In this episode, I discuss my Quintiles system, and then delve into all of the systems I will be using in the new year.
(Some of them aren’t new, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a complete round up, and now seems like a good time!)
Main Planner: Wonderland 222, of course! Spreads: daily, weekly (master calendar + weekly tasks), monthly, quarterly, monthly goals page, monthly review, habit tracking pages.
I will also be using the blank pages to track things like favorite music, movies/tv shows, home organizing progress, takeout places, meal plans, and Sunday dinners cooked. I also made a list of goals for the year and will keep each quintiles goals list here, too.
APPLE NOTES: I use this to keep lists of work projects (back burner + active), podcast questions / ep notes, ideas about the kids, saved work schedules / call schedules, and a nonwork active projects list, a materialism list (things to buy!) and a someday/maybe list.
GOOGLE CALENDAR / APPLE CALENDAR: I don’t use these as ‘main’ planners, but more for reference. I also use Google calendar to enter any event that Josh needs to be aware of into a shared calendar.
TRAINING JOURNAL: Following Another Mother Runner’s Many Happy Miles plan, which has workout tracking using the Final Surge app. They also are sending a paper journal – TBD if I will actually use that, too!
PAPIER NOTEBOOK: I use this for meeting notes
FIELD NOTES NOTEBOOKS: I use these exclusively when on call to track who I need to see and whether I have billed appropriately
HOBONICHI 5-YEAR JOURNAL: Cannot wait to use this for memories! (But it hasn’t arrived yet! AHHH! Oh well, I have 5 years to fill it in . . .)
YNAB: You Need A Budget App. I use this to track spending (yep, every $). We use a simple excel sheet to track investments.
EMAIL: Well, I’d be leaving this out if I didn’t include it as an organizational tool! I do go to Inbox Zero but I do make use of a waiting on or follow up folder at work.
PHYSICAL IN-BOX: Yep, got one of those too! I try to go through it weekly.
Letting go of:
Not much! But Strava app does come to mind. I got tired of putting workouts in there; it didn’t feel like it had a point!
Rituals I really want to stick to:
- Morning routine
- Try weekly planning more on Friday PM (hard to do in practice tho!)
- Full weekly & monthly reviews
- Read something every day in 2021
Whew! That sounds like a lot. It doesn’t feel like quite as much as it is, but when you write it all out . . . would LOVE to hear about some of your systems for the new year!
Link to pencil case mentioned is here!