Yesterday the The Blended Blog started a new link up, called Nuggets for the New Year. A fun series that will run on Mondays this year, with great ideas posted by our contributors about various topics. Check out all the deets here! Yesterday a few of the ladies shared their ideas for planning and organizing life! And since I'm a planner now, I wanted to join in on the fun! A day late and all!!
I'll be honest, I wasn't really a big planner until a few years a ago! As a teacher, yes, I plan my lessons, but my life notsomuch!
Then last year I discovered the Erin Condren Life Planner and that helped kick my planning into high gear!
My 2017 Planner!
I like the Erin Condren planner because it offers both the horizontal and vertical options. The vertical works best for me, this way I am able to separate out and keep track of my own activities (the home), my school activities (work) and the blog!
I would have to say for me, planning is not a chore, it's more FUN! I love adding events to it, making lists in it and crossing things off! And as the year goes on, looking back at all the the things I've done.
I got my sister into it too! We schedule planning nights where we eat sushi, drink wine, and plan!
The ladies of the Blog had awesome ideas and tips! I don't think I can really share any planning tips persay, except maybe, just make your planner work for you!! Not everyone does good with a paper planner. nowadays many people use an app or calendar on their phones! Or some might even need a separate planner for each aspect of their life! But this works for me and filling it in has become part of my routine for the week which I enjoy.
And I'll be honest, this year when I finished my planner I really did have a good time looking back at it...my many activities, my cancelled plans, blog posts and scribbled notes. When I put it on my shelf for safe keeping I thought, 2016 wasn't a bad year at all!!
Here's to all that 2017 has in store!