Happy Wednesday, my friends! I hope this post finds you well. :)
Recently I've been working on a personalized daily planner - something I'll print out and have spiral bound - and as I create draft after draft, and change up designs and colors, I keep returning to the same basic question. What do I need to think about each day? When I wake up each morning, what do I need to wrap my tired brain around?
I thought I'd share my list here and ask if you have other issues you address in a day and also, I'd love to know if you are using a daily planner of some sort. As opposed - or in addition - to a weekly or monthly planner.
(I think I might have asked this before, but I figured it can't hurt to ask again!)
What Do I Need to Address Each Day?
1. What is "of note" today? Is it a special day in some way? Something to honor/celebrate/observe?
ex. a feast day, a birthday, a solstice or equinox, etc.
2. What is the day's agenda? Where are we going and when do we need to be there?
ex. classes, appointments, a field trip, etc.
3. What is for supper? (And perhaps breakfast and lunch?)
4. What do I need to do today? What must I remember, what actions should be taken?
ex. make calls, send emails, pick up library books
5. What are this day's weekly chores?
ex. Monday - clean bedrooms, do laundry
6. What everyday tasks need doing (and checking off)?
ex. feed cats √ sweep kitchen √ dishes √ trash √ meds √√
7. What are the boys up to today?
ex. CJ's assignments, EB's goals, LB's notes ...
This would be for Monday through Friday. On the weekends I would be thinking about errands/maintenance (Sat.) and family/faith (Sunday))
(I am tempted to add a "notes" section but I really don't need it since I have my hodgepodge journal. I can easily find myself writing notes everywhere instead of keeping it all in one place.)
So those are my thoughts on the daily questions ... these are the things I truly need to address each and every day - as a homemaker and homeschooling mother of four. I have tried to incorporate them into my daily (clippings/notes) journal somehow, but I've never been successful. I'm fairly set on having the pages bound once I have them to my liking, though I've also played around with a binder-and-clipboard scenario.
I will certainly keep you all posted on my progress but in the meantime, I'd love to hear about your daily planning. Please drop me a note if you have time!
Oh, and about that picture at the top of the post? It's not actually meant to go with the topic at hand, lol. Rather, it's a bit of a tease for a future post. Yes, I've gone binder-crazy my friends! I will fill you all in very soon ...