A lot of you requested an in-depth look at how I set up my planner, so here we go!
What I use:
• Papermate InkJoy pens
• Post-It file tabs
• Avery color-coding labels
I start by dividing the page in half. One side is for to-dos, the other is for goal tracking and reminders.
On my to-do side, I list any of my timed obligations at the top. Underneath that I put my task list for the day.
On the goal tracking side, I have my water intake, vitamins and exercise goals. I also have reminders for upcoming events or ideas for future projects.
Since inspiration is the biggest part of keeping myself motivated, I include a quote and a daily bible verse as little reminders. I use a daily app for the iPhone to find my favorites.
For my monthly calendar, I include all of my big appointments and different longer term work projects. This is where the Avery labels come in handy. All of my most important tasks are on a color coded sticker, so I can see them right at first glance.
And finally the front of my planner has extra sticky notes, a master chore list, a master to-do list, a general color-coding key and some of my favorite photos!
Remember this is just one of the hundreds of ways to setup a planner! I tweak my approach almost daily. Do what works best for you.
Study hard and stay awesome my friends.