Today I wanted to share with you my super cute planner that I've bought for 2016 and also some tips to stay organised and focused when you have a lot of things going on.
Isn't it cute? It's from MakeNotes. Check their website -- they have super cute stuff!
It's like an A6 size which is just the right size for me. I also like the fact that is has a plastic cover, and that's because I always stick some post it notes to the inside of the cover-- or even use sticky tape to tape "to do lists" -- this is my first tip of you.
1. Stick to do lists where you can see
Write down all you have to do in the front of you planner. This way you have everything in one list. I have a work list and an personal/blog list. But you can for example make only one list and just use different color for all the activities you have. Physiologically, this is very good because when you start crossing things in your list, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and it makes you work more. It is also good to put important dates -- like tests or birthdays.
2. Mark the current date
Use a post-it note or a book marker to mark the page with the current date. This will save you time finding the page where we are it's hard and this way makes it easy. Just try not forget to keep changing the post-it' place every couple of days.
3. Highlight days-off
Use a highlighter -- you know, like florescent yellow markers -- to mark weekends, holidays, vacations, days-off. This is awesome, because when you look at it you will notice it better and you'll be more excited about it!
4. Use stickers to mark birthdays
I always buy a bunch of stickers and put one on the top of the page and I write the name of the person write next to it. Usually the planners I get only have time slots and I never know where to make note of birthdays. This is a great way!
5. Use a clamp to keep important documents
I usual clamp to the plastic front any important papers i need to keep - receipts, doctor stuff, business cards, etc. This helps me not to have a lot of clutter in my bag and makes everything easy to find.
I hope you like my tips. And let me know in the comments if also do any of this. Also, if you have any cool tips - share them!!