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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Rhythm of Life

Sometimes, an event is so routine that you don't even bother to note it in your planner. For example, my kids currently arrive home around 4 p.m. on weekdays. I don't have to do anything to prepare. My husband simply brings them home. 

At that point, there is supper to cook, homework and chores to oversee, and prepping for the next day to do. But their arrival is quite routine. In fact, it's not even listed in my planner under routine events.

TIP: List routine events on a skinny page between your monthly view instead of recopying every week. Then only note deviations from that routine on your monthly pages.

But, on Wednesdays, there is choir practice and they don't get home until 5:15 p.m.

Doesn't matter. My life is so routine based that, even though I was working very hard on a project for work today and completely absorbed in writing my legal memo, I naturally stopped at two minutes to four. No alarm. No watching the clock. I simply printed out the final document, made a note on my planner to proof it in the morning, and checked the time. 3:58 p.m.

It's funny how, with all the planning that I do, there is still a rhythm in my life that affects my behavior. And now I have an entire hour free to blog and watch "Selling New York" on Netflix.

P.S. New Yorkers pay way too much for real estate! How do you afford it?



dehavenfam said...

I am brand new to your blog and I love it!! I am wondering what the "Half of a half" page is under *Redo your (messy?) future pages.

Giftie Etcetera said...

No idea! Ha ha. I can't find it on this entry. Maybe it's on another one?

dehavenfam said...

Yikes! Not sure how I commented on this one. lol! It's on nov. 24: a plannerds...sorry!