Jane Wild Entrepreneur, boy mom, veteran wife, and planner addict. Owner of JanesAgenda.com 5 lists you should have in your journal (or planner): We know, getting organized sounds amazing, except for the part where you have to do the work. Let's take all the noise out of our heads and put it safely, organized, and ready for action in our journal or planner (or smart phone, if that's your thing.) 1: A Waiting On List A "waiting on" list. Keep a running list of all the things you are waiting on, as suggested in the book The Productivity Project by...
Productivity doesn't just happen. You don't just wake up, get things done, and be an effective powerhouse. You have to make the effort, and that's hard. The TV and social media are always beckoning for your attention, kids need watching, dinner needs cooking, and all the "must do" tasks on your list become "do laters". Then later you feel guilty that you didn't accomplish more. First of all, there is no reason to feel guilt, let that go. Then, using our 10 steps below, start creating the tools you need to make being effective feel effortless and significantly less stressful.
I'm a firm believer that your planner should be like the best assistant money could buy. It should remind you of your appointments and events in a way that makes you feel like the put-together woman you are. Here are my suggestions on what to plan, and when to plan it. This isn't about budgeting for events, which I'll cover in a later blog post, this is about filling out your monthly planning spaces.
You aren't getting enough from your planner? These are my top five tips on how to get more everything from your planner.