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What To Do When You Make Mistakes in Your Planner

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Once upon a time I used to be a perfectionist type when it came to writing letters, filling out forms and even writing notes.  If I made a mistake, I was very likely to start completely over rather than use some of correction fluid or even erasing.  When I started using my planner this past summer I knew that I couldn't be doing that, even though I do make my own planner pages

As I have mentioned several times before, finding Giftie Etcetera's blog and Facebook group really help define and change the way I use my planner.  If I make a mistake now I don't get uptight about it, but there are are a few things I might do to try and hide it.

If I write something on the wrong date on my weekly pages, I handle the task as if I have already completed the task, even if it is on a future date. I check it "done" and cross through it with my highlighter (Giftie's Reverse Highlight Trick!); then I make sure I find the correct date and I write it down again.  Even though I know I made a mistake, it still follows the flow of my planner.  A mind trick, if you will!

Of course you could always use correction fluid, cover it with a full-adhesive or regular Post-It note, or even cover it with a sticker (maybe one that says "oops", LOL).

If mistakes really bother you, a pencil or erasable pen is your best bet!

3 comments:

  1. I don't like a messy planner. I have been using a pencil to write tasks in my planner. At the end of the day whatever didn't get accomplished gets moved to another day or forgotten altogether and I erase it from the undone day. Completed tasks are highlighted. This method is working for me.

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  2. I've made numerous mistakes on my planner but I'm not too bothered by them. I'll just "cancel" and move the task to another day.

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  3. I love erasers. :)

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