Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Who, me?!

It is always kinda funny to me when someone tells me that they are impressed by my organizational skills. I can just hear the my mom, dad, sister, and three older brothers all guffaw in my head. Seriously. Growing up, I really did have my "own system" for organizing, aka everything was thrown into my desk drawers and only I knew where they were. My mom would come in, look at my drawers, see the "chaos", dump my drawers on the floor, and require me to reorganize in a way that made sense to her. In all fairness, quite a few CD's were ruined during this phase of my organization because none really made it back into the case. However, it has taken me these ten post-graduated years to realize that I actually AM organized! Maybe it is just that I have had to find a way to organize since I am now juggling four kids' schedules, appointments, clothes, toys, books, along with my own (and sometime Nate's). One of the major things I am doing right now is trying to organize schedules. I have a little planner that has a monthly page and then each double page spread has the week on it, set out in a vertical blocks for each day. This may sound ridiculous, but it is hard to glance at the pages and see what is happening when during the week because it is not lined up in horizontal boxes with mornings, afternoons, and evenings lining up nicely. Crazy, no?! So, to remedy my problem, I made up a page for me to ease the anxiety looking at that planner was causing:) I printed them out in a variety of colors and wrote the coming weeks up on the date line, so they are all ready for me to fill out when appointments, games, playdates, etc. arise. I also added a few other areas to keep track of things I need to accomplish within the week: calls, emails, errands, and projects, as well as a little spot for a weekly goal at the top, like focusing on daily scripture study, no soda, exercising 4 times, being more patient with the kids, my list of self improvement goes on and on... I put the current week up with magnets in the kitchen so I can quickly check what is going on for the week or add things on that I need to. If you are like me and coordinating schedules, your list of things to do, or daily life can sometimes stress you out, print them off and fill 'em in. And, if I am being completely honest, I really just love looking at the colors of the weekly glances all in a row. I am a sucker for vibrant colors. Click on each color word to download corresponding sheet. PLEASE let me know ASAP if there are problems downloading, since my last post apparently had issues. Thanks!



 Enjoy the rainbow!

1 comment:

  1. In my defense, I honestly don't remember ACTUALLY dumping a drawer - - but I definitely remember saying I WANTED to - and just might! Love these charts, Alyson!