Today’s PP submission comes from another Sarah in Australia!
I’m also a sub specialist paediatrician with a mix of clinical and research roles. My husband is also a physician, also with a mix of roles across multiple departments/hospitals and tons of on call. We have 2 kids, aged 12 and 7.
I previously used to BuJo, but this year I’m using a Hobonichi Techo A6 for home. I use the task list at the beginning of each month, and usually do a weekly meal plan on one of the weekend pages. I also use Todoist. I have a list of recurring home/household maintenance tasks. This includes weekly tasks like ordering a fruit/veg box; annual tasks like car registration, parking permit, kids’ dental appointments and less frequent tasks like painting the house (5 yearly). Each month I check this and add any relevant tasks to the monthly list in my Hobonichi. I also have a running grocery list in Todoist – this is linked to our Alexa. I have a to-do list on ToDoist that works similarly, for things I remember on the fly.
For work I also use a mixture of digital and analog. I’ve worked from home a day or so a week since 2020, and had to tweak my system to keep track of tasks while working from home some of the time. My work uses Teams, and I have a master to-do list on Teams, which includes short and longer term items. I use a Hobonichi A5 Dayfree for work, which I switched to in mid 2021. Some days I’m in back to back meetings and clinic and don’t use it at all. Other days I have no clinical work, and rely on this to get through as many tasks as possible. The Dayfree has flexibility to use as much or as little space as I want. I roughly follow BuJo principles with this.
My 12 yr old started high school this year, and suddenly has lots of assignments and homework (after no homework for 2 years due to COVID!). It’s been a massive transition. He lost his school issued homework diary, so is using a Hobonichi weeks.
My 7 yr old has an A5 Day Free Hobonichi (with an Animal Crossing cover), which she uses for drawing, writing poems, and all sorts of random things.Sarah from AUS
Love this, and I love that you included the kids’ systems too, Sarah! Thank you so much for the submission!
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