Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Evolving Planner

It has been almost two months since I started using a planner.  I had fun making inserts, divider, buying a few colored pens...I even shared my setup with my readers.  Using it daily has made such a great difference in my life.

I came up with the perfect setup ::grin:: so why am I surprised at how much it has changed since then?  My guess is that planner types are always on the lookout for new and different ways of doing things; ways to be more efficient and I think that is what has happened to my planner.

I started off with a to-do list in the very front of my planner - no cover page, no divider, nothing - just the to-do list.  That was followed by a week at a glance on one page and then my monthlies.  The idea of having a new page everyday didn't appeal to me and the weekly page worked well with a to do list..until it didn't!  ::hee::


The to-do list is gone and now I have a weekly calendar on two pages.  This has been a great addition to my planner and it is working well.  I have plenty of room to make notes as well a section for a to-do list for the day.  I only have room for six items on my to-do list as I don't list household chores.  Sometimes the list carries over and I always glance over the entire week to make sure I get everything done.


For the month of August I used this monthly calendar and had a great deal of fun making it colorful and pretty.  By the end of the month I knew that I wouldn't want to continue trying to drawing something in every square and came up with this calendar that I am enjoying quite a bit.


I've made a few more changes but nothing major.  I added a Christmas section to start planning ahead for the season and I have combined a few sections and tried to streamline things a little better.  It's been lots of fun for me.  I recently added this tiny 5-drawer desktop container to keep up with my supplies


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