Plan to plan. This is the key to being productive. I love using an agenda to keep my life straight.
But! In order for that to work, I have to schedule time into my planner, just to plan!
Almost always happens at the end of each month, I plan ahead for the upcoming month. And, for some reason, I like to do this on Sundays…
Most of all, I love how my Inkwell Press Planner prompts me to stop and think about what I want to accomplish this month. Writing down what will help me towards my annual goals, what fun thing I’ll do, and some other things is so helpful for the month. I like to add a focus word at the bottom as well…
I go ahead and fill in as much as I know for my regularly scheduled programming. All my peeps are color coded — this helps me when I glance over at my agenda to see what is going on.
Plan to plan — this is a REAL thing — and for me, it makes me more productive. If I don’t block out half an hour to plan each week, I don’t open my planner… Which makes me forget things! Now, I do add things into my phone’s calendar. I leave my paper agenda on my desk — and just use my phone. Sometimes, I wish I had the paper calendar, but most of the time I don’t need it. As long as everything is added to my phone’s calendar!
And, as you can see, I don’t use lots of “stuff” in my planner — I have a few stickers from Faye Creates, and I found these through Plan the Pounds Away. Check out her planner videos — she has great tips! I love watching her weekly ‘plan with me’ sessions!
Do you have any planning tips? When do you plan for your month or week? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
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