First up: thank you so much for sharing all your thoughts on the subject of planners. (Speaking of, the photo above is my new Carpe Diem planner from Simple Stories. More planner stuff to love!) I’m still reading through your comments and creating lots of bookmarks. So much good stuff to check out.
And on the topic of schedules (that’s close to planning, right?) I’m trying out a new one for myself. Dan has started his student teaching experience this week at a local K-8 school. Part of his new life is getting up at the crack of early and I have decided to get up earlier too. Both as a sign of solidarity, but also as a way to get a treadmill walk in before the grueling task of waking my sleeping 16-year-old each day. Yep. I get to drive him EVERY morning and that also means I get to WAKE him up. Good times, people. Good times.
So far (the week is only a few days old) getting up early and knocking out that exercise is working great! Nothing like watching an episode of Narcos at 6:30 a.m. to get the blood pumping. It also lets me hit the work hour right after I get back from dropping Cole off. Right now, working smart is going to be the key to keeping all the balls in the air for the next several months.
Maybe I should learn to juggle while I’m at it.
That said, part of the new schedule is to really engage the planning process. For me, that will be more about task lists for now. I plan to play with all of my planners and see how it affects my productivity.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to check off “write blog post for Wednesday” and move onto the next thing.