Staying Organized in 2019

I know beyond anything that I will never always have it together. I think it is a wild goose chase to think it would ever happen. I have said this many times that I used to be an organized person, before kids. Our daughters are getting older and their school work load is getting a bit heavier. They are needing more than just their mom to keep them on track. I printed out a month’s worth of planner material I created on my Planner Space Bubble Facebook page. We are going to focus on using the planner pages I created to stay better organized this year.

Planning is my jam!

I love planners. What I really like, which I have found out just recently, is making something myself and being able to utilize it. I created a monthly planner, weekly planner, and daily planner printables.  They are all available here and on my Pinterest. I introduced them to my daughters today. We started out our day with learning ways to use our new planner printables.

The monthly planner page is a landscape layout printable. I left it blank so the months can be filled in as needed. There are 3 lines in each day to write down activities we know are going to be on the agenda. For our oldest, this will include piano. For our middle daughter, this can include any rehearsals she might have coming up. Our youngest has dance, so she can add this on her calendar.

monthly planner blank

Monthly Planner Blank

I am very proud of the weekly planner printables I created. It includes a weekly habit tracker for water intake and Bible reading. There is a place for prayer requests, too. The bottom section has a place for notes. There are boxes for each day of the week and one for weekend plans. Use your stickers and gel pens and feel free to dress it up however you like.

weekly plannerweekly planner

Our daily planner is the one I most like. The daily planner includes an hourly column for scheduling. It contains a few habit trackers for anything daily you need to keep track of, for example, the amount of water you drink or for me, to keep track of how many printables I make daily. You can track your fruit and veggie intake as well. My youngest wanted to use it to help her keep track of how many times she had to keep control of her temper! 😉 There are boxes for “What’s on the Menu?”. My favorite part of the daily planner is the mood tracker. We have three daughters. If you know much about daughters, there are a lot of emotions going on, sometimes all at once. Ha! The printable gives them a way to express how they are feeling when they get up and how they felt when they went to bed. There is “Happy”, “Anxious”, “Angry”, and “Sad”. Last but not least, there is a to-do list. Keep track of the things you need to get accomplished for the day. If you do not accomplish all of them, no worries, put them on the next day! Procrastinating is one of my specialties ;).

Daily Planner

Daily Planner

There are many ways to improve yourself when a new year begins. If you are tired of being disorganized, print these out and use them and start on a new path to keeping to together better than the year before.

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Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/isa.9.6.ESV

Merry Christmas, brothers and sisters in Christ, our Messiah!

Merry Christmas

Well, the day we have been preparing for is here. Our family Christmas will be today. Christmas on my side of the family is tomorrow. We have lots of baking to do, games to play, and memories to make. 😊❤

My husband and I have chosen to turn off our social media accounts for the next couple of days to be as present as we can. I think this should be done by all families. I know how guilty I am of always having my phone in my hand checking things out, like Facebook and Instagram. If the habit is too hard to break, ask someone to keep you accountable. Take some time away from being “connected” to our virtual world and choose to connect, eye to eye, with your spouse, your children, your family, and your friends.

Merry Christmas!

Mandy

Daily Planner Printable with Mood Tracker

I used to be a planner, until I had kids, then planning pretty much went out the window, until now. My kids are older, which frees up time for me. I want to start the new year getting back to a more organized self. You can start with me. Print this daily planner printable with a mood tracker.

Daily Planner

Give

give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Luke 6:38 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/luk.6.38.ESV

I do not think this verse is about God giving me tons of money, but I do believe God is telling me and you to trust Him in His provisions over us. He will supply our needs. I need to shake off the hardening of my heart and give: my time, my heart, my possessions, etc. He is calling us all to give. Somewhere around you, there is a person who needs the exact gifts God has placed in you. Give!

Why?

Am I selfish? Am I unappreciative? I pray. I read my bible. I do what I can to live my best life to bring God glory. I do not understand why God still chooses a “No” answer. I read where God has healed so many through Jesus Christ. I just do not understand why, sometimes, well, honestly a lot of the time. I can get angry when the answer remains “No”. It hurts my heart to see family in such pain, all of the time. I hate seeing my loved ones relying upon medication after medication. 

I know that God has a plan. I know that God does not owe me an explanation. He is God. I am just having a moment or two where I just want to know why. I am having a weak moment. Maybe you are struggling too. Maybe you feel alone in your struggling. Well, you are not. We all struggle. We don’t always feel safe to say we are struggling or questioning why life is the way it is. I am praying for you.