Tuesday, June 18, 2019

My Inner Productivity Geek Comes Out

I've mentioned that I'm a productivity and organizing geek.  I've read most books on the subject and I'm always trying to tweak my personal system.

Last month, on a whim, I bought something from an Instagram ad -- a Define My Day journal.

Shocking exactly no one, I bought a pink one:

And because Hello Kitty pink is a thing, I paired it with a pink pen.

This journal has changed my life!

Being self employed is challenging.  Traveling up to half of each month is challenging.  Planning creative future work is challenging.  Doing all of these while living with an autoimmune disease can be impossible at times.  Some days I wake up to discover that 'it's just not gonna happen today.'

In four weeks, I've come up with a pretty effective list of daily disciplines that, if that's all I can accomplish in a day, keeps my person, house, and work flowing.  On my better days, I add in one, two, or three priorities.  After a month of this, I know that on some days, the first priority has to be "rest," but I can also plan out blog posts, newsletters, work on future projects, and more.  I can't share some of what is on the future work list, but I promise it's exciting, and it's GETTING DONE!

I started a fresh pink journal Monday and can't wait to see what changes the next four weeks bring.


Cindy Nile said...

Sounds like a great idea. I tried the journal but it didn't really work for me. Maybe I need to try something like this.

Kerry said...

I think that's really cool. I can never keep up journals or notepads. I get lots of "squirrel" moments that distract - or they get swamped with books and other things on top and a diary or notebook just gets forgotten. Probably the first thing on the agenda would be "a place for everything and everything in it's place!"

Pamela Arbour said...

I am a little surprised that you would change journals in the middle of the year but it sounds like you have a different plan for this one. I am not as proficient as you in journaling but I am getting there.