I am going to let you in on a secret.
It is one that I do not even admit to myself - until now.
I am a Day Planner drop out.
There you have it. I am. I love Planners. I feel so...organized. So.....together. I have bought commerical planners, used calendar software, downloaded pages and pages of beautifully designed planners. But I somehow, fail to continue using them after a month.
I thrive in a structured day. I like organization. But I give into winging my day, when I feel like I am bound and gagged by my schedule. I end up accomplishing nothing and feeling disappointment in myself.
So what's a girl to do? How does one organize their time? How am I going to have time to get our homeschooling done, house clean, meals cooked, exercise class, time for ministry work, cutting coupons, grocery shopping, family time, grown up time and have time to write for my blog?
Enter one of the best resources that has helped me (drum roll).....Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews. Amy finally made it click for me. I realized all these planners that I have invested in are not the key to managing my days. I am the Key. I am the one that is responsible for making my schedule. I'm Telling the hours and minutes in my day how they are going to work for me not the other way around.
All I did was download Amy's book, made notes and a game plan as a read. Easy Stuff! Now I have a time schedule of when to clean, family time, school and the best reward - time for writing without feeling guilty that I should be doing something else.
Now I can use those cute Planners and actually accomplish something!
What planner do you like to use to manage your time because I think I need another one?
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