Friday, July 6, 2018
[31 Days #6] Daily Page or Weekly Spread?
I'm a homeschooling mom with teenagers. We have a lot of activities going on, but not everyday is busy enough to warrant a daily page, so this is how I set up my planner. I regularly use a week on 2 pages layout with plenty of space to write.
If I have an appointment, I write it on the appropriate day like this: 2 - Ortho Jon, which means at 2 pm Jonathan has an orthodontist appointment. I don't bother with am or pm unless I somehow end up with an appointment at 6 am and 6 pm.
I also write my to-do's on each day like this: ○ Make ortho appointment I can tell at a glance that a circle is a to do item and a number is an appointment. Typically I put the appointments at the top of the day.
If I have several appointments and many to-do's for a particular day, or if I need some extra room to plan, that's when I will pull out a daily page. I keep several undated daily pages printed so they are always ready. If I am referring to both my weekly spread for the current day AND a daily page, something might get lost in the process so I always take a highlighter and write "Daily" in my weekly spread to remind me to refer to and write everything down on the daily page. That might sound confusing - please feel free to ask questions.
That's how it works for me. Do you use a daily page, weekly spread or both?