Some five years ago, I wouldn't even be seen toting a planner. I had nothing to plan. I doodled on the sides of my notebooks and fillers for my assignments, thesis notes and projects. I have about a thousand post its on my desk to represent every task I have to finish and I just toss them into the bin when I'm done. It was THAT easy.
Fast forward to 2010, I can barely live without some 60 spreads of my weeks, scribbled with the littlest of tasks, for fear of forgetting them. The most accomplishing of keeping a daily planner? Striking out the tasks I've done and seeing a week chock-full of chores, all of which have been done.
And as we usher in the year of 2011, I'd like to bid adieu with flourish to some of the pages of my 2010 BDJ planner, if only to remind me to keep it up next year:
- Stay away from toxic people. It wasn't easy but the positivity I was able to raise from this exercise was worth it.
- Isolate yourself from the world for one day. Hello, social recluse.
- Watch a play. I'm pretty sure musicals count. And with that, I think I've hit a pretty good number.
- Get over that no-good for me ex.
- Set aside funds for the rainy days. It can feel sad giving up some instant pick me uppers like
shoes, clothes and new books but nothing beats that feeling of security knowing
I have a respectable amount stashed away for emergencies.
- Write your goals for the next year. Don't think I'd have to elaborate on this one, yeah?
For work. Yes.
Which is refreshing, actually, now that I think about it. At the beginning of the week,
I tend to fill out the first few weeks and my handwriting is still discernible. Come
end of the week, YIKES.