Thursday, May 31, 2018

Organizing Your Life: Your Turn (Jill)

This week, I'm up to my neck in graduation events. Any of you who have been through a graduation knows what it's like. In fact, just yesterday, my oldest set up her college classes for her first semester--I can hardly believe it.  Amid the plans for baccalaureate, graduation, rehearsals, and parties, writing has been pushed to the back burner. (Not writing makes me slightly cranky, but I know that I'll have ample time this summer.)

I've always used a planner to keep a semblance of order to my days. But this week caused me to break open a brand-new pack of Post-its, and the sticky squares now decorate many surfaces in our home. It made me wonder: what do many of you do to keep chaos from taking over?
I've heard some people use bullet journals. While they look like fun, it also looks like more work, having to pencil in all my lists of things to do in coordinating colors with fancy headings. My husband uses phone apps -- I'm just not technologically savvy enough to figure it out.

So I'm sticking to my planner/Post-it method. What works best for you? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I am currently very unorganized :( Lots of random notes to myself that then get lost. Definitely something I'm hoping to improve upon this summer!

    1. If you figure that out, Laurie, let me know -- there's got to be a better method than one depending on post-its! ☺

  2. I have written planners for writing related stuff and the calendar and task list apps on my phone for everything else. It's not for everyone, but I'd be lost without it.


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