Week 29: Planning Your Days

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There is a Better Way

We all wish for more time…more time to get things done…more time to enjoy our loved ones…more time spent creating. What if I told you that there IS a way? There is! And while it may be something you already do my hope is this week will shed a new light on your planning and give you more strategies to plan your days.

I just love this quote by Annie Dillard…

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.

I started keeping a planner back in my early working days with one of those At-a-glance planners from Wal-Mart. By the time my kids were in middle school and in every sport/after school activity imaginable I upgraded to an official Stephen Covey Day Timer. I LOVED IT!!! Then a few years ago when Me and My Big Ideas came out with their Happy Planner I KNEW I had to have one!!!

Regardless of what I use for keeping track of my To-Do lists, who to call, where I need to be, etc…there is no doubt that having a plan not only gives me more time to do the things I love but keeps me sane!!

Here is my current planner…a simple one from Wal-Mart…

The cover…

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This week’s pages…

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Something I really want to stay focused on…

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My calendar for October…

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Topics I like to include in my planner…

*gratitude list

*things on my mind

*quotes that inspire me

*art ideas

*menu for the week

*people I need to contact

*stuff I need to buy

*what cleaning needs to be done for the week

Your Assignment

It’s simple this week…just start keeping a planner! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy…just a place to write it down…your to-do’s, stuff you want to accomplish, your appointments, people you need to contact…you can use a simple notebook!

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About bravegirlartI am a creative Soul. I love God, my family and try to always see the best in my life. I am passionate about encouraging, uplifting and inspiring others to create art. I teach Faith Journaling Workshops and am the leader of an Art as Prayer group at my church. I love sharing my Story and encourage others to share theirs.

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