Actually I'm a planner - it's what I do best! It does mean I'm not so good at spur of the moment however! So I feel excited about this challenge and seeing if I can get my time management more under control.
So where am I at?
Deb lists 3 essentials to create an anchor of planning in your life:
2. a way to capture new information
3. a master to do list
1. I have a wall calendar and a personal diary. They are both paper - I tried the putting all appointments into my phone but it's just not me. The wall calendar is important so hubby and I can both see at a glance what is happening. Right next to the calendar I have another calender listed by family member so we can see individuals activities. On my wall calendar I put birthdays, so I know if I need to get a card and/or present. I also put the due date of bills and highlight these - I then tick them off once I've paid the bill. I put my husbands shifts - as at the moment these are changing, along with any events/parties/dinner/when my cleaner is coming etc. I definitely couldn't live without my wall calendar.
Family member calendar
My personal diary is a mi goals one and has a spot for my goal setting - so works in well with what we are doing in the challenge. I put my goals in there, and it's my on the move record of what we are doing, birthdays, etc.
Goal page of diary
Diary page of diary
I'm happy with how this is working.
2. Somewhere to capture things - well my diary would work best - I have the list of family activities in here and I check my diary a lot. I'm not actually sure what I'm supposed to be capturing here - but I will work it out as we go along.
3. Master to do list - I had one of these....once.....it got stuck on the fridge and got covered up by everything and I chucked it out when I cleaned my fridge. My plan for the next 6 weeks is to develop another master list and put it on the pin board so we can all see it.
I haven't actually gone into the detail of weekly or monthly planning - so would like to get to this over the next 6 weeks.
Bring on the next few weeks!!