MONDAY. New week (and soon, a new month. Good, because I need one.)
Planner Confession: While I eagerly await the arrival of my replacement Hobonichi, I have to admit that my task management system has fallen by the wayside. I was helping Josh organize yesterday (yes!) and he asked me how I was tracking my tasks. I had to admit somewhat sheepishly that my own system is in disarray.
You see, I typically kept weekly / monthly lists in my Hobonichi, and that was mostly enough. I also have a “Someday/Maybe” list, an Active Projects list, and Quintiles-specific lists in my accessory notebook. EXCEPT I never made a Q2 list and my Active Projects list is . . . well, not very active. My last monthly list was March; I skipped April altogether.
I need to get back to doing proper Weekly/Monthly reviews now that the shock of our current reality has started to wear off and I need to be able to think longer range again, even if there is a lot of uncertainty in the future.
So, planner fail. Or at least task list fail. And I think this lack of master lists is starting to give me a little bit of anxiety. Yes, I’m taking care of my daily responsibilities and meeting deadlines. But I don’t feel like I am aware of the longer-range picture anymore. Part of this is because the long-range picture has changed so much (EVERYTHING CANCELLED) but it’s also because I need a major list audit/makeover.
So that is my big project for the week. I think I will move my Active Projects master lists to the digital realm too (Apple Notes probably just to keep things simple) but keep my Quintiles-specific lists on paper. I do love to physically check things off of those lists!
NOTE: I recently updated my Planning page if anyone is interested! Core planning content & links to my favorite tools/products are included.
PS: I have some exciting long daily projects beginning in May! Stay tuned.
PPS: Looking at the list above, I feel sad for A who never had her bday party. Hopefully/maybe in the fall . . .
PPS: Fun with chalk . . .