Look what arrived in the mail this weekend . . . my new Erin Condren planner!! I could have waited until the end of the year for a new planner but I like my planner to start at the beginning of the school year and now more then ever I need that 2018 calendar to schedule things.
The colorful box alone got me excited and it’s always so nicely wrapped up. It’s like getting new school supplies, remember how exciting that was?! I love Erin Condren life planners and after trying something new this past year I am so happy to get back to what worked for me. I like pen and paper when it comes to my calendar and studies have actually shown that we remember and process better when we write things down.
It drives my husband crazy that I still use a planner. He can’t understand why I resist moving to an electronic calendar. Listen I love technology and all that it can do to make our lives productive and for many people an electronic calendar works. I’ve tried iCal and google calendar and for me they didn’t improve my productivity and didn’t help with my organization. I strive to be more organized . . . it is a constant battle and a good planner helps me.
This is called a life planner because it is so much more than a calendar! It’s a way for me to organize my life – family, personal and work all in one place. It’s not just a daily schedule it’s also where I map out meal plans, my workouts, my goals, ideas and plans to achieve those goals.
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I like the flexibility of a planner. I don’t need to learn anything new. When I want to add a note, a list, or schedule something I just write it in a format that works for me. Planners are individual. I don’t have to fit anything into a specific box or line. I don’t have to worry about there being to many words or adding a time or worrying if it’s recurring event. And I can see it all right in front of me. I could look on my phone or computer and see my calendar but my planner sits right next to me, open to the day, week or month . . . I don’t have to click on something, or open a window to see more.
I like physcially checking things off a list. Every Sunday or Monday I plan out my week, setting goals and starting a new to do list that is constantly changing throughout the week. It gives me great satisfaction to cross things off my list!
I love the my planner is a visual record for me almost like a scrapbook. I like flipping through and seeing past weeks, months or the year!
Pretty things motivate me and this planner is so pretty. I get inspired by the motivational quotes, by using different colored pens and stickers . . . it makes me want to stay organized.
The bottom line is you have to find what works for you and some times that is trying different things. I switched it up this year with a different planner and it didn’t work for me. I found I wasn’t using it and things were falling through the cracks. We lead busy lives this is one way I can keep on top of things.
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