Planning

Planning! Where do I start?

Part 1 of 3

I started this series before Christmas, but never finished it (irony lol) and also I got very busy with my business.  I will finish it this time …promise

You’ve seen the posts, blogs, articles before….. Planning for a successful week, Setting Plans for the New Year, How to set up a Bullet Journal, etc – but have ignored them, as its not really your thing, too much hassle, you’re not organised enough.  But is it?  Have you ever wondered do you need to start planning?  And just don’t know where to start!

Ask yourself the following…

  • Are you overwhelmed by the amount of things you need to do and remember?
  • Do you lie in bed awake at night thinking about the things you need to do?
  • In the mountain of “stuff”, do you find you forget things?
  • Do you find yourself in a panic or rush with last minute errands or tasks?
  • Do you write down to do lists on different pieces of paper or apps and loose them, or forget to look at them?
  • Do you forget about the movie you wanted to see or book you wanted to read?
  • Do you forget what you had planned for dinner, or forget to pick something up in the shop?
  • Do you find you skip from one task to the next without completing anything?
  • Do you get annoyed with yourself for not getting enough done?

 

If any of the above sounds familiar to you, it may be time to start planning.  Many of us are excellent at planning in our work environment but fail to carry it through to our home lives.

 

So lets try an experiment, this week you need to grab two pieces of paper and a pen.

On sheet 1,  write out your week, 7 days, with any appointments, non nonnegotiables that have to be done, etc.  Then write a basic list of to do’s, nothing hectic what you’d hope to get done this week, any errands you need to get done, anything you need to buy.  Stick it up somewhere you will see it and mark things off as you get them done.

 

On sheet 2, Start with a blank page, also open a notes section on your phone or even text yourself.  This is where any time one of those I need to, I want to, I really should, That needs to be … all those things that pop into your head.  Don’t do anything with them just make a note of them (unless its something that needs to be done this week and then write it on Sheet 1), you may need more paper – even sit down with a glass of wine tonight and just clear your head.

 

Dont try and get ahead of yourself, planning is all about getting more done with less stress.

 

Next week, Part 2 … don’t worry about that till next week

 

If you found the above helpful I’d love to hear your feedback.  Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest Mammy Planning, and on Facebook Paper Ink Planners and on Instagram Paper Ink Planners

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