Let me preface this post with: I love lists. (like…I REALLY love lists.) I love planners. I love organization PERIOD.
Before I started working for myself I got by with a standard weekly planner like these.
But for the past few years I’ve been at war with planners. I cannot find one planner that successfully handles all the different sides of my life.
I need something that can include:
- My personal life
- Household management stuff
- My Fitness/Food stuff
- Beachbody business
- Blogging/Writing business
- Budgeting/Financial stuff
Last year, I just used two weekly planners. One for personal life and one for business life. Not good. So limited, too scattered…
This year I used a great planner for business that I got at ibloom. (Sidebar – ibloom’s book for business owners is great!)
This planner was actually pretty good, I’d recommend it to coaches/consultants and other service providers who need a good life/biz planner. But I was frustrated that
a) it was bound and I couldn’t add a few things I wanted to pop in, and
b) it was limited in space to write in for different projects.
Next year… I’m trying something new… It’s a bit different since I’m working both outside the home at a day job again, as well as home for myself.
I already told you I am using the Blog Action Planner, which so far I’m really impressed/happy with. But I’m also using printouts from various blogs, and blank calendars found online as well. (if you do a search for printable planners you’ll get LOTS of results…check my boo Pinterest too)
I’m going big binder style this year, and then I’m using a lil mini planner to take with me on the go. I need something for my listmaking, and random ideas while I’m out. I’m certainly not hauling around a big ol’ binder wherever I go.
that would be me
In the binder I’ve got sections for each area of my life and extra sheets for:
Notes, projects, workouts, cataloguing, etc….and lots of list paper 🙂
And although it’s…hefty…it’s malleable and can be updated each month if I feel something is missing (or un-needed)…. I’m sure I’ll be popping in several sheets of “notes”
What do you use to stay organized?
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