Welcome to the second post in the Createyou86 November Edition Blog Series. People are always looking for hacks, and shortcuts to use to stay organized, and take less time to plan their weeks, or months out. In this post i am going to share three planning hacks that i use EVERY WEEK to stay ahead of the game in my own planners.
1. Sticker Selection
Keep the stickers that you use every week handy (I keep mine in a sticker box with tabs labeled "Weekly" which i know i use every single week regardless of the theme) If you use this hack you can simply grab the stickers that you use every week such as: trash, cat litter, laundry, cleaning, bills, work schedule, hydrate etc. without worrying about all of the other stickers that you have such as labels, holidays, and seasons.
I use black pen EVERY WEEK. This is because it is bold, and stands out over the colored washi, and stickers that i might use to decorate my week on two pages spread. Make sure that you are using a pen, or pencil that you can read (they say that you will more easily remember things that are written in blue ink, than black ink.) Maybe i should try a blue Papermate Inkjoy instead of black? Whatever your preference, you should be able to clearly see your tasks written down so you can quickly glance at your planner, and not have to search for where you have written items in your planner.
#3 Check Yourself
At the end of every week make sure to check that your planner is REALLY working for you. This may be as simple as checking how many of your tasks were completed during the week, and it maybe as complex as creating weekly goals aside from your normal planning. If your planner isn't working, or you aren't achieving your weekly tasks something probably has to change. Don't be afraid to change planners, or update your planner so that it is always working its hardest for you, and your aren't working your hardest to make it work.
I hope that you have enjoyed these three simple planning hacks that i use each, and every week in my planners, and that you are as excited about this series as i am.
Let me know in the comments below what is your favorite planner hack?