I wanted to talk to ya'll today about something that has been tugging at my planner girl heart...
I have been planning in my planner and not opening it until the next week! Isn't that freaking INSANE?!
Like, why would I spend 20 mins + planning, using stickers that I paid for, and writing so perfect I needed complete alone time?! I'm guilty though...
I plan to detail 4 things that kept me from planning and how I turned it around. Starting Now....
1.Out of Sight.
When it came time to plan on Sundays... I was planning! When Monday came, my planner stayed downstairs in my craft room and I consistently started my day without even looking at it! My planner was out of site out of mind. When I finally made it to my craft room it was late at night or 2-3 days into the week. So not productive!
Blah, blah, blah - all excuses. I was convinced that I couldn't figure out a time schedule that would allow me to wife, mom, clean, and work all at the same time. I also had fitness goals that I was hell bent on meeting so add exercise to that there was no time ever!
I was using a planner that was adorable but wasn't flexible enough for my current lifestyle. I have always been an A5 planner girl! Hardcore! The issue with that was, having to buy inserts & sticker kits and things from people online.
I wasn't head over heels for the inserts at Hobby Lobby or Michael's so Etsy became BAE! Then Hubby was like,BAE?!! And I was like, Ight Bae...When I started being home full time last July I realized I needed a system that was diverse & readily available to use! I'm not the type of girl that prints and cuts inserts because well, I get frustrated! I was on the fence with Happy Planner because a year and 1/2 ago my rings broke on me & I hadn't recovered. However, the recent dopeness that the brand had been displaying was catching my eyes EVERYTIME I went to get Michael's or Hobby Lobby inserts!
When things changed I would get discouraged instead of re-planning. I wouldn't have my planner handy when changes occurred thus I made plans on "the fly" & never updated my planner of the new details or schedules. I would rely on me remembering , which Hunaaaay, is not the ticket! This easy fix was prohibiting me from keeping my planner a relevant part of my life.
In 2019, I am using my planner to all of its abilities! It's amazing what us women do to keep our households & ourselves up to date! These minor changes are allowing me to add more harmony into my life. They are helping my children and husband move threw life easier because I got them! All thanks to my planner genius self! Go Me!
2.You control your time. Figure it out. You are in control of your own universe.
3.Do you Boo Boo! If your current system is failing you, find what works. If your life changes, shouldn't your planner?!
4.Update as life happens. It changed, now - what's your NEW plan?
Have you ever had these feelings? Have you ran from your planner? What got you back on track?
Talk to me in the comments! I talk back!