So as I mentioned in my reflective piece on 2016, my diary was a big thing that needed updating and refreshing! I had completely lost touch with everything throughout December and it drove me insane! I desperately need some more organisation in my life, especially with another baby on the way! I hate being so ditsy and all over the place. Organisation has to be key now for me moving forward. I know I can do it with work, so now it is time to put it into place in the rest of my life.
So I decided to try a monthly, weekly and daily spread… Why so many you may ask? Well the monthly can be used for a nice simple overview of the month. All key events, birthdays etc can be listed and I can answer questions regarding my availability without having to flick through my diary too much. Below is how January is currently shaping up
Then I have a weekly spread which gives me a little bit more detail. I’ve gone for a completely new lay out which is very similar to the happy planner or erin condren set up. I have a task bar for the week and then have divided each day into three boxes – house, me and family. I felt this would be the best way to make it clear what is going on and where. I couldn’t be without my me box, but having the space for family and house stuff is definitely really helpful.
Then finally I have a daily spread. I haven’t done daily spreads for ages but due to my every growing baby brain, I thought I would give it a go. Plus I wanted to track my meals and fluid intake which these pages allow me to do. I want to make sure that when I get my diary out I focus mainly on my daily spreads, ensuring that the tasks I map out weekly are put in the right place on my daily sheets. I plan on reviewing my progress at the end of the month in another post and let you know the pros and cons of having so many spreads.
If you like the pages and want to order them, currently the weekly and daily spreads aren’t listed, but I do plan on having them up there soon! So do keep an eye out.
Thanks for reading, and if you have any comments then please feel free to post