I'm balancing a lot of different jobs right now. Besides wife and mother, which I try to keep as first and foremost, I am working as a tutor, teacher, church secretary, cemetery secretary/treasurer, volunteer elementary tutor, volunteer Scout treasurer, and my newest addition: Tax Collector. It's going to be a busy season so I'm focusing on mind-organization. My best tool for that is my planner.
I was using a Franklin Covey zippered imitation leather binder, which I liked but the zipper was frustrating when holding a toddler in one arm and trying to open a binder with the other. I was using the Day Timer Family Plus inserts, which I really liked. Here is how I used them: Events in purple - to do's in pink.
But, I decided to use my birthday money this year and buy myself an A5 Filofax. My new inserts arrived before my binder so I filled them out ahead of time!! Here is how I tried using the vertical A5 set-up last week:
This week I am trying something a little different. To-do lists within my scheduled work hours... or personal to-do's written in the free-space. I need a solid menu-planning area but we aren't eating at home much this week so I can add that next week. I'm using my Frixion pens exclusively (freedom to erase and change my mind limitlessly) until I decide on a system that works for me. Here is my "Week 7 Before" shot. It has a little bit of Monday updates already but I'm sure it will look worlds different on Sunday night!