Every year I try to find a way of making my life more organised. I’m a scanner personalisty. So I suspect I’d get bored using exactly the same system year after year. Additionally life doesn’t stay the same every year. Hence it’s good to be flexible to accommodate this (and have an excuse to buy new notebooks).
In previous years I’ve used a Dodopad, and a Moleskine Diary. This year I’m using a variety of tools both online and paper.
I use this mainly to keep on top of reoccurring tasks or projects. I used to add one off tasks to it but found that that they tended to get lost among the number of repetitive reminders.
Sparkly green diary
I’ll be using this write a sentence or two about what I got up to each day. All else aside I find it a useful way of remembering what I did and where I was. This is handy if I’m puzzling over a bank statement.
Small notebook and plastic pouch
Receipts go in the pouch and anything I buy is recorded in the notebook. I transfer these to a spreadsheet every week. But it’s small enough to fit in my day bag and ensures I don’t forget about small purchases (they all add up).
Big green notebook
This is going to be my day book for the year. The place I write down snippets of information, things to look up, order numbers, job lists and recipes. The paper feels lovely and there’s plenty of space for doodles.
Each month I’m using to to plan how to achieve 3 goals in the month ahead. These can be anything from give blood to organise a birthday celebration to get more sleep. I check each night to see if I’m up to date on the mini goals and fill in a daily gratitude sheet.
So that me looking forward to making 2015 a great year. How about you? What have you planned to do?