Let’s Talk Planning

9 -12-2019 Palindrome Week – Day #3 

Moving Forwards and Backwards is the theme this week…

I took a few steps backwards this evening. Literally. I took the trash out to the curb and the trash can came into very sharp contact with my right ankle… right on top of where I had my ankle surgery two years ago. Oh….that hurt. I burst into tears!!!

Why? Well, obviously the pain and because, mostly, I really hate the empty nest sometimes. There’s nobody around to help do basic chores anymore. Even the husband is off to another country to work. Really…truly…the empty nest. 

I am trying to move forward and be more independent, but the empty nest can really suck at times. I heard somebody say… when you hit the empty nest stage you have to give yourself time to grieve. It’s the end of an era – so to speak.

Anyways. I’ll talk more on the empty nest later. Tonight, I wanted to talk about planners.

Planners… 

  1. They help me move forward
  2. They help me document memories
  3. Keeps me organized and focused
  4. Gives me something to do

Currently, I have four.

  1. My Erin Condren Life Planner – which I use to keep track of daily to do’s, fitness and nutrition, classes, blog and vlog topics, appointments and so on.

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  1. My Erin Condren Monthly Planner – I use this to keep track of bills, Scrap4Less to do’s  and projects that I am working on for the month

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  1. A bullet journal – in a travelers notebook – this is one that I carry with me all the times. It gets everything. To Do lists, habit trackers, shopping lists, brain dumps, ideas, books I’ve read… etc.
  2. A creative journal – also in a travelers notebook. I will stamp, use gelatos, markers, die cuts, magazine bits and pieces, new paper that I get for the store, pictures, etc. anything that can tell my story for the day.  I really want to join the #dailyjournalchallenge on Instagram

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I am thinking about adding a 5th… A Faith Notebook, WarBinder, whatever you may call it. I am feeling the urge to get back into church… and I think something like this will really help.

The Erin Condren Planners, my faith notebook, and my traveler notebooks all stay on the dining table – along with my Bible – so every morning, when I sit down to drink my smoothie, or eat my breakfast, it is all right there and ready for me to work in.

Are you a planner? What do you use to help you plan? Do you have a Faith Notebook? Share with me your systems…

Until then…. keep planning

Positvely, Debbie

 

 

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