Now that my own 7 days are over, I'm taking time today to update my calendars and put my own plan in place. I also have a ton of errands to run today, so I've made sure to download podcasts and audio books to keep me moving. (You can see my fav podcasts HERE.)
As I'm filling out my calendars, I'm realizing very quickly that I'm the only one looking at them. For example, this interaction happened recently.
Hubby: "Let's go to a movie tomorrow night."
Me: Looks at the calendar right next to us and points to incredibly full day. "Why would you think it would be a good time to do that?"
Hubby: "How was I supposed to know we had all that going on?"
Me: "Maybe because I told you about it for the last three days, wrote it on the calendar posted by where you put your keys, and highlighted it?"
Hubby: "You didn't tell me it was all on the same day."
Me: Gives up and walks away.
Hubby: "So it's a no on the movie?"
Yet here I am again doing another calendar update. You might be asking yourself at this point if I enjoy beating my head against a wall. But despite my family's lack of ability to figure out when something written in black and white on a huge calendar might be happening, I still write it out. Because the act of putting something down with pen and paper helps me remember.
Whatever the task, I can usually write it far better than I can say it out loud. And planning is one of those things. If I'm stuck on anything in my life, I've given in to the realization that grabbing a pen and paper is going to do me far more favors than trying to do the mental gymnastics in my own head.
I've got a few dozen balls in the air at the moment, so I'm going to play with my time blocks like a puzzle and fit the pieces in place. After coffee, of course. No one wants to try this before being caffeinated.
So I'm off to start my day and force my hubby to read the calendar again. We have lots to do today.
Do you keep a calendar? A planner? Or are you someone who utilizes a Bullet Journal? Or are you like my husband and try to keep it all in your head? And if you are in any fun planner groups, drop the link in a comment below. I'm always looking for new ideas, or just pretty notebooks in general.