People ask me constantly, "what do you even put in a planner?"
Well, lots of stuff.
Right now, since I'm writing this the weekend before Thanksgiving, I'm planning my Thanksgiving menu and my grocery list.
As a blogger, I have a list of blog ideas and more You Tube videos to record, like this one about Christmas planning and this one about planning for waiting times.
I keep track of my daily tasks and chores - taking my medication, cleaning the house, and doing the laundry.
If you get Xs instead of check marks on laundry for several days, do you know what happens? I do!
You go commando. Eek. 40 year old women, like me, probably ought to never go commando. My chart reminds me that my shame is my own fault!
I schedule doctor's appointments, play dates, and exercise. I track my workouts.
I list errands and make a to do list. Right now, I need to go to the tailor and to get my hair cut. I also need to make Christmas gift lists, send out Cub Scout popcorn, mail a package, make two phone calls, and air up my tires.
I keep a list of things owed (like owing my sister money for a gift she bought on my behalf) and medications that I take.
I put in reminders to clean the choir robes before Sunday Mass, refill my prescriptions, and take out the trash on Tuesdays.
I jot down ideas for my novels, things that need to be done around the house, and the location of that stupid Shelf Elf.
(This is where I insert a rant about how annoying that creepy little creature is, but since it's MY OWN FAULT, I'll spare you. To be fair, you already had to read about The Commando Incident.)
The possibilities for how to use a planner are endless. These are just my examples from this week!
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