Time

How can it possibly be December already?  Where does the time go?  I often hear people say, “I don’t have time”.  I say it.  The thing is we all have the same amount of time every day.  It’s just what is important to you?  What are your priorities?  Do you spend time with your family?  Do you sit on the computer for hours (raises hand)?  Are you involved in different activities?  No matter what you do, time keeps going.  It stops for no one.

I want to become more aware of time.  Not stay on the computer when I know I have things to do.  If I have to set a timer, so be it.  I want to be able to get things accomplished.  I want to see the results after a long day and go to bed feeling productive.

What about you?  Are you aware of how fast the time goes by?  Drop me a comment and let me know about your time management.

Until next time,

Kim

xoxo

 

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To Do List guilt

I hate putting to do lists in my planner.  If I am unable to accomplish what is on the list, it stares at me accusingly.  It makes me feel guilty.  It makes me feel lazy and it makes me feel bad.

I see other planners all the time adding their ombre heart checklists and marking them off.  Why can’t I do that?  Am I expecting too much?  Am I just doing too little?

See, these are things we shouldn’t feel about our planners.  Planners should help us, not be a reminder of what we didn’t do.  It shouldn’t judge or condemn, yet that is what I feel the to do list in my planner does to me.

What’s the answer?  Well I write in what I did do.  I keep my to do list in a separate notebook or on a piece of paper.  This helps.  I love using my planner, I just don’t want to feel bad every time I look at it.

Tell me how you feel about your to do list in your planner.

Until next time.

xoxo,

Kim

 

Why planning?

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It hit me in June of 2016.  I wasn’t paying my bills on time.  I couldn’t remember anything.  You see, my husband was my memory.  Anything I needed to remember, no matter how far in time it would be, I would ask Kenny to remind me and he would.  In December of 2015, he passed away.  You talk about a mess.  That was me.  Still is.  I guess that’s for another post.

Anyway, I had never used a planner for home, only work.  I used a planner at work for years.  I would just buy one from Target or Walmart.  It didn’t matter as long as I could write down things I needed to do at work.  Made me feel professional.  We need to meet?  Let me check my planner.

So, here it is June 2016 and I’m not functioning very well.  When you need help you either Google or You Tube, right?  So I searched on You Tube how to use a planner.  One of the first videos that showed up was Elle Fowler’s Planner 101 video.  I clicked on it and my mind was blown.  What the heck was this?  Stickers?  Really?  Man, that looks cool.  I want to do this.  They talked “plan with me’s” and “plan as I go”.  What was this foreign language?  All I can tell you is after watching that video, I was hooked.  I found Ruby Trev and Mandy Dreams (my top two favorite You Tubers).  I learned about traveler’s notebooks.  I learned about WO2P (week on 2 pages) inserts.  All of a sudden I felt life in me and an interest in something again.  I’ll forever be grateful to the planner community for being out there for me to find.

Now, do I forget to pay my bills?  Yes of course.  But I really try not to.  I can go back and find out when events happen in my life and I do remember my appointments.  I can track medicine and if I’m doing my Bible study.

I love using my planner.  I love the planner community.  If you ever decide to search on You Tube for how to use a planner, don’t be surprised if you find out how awesome it is.

 

xoxo,

Kim

 

First post

Well, here it is, my first blog post.  I’m kind of excited.  I don’t know if anyone will read this but I think I will enjoy it.

A few things about me:  I live in Louisiana, love planning, paper, stickers and stationary items.  I’m currently listening to Steve Lukather’s Ever Changing Times, which is outstanding.  Not currently reading anything.  Just finished Greg Iles Mississippi Blood which was fantastic!  Highly recommend his books.  It’s a beautiful sunny day here.  I love Spring and all the different colors of green.

Hope you have a great day today!

Kim