Ahh – sorry for the late show notes post! I had gotten into a groove of doing these ahead of time, but I think Mother’s Day and a very busy weekend threw me for a loop.
I am really sad I don’t have pictures for this post! I’ll take them later this week + link them later.
Follow Up Note #1: For the listener who wanted schedule and tasks on left AND notes page on right AND was interested in custom planners, some listener tips:
- PASSION PLANNER DAILY!
- Etsy! Lot of makers have the tools and pdfs!
- learn to make your OWN printables – one place to do this is via A Touch of LA with Lindsay Ashworth
Follow Up Note #2: From a listener/reader:
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on screen time. I have not had social media for about 10 years but I was still finding myself on my phone reading over 20 blogs, watching Youtube videos and reading the news far too much. I was under the impression that by not having social media, I didn’t have a problem with screen time but I was wrong. After listening to your episode, I deleted Feedly, Youtube, NYTimes and all streaming apps, and set a screen time limit on my browser. It’s been a week and I can honestly say I don’t miss it, I’m more focused at work and engaged with my kids at home. I can still get a Youtube workout video on my laptop but I’m logged out so I can’t scroll for things I used to watch. More importantly, I’m feeling less scattered and I’m reading more because that is the only thing left for me to do on my phone.
I’m not sure what my plan for the future is at this point because I do miss meal plan inspiration from the food blogs I follow but I will minimize that list when I bring Feedly back into my life.
Over the many years of following your blog (since before Annabel was born!), you have helped me get my life together in a multitude of ways. I’ve converted a few friends to paper planners and would be lost without mine. Thank you for this content and the gentle way you show us all that we can make choices with our time.
And thank YOU so much for sharing! I’m so happy the episode helped, and those changes seem totally reasonable and thoughtful.
#1: Erin Condren Life Planner
What I picked: Vertical Hourly, Inspire Interior, Snap-In Vegan Leather Cover + Gold Coil – $75.50 for 12 month planner.
Summary: I LOVE this planner and the paper is still just so so good. May be too colorful for some but I enjoy it and love the functional minimally-labelled layouts.
#2: Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change
Learned about it from listener and BLPA member Marissa! She uses a 1-3-5 goal setting system – 1 goal,
Lifehack Post: “The 1-3-5 rule is designed around the reality that you don’t often hit all your daily goals but most likely will get at least one thing done. To help you achieve that objective, you set up your to-do list with one big thing that you plan to do. Next, you add three medium things and five small things.”
Seems similar to Full Focus with perhaps even more specific guidance, a 1-3-5 goals system, and slightly different layouts. $35 for the version I got; 3-month planner.
Will add photos once I take them!
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