Hello Friends. Let’s talk about planners. It seems like every blogger is selling one these days. I have been just buying whatever is on sale, or cheap on Amazon. This year I decided that I wanted a nice, pretty, girly sort of planner. Yes they are expensive, but to me it was so worth the cost. I decided on the planner from Brilliant business Moms. You can get yours here. I was sold on this one because of Beth Anne’s planner school. You get fourteen session with Beth Anne on how to use the planner. What really stuck out to me was the type of personality I have for accepting a schedule. In my Real Estate business we were very regimented with our schedules, and I could never make it work. I spent a good deal of time feeling down on myself because no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t stick to it. Life kept happening and interrupting me. Emergency sick kids, things they needed brought to school that they had forgotten, sick pets, and the list could go on. In planner school I learned that these types of things are going to happen, and I found a way to create a schedule that worked for me. I have me time, work time, family time, exercise time, and God time all in the same day. What I don’t have is 8 hours everyday to work, but I can get more done in the focused time I do have if I am not feeling guilty about all the other things I am not doing. I feel so organized with my time now, it’s a giant weight off my shoulders.
One of the ways I am keeping things organized is using colored pens, with different colors for different tasks and family members. I found some erasable pens that I really love. Point of caution on them though, they erase from friction (heat) caused by an eraser. When mine came I played with writing secret messages and making them disappear with my hair dryer. Well I had fun even if my 16-year-old son thought I was loony. The point is if you leave your planner in a hot car, you may not have plans anymore. If you want to try these pens you can get them here. Then I had to have something cute so I could carry my marvelous new pens with me, because what if I needed to write a color coded appointment while I was at the doctor? So I bought this cute little bag, that attached right to my planner and can even be a bookmark for the week I am on.
Some of the people in my planner school also loved putting stickers in their planners to make them even more fun to use. Cause if it’s more fun, you will use it, right? Get them right here.
If you have another planner that you love please share why it’s great in the comments.