So, my last post was October, it is now December. The difference for me is my girls dropped their morning sleep, so life is now even busier!
However I stumbled across a new leading light in the world of organisation, the Passion Planner. The brain child of the college graduate in the states Angelia Trinidad.
After a good few goes I now successfully manage my (and my families) diaries electronically, but have taken to scribbling lists and ‘to do’ on A4 sheets, often on a Monday morning to start my week. There is never any connection or path between these sheets and I can feel sometimes like I achieve very little.
Angelia has reintroduced me to the planner. It is not another diary but lists, goals, focuses and reflection. Even a little section ‘Good things that happened this week’.
I started by printing her free trial sheets and using an A4 presentation folder to hold them in. I prefer to work in A5 so I went ahead and treated myself ordering the compact version. It is pricey, but I know I’ll use it and because it forms a journal as well, I can record special moments, particularly from my girls (first tooth etc) and keep them through the years to look back on what we have achieved.
A colleague of mine always buys a good paper diary and sticks mementos in with her appointments, such as concert tickets or invitations enabling her to keep them for prosperity.
Take a look for yourself: