I just needed a better system.
I’ve always used a planner. I’m my mothers organizational masterpiece. (No lie, but I sometimes lose my keys!). I’ve been in the midst of the planner community for about three years & I have never owned some many Filofaxes-Midori-Hobonichi like items in my life. Srsly, one of each! (uh..or more) It’s too much! I am constantly moving my stuff, writing & rewriting my tasks too many times to speak of.
Overwhelmed is not my favorite feeling!
Alas, there is hope for this planner girl. For productivity, I do use two systems. First is the “Getting Stuff Done” method from David Allen. Here’s a link to a YouTube vid that gives a bit of a back ground by Boho Berry. This system is perfect of those project oriented items in your life. And David Allen advocates my favorite life strategy…get it out of your brain and onto paper. Whether through brainstorming or journaling…get it out of your head.
Second, there is Kanban. A Japanese productivity exercise that helps visualize what you need to get done, what is in process and what is finished. Watch the link for some background on this unique system.
So how do I do all this planning while dealing with a full time job, a blogging side-hustle and chronic illness…well, that’s a post for another day!