Nearly 40 years I’ve been a multi-tasking artist, mother, partner, etc.; in order to accomplish the variety of tasks I set for myself (being that kind of intense, goal-oriented kind of personality), I had a college-ruled, spiral bound notebook for every aspect of my daily, weekly, monthly activities. Each notebook was dedicated to recording all the dates and necessary information to accomplish goals in each of these categories:
- My art business Clarissa Rizal LLC
- Family members & relatives
- Organizing Community-oriented projects (i.e. theatre and music productions, classes, etc.
I had no idea there were such things as daily planners until about 10 years ago…! Like where in the heck was I raised!?
I eliminated usage of spiral bound notebooks; I like keeping all my information in one compact place. I refer to my daily planner periodically all day long, seven days a week. I ordered this Franklin Covey daily planner, brand spanking new from Ebay for only $25 which retails at about $70. I scored. For a personality like mine, a daily planner is a must for all I plan on accomplishing.
Of course, I plan the week with standard Franklin Covey sheets (shown above). Then there’s the daily routine of “chores” which I check off daily in my custom-designed printed columns (shown below) by my daughter, Ursala Hudson. I indicate phonecalls, emails and texts I must place for the day or week, along with any blog post ideas and/or updates, record the number of hours I weave or number of hours sewing a buttonrobe, contact information for a supplier or appointments at the docs or dates with the family and/or friends. The most pleasurable act of keeping track of my goals is checking off the box when I complete each task! Yep, that simple act of defining an accomplishment!