I’ve mentioned that I am a top down planner who has a problem with the down part. I’ve also mentioned that I can’t wrap my head around bottom up planning because it seems like busy work to me. So, that still leaves me with a problem with the down part. I came across middle way planning and it might change things for me. Keep reading “Middle Way Planning”
As promised in my last post I going to talk about my daily pages today. The monthly and weekly spread were pretty easy for me to come up with. I have always had monthly and weekly spreads in every planner I’ve ever had. I knew what worked, what didn’t work, and what else I was looking for. I have never had daily pages before. I have never thought that they would be necessary because I don’t have tons of appointments or huge to-do lists. When I discovered project-based planning, it became quite obvious that daily pages could work for me. Actually, if I want to achieve my goals, organizing my days better is a requirement.
Since I haven’t had any luck with the planners I’ve seen, I’ve been working on making my own. I need one that is project-based, works with my right brain as well as my left brain, is well organized, and isn’t just about planning. I need a little bit of wellness in my planner too. I thought I would show you what I have got so far and where I’m still trying to figure it out. Since it is the beginning of the month I thought it was a good time to show you what I’ve got. By the way, forgive the bad lighting. It’s been dark and rainy here for a few days and it doesn’t look like the lighting is going to get better anytime soon.
I have a problem with most planners because they are either time based or, in my opinion, glorified to-do lists. Those kinds of planners work for some people so I’m not trying to knock them, but they are useless for me. I just have no use for time based planners because I’m not the type to have tons of appointments and I don’t have children. The other types of planners just seem like busy work to me. Even back in high school I wouldn’t do something if it felt like busy work. I made quite a few teachers mad. Keep reading “Project Based Planning”