I began #oneboojuly2015 with the hope of streamlining my current planning system, but what I found was my system (as I knew it) was no longer relevant to my current lifestyle.  In case you missed that post you can get caught up here.

What I learned following this process was:

  • I don’t need a large planner, so in September I will begin my “petite” planning journey in a Personal size TN (Travelers Notebook)
  • I don’t need a lot of decorative elements to plan (cute stickers are a plus, but there must be functional stickers/stamps
  • I no longer need a dedicated weekly spread to plan; I could write “snippets” of my day or not and be ok with a free style page
  • I can plan with one pen and use colored dots for coding
  • I prefer everything in one notebook versus having different notebooks to keep up with
  • I enjoy color on my pages but not colored pages for planning
a weekly spread
a weekly spread

I am happy I participated in this challenge and learned more than I’d planned to. You should evaluate  your organizational system yearly to see if you’re getting the most out of it, if not change it.   What good is a “system” that no longer applies to your life??

Happy Planning : )



2 thoughts on “#OneBookJuly2015: My thoughts

  1. Can’t imagine having time to re-plan my planning. Scribbling memos on post-its is my limit, plus a must-have shopping list so that I come back with what’s needed rather than what I imagine is needed..

  2. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I totally understand that. My brain is accustomed to planning a certain way and too many “random” slips of paper tucked into various places spells disaster for me, lol. I finally have a planner “system” that works for me and now just getting a format for my week I can live with — I’m almost there !

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