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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How to Plan Your Day

It's been a while.

I love my planner and use it every day, but between work, a special needs kid, and just life, I don't blog about it enough.

But I should because...

planner, franklin covey, daily planner

...I know sometimes I'm befuddled by what to write down, so you probably are, too. A blank planner page is intimidating.

What to write? Do the unimportant things belong on today's plan? Does the page need to be perfect?

So here are my answers.

Write what helps you. 

If you MUST check off everything, be realistic. But if you just need an outline of your day, do that.

In my picture, I note actual appointments (with a :00 for on the hour) AND want to do times (like WORK or cleaning for the maid).

Unimportant things matter...if you would forget.

I won't forget to brush my teeth or take my meds. So those unimportant things won't go on my planner. But I leave the notes area on the bottom to remind me to do my am and pm routine and to remind me what the kids have for homework.

Finally, perfection is NOT the goal.

Your planner is for you. Don't worry about having a perfect handwriting or plan. Make it your own, but remember that your planner is a tool, not a novel. Use it appropriately.


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DianeH said...

Kristi, so glad to see your post. You have been inactive for so long. Hope you are doing well and I look forward to seeing more from you.

MySummerTouch said...

Have you ever tried a bullet journal? No planner to buy, just blank pages

MySummerTouch said...

I would like to see a new video from you too!

Sandra Ozaki said...

Welcome back! We've missed you.

Christine Cortese said...

OMG! You're alive! You're still planning! I hope A) this means life is a little less crazy for you than it has been and/or B) you have renewed fervor for producing productivity blogs and videos, both of which I enjoy. I'm sure you've arrived at a new level of organization after all this time juggling work and home. Gotta tell you, your consistency with a compact ring bound planner is utterly admirable!

Stepbystep said...

Has brightened my morning to see a post from you. Have missed your practical wisdom!

Josh LaPorte said...

nice to see this pop up. We seem to use planners very similarly.

Elena O said...

Yea - you're back! I've so missed your productive planning posts. You always have something to say and your content is refreshing. Not a fan of pretty planning or those who constantly switch. Your consistency to a planner and system is what drew me in as a fan and hope to see more from you in the future

Anna Wegner said...

I'm glad to see another post from you! :)