I. Love. Planners. They might be my favorite part of the new year. This year I decided to purchase the Appointed Year Task Planner. Long story short, it's the best and I will definitely be repurchasing one next year. As someone who has a lot going on and a lot of lists, I look for 3 things in a planner:
1. Monthly View
2. Weekly View
3. Spaces for notes, never ending to-do lists, and design ideas that randomly pop in my head
Thank you Appointed for meeting all 3! What I love about the Year Task Planner is that when you open up to the weekly view, the left page of planner has a space for each day and the right page has a space for tasks and notes. This allows me to keep each week's notes and tasks in one place, rather than on a different page or in an entirely different notebook. The style of this planner has helped me to stay on track and organized SO much. So how do I make it my own?
1. Washi tape-I put this everywhere. Washi tape is so cute and I will use it forever. It's such a fun way to customize a planner and make it your own.
2. For the monthly view, I like to write down every event, appointment, or due date that I have, but I keep it brief since the squares are small. I then to go each day and write in the details of the event, appointment, or due date. I like to keep my calendar clean and not too cluttered-looking.
3. On Sunday, I tend to usually have a lot running through my mind as I prepare for the upcoming week. One thing I like to do before bed on Sunday is to take my planner and dump all of the things I have to do in the task section of the upcoming week. This helps to calm me and not be stressed about remembering what needs to be done and when. When I complete tasks, I then check them off helping to lessen my mental load.
4. I take my planner with me everywhere! Like many of you, I receive so many emails and correspond with a lot of different people. I like to have my planner on me so I can immediately add to it when I need. I tend to forget things if I put them off until later.
My number 1 key to staying organized is to make physical lists, make however many you need, but make them! Physically writing down tasks helps me to remember them so much better. I can have anywhere from 3-5 lists going on at a time but being able to reference them, instead of trying to remember everything, is a huge help.
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