I am loving the Planner Peace submissions — keep them coming! This week’s comes from
I am finding my planner peace with Google calendar, Todoist, and the Erin Condren Daily Duo. I feel like I am finally finding my groove after much trial and error with this hybrid planning approach.
Google calendar allows me to see the big picture of my family’s schedule (myself, husband and three kids; color-coded to my heart’s desire!). Todoist allows me one place for notes and to-do’s on-the-go. Finally, the EC Daily Duo allows me to pull information from both digital tools and plan my day. It keeps me on paper throughout the day, and more focused that way.
We also have an EC weekly whiteboard displayed in our kitchen.
I hope my kiddos are interested in paper planners when they are older, too!~Alison R via blog comment
1- Advice for using planning tools to help with dividing the mental load at home? Ahhh, such a tough and perennial question. Things we use/have used: visible calendar, vertical ownership of certain tasks, regular meetings, emails back and forth. It’s still tough! Book recs: Fair Play by Eve Rodsky & Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu
3- Planning out books to read with kids — I don’t have a good system but I have a feeling some of you might! Listeners/readers – please share your ideas!
4- Planner for someone that needs a full day list 2 days/week but not every day? Ideas: Inamio or Wonderland have so many blank spaces in the back that you could dedicate one to a daily when you needed it! Or, pick a unique/flexible layout like Spaces or try a disc-bound like IWP (new designs just came out and their paper is to die for) — you could add in blank pages or use her daily pad just when you needed it.
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