always have "coffee and pop tart time" in the afternoon. I need that little bit of sugar and caffeine to get me through;). If time allows I'll take a little power nap, no more than 15-20 minutes. It's amazing what a little rest can do.

Jaime Barfield said...

I have been tracking my calories and exercise on myfitnesspal, but it is a pain to go back and look at progress. Have wondered if writing it down in back of planner would be better for me. I'm currently trying to lose weight, but it is proving difficult. I do wonder if tracking food, water, etc in my planner would benefit me more.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kristy! I have ben using a printable that I found on the web at "" in my planner. It is actually a weight loss journal. It has individual pages for each day that has the following items being tracked: Dat;, "Tday I feel"; "Today I ate (B,L,D, Snacks); Water; "Vitamins to take; "Workout" activity, how long, Calories Burnt, Other Info; Tomorrow's Menu". The first page is a "Log" and the needed BMI information was found on the website.

My doctor suggested using an actual "journal". I printed the back sides of the pages with lines so that I can also track the effects of the activities I am doing as related to my medical situation.

Overall, I am very happy with this method and the form.

Dianne in the desert

Debbie said...

I am not tracking my macros at the moment because I am not following a meal plan yet.
For now, I am focusing on getting my workouts done and we will see how it goes.
The bracelet looks really neat.

Debbie said...

Thank you also for sharing it on #TipTuesday!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond said...

I'm a big believer in 'me time'. We all need time to reflect and nurture ourselves. Thanks for sharing this idea with us at #AnythingGoes.

Anna said...

I had to learn to schedule things like exercise, too. If I don't, it's too easy to push off when other things come up. But writing it down makes it more official. And I learned to count it as an "appointment." If someone asked me to do something else during that time, I could just say that I wasn't available. And during a more stressful busy time, I scheduled a block of time to watch an (old) episode of Gilmore girls each day. That was my down-time. :) It's easy for me to get focused on caring for others or just trying to get through my to-do list. But I'm more productive, happier, and nicer when I'm taking care of myself by eating healthy, exercising, and relaxing a little.