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.
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.
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 ;).
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.