Time management Monday: Erase or cross out changes in your schedule?

I normally erase or use correction fluid to cover up schedule entries that need to be changed. But Robert recently had an excellent comment on our What To Write In Your Planner post: Nice intro to using planners! Two additional items I learned hearing Harold Taylor speak in….1996: — Don’t keep two different calendars. — […]

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The Planner Spot reviews the Life Noted planner

We sent one of our new Life Noted planners to The Planner Spot to review. She did a very thorough review showing some pen tests on the paper, and has great ideas on how to use the various types of planning and goal setting pages throughout the planner. She also does size comparisons with other […]

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Time management Monday: Creating daily actions and tasks from your monthly goals

We all know setting goals is very important. But the only way you will achieve your goals is if you translate those goals into daily actions and tasks. September’s Month Theme was Looking Ahead, which encouraged you to visualize what your life will be like when you have achieved your goals. This motivational exercise gets […]

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TheRamblingPlanner’s color coding in her Life Noted planner!

Check out Katie TheRamblingPlanner‘s photo on Instagram showing her pens and color coding in her Life Noted planner! Unfortunately I can’t post the photo itself here because you have to perform some sort of HTML magic to copy photos from IG to post elsewhere. You can see a photo of the Life Noted weekly pages […]

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Time management Monday: Planners for busy people

Recently a reader contacted me to ask for planner recommendations. She is a very busy person and needs to have a planner with days timed to the hour for her busy schedule. I was happy to give her recommendations, and she chose a planner that will work great for her! Quo Vadis planners are the […]

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Time management Monday: Planner size and carrying your planner with you

Ideally, you should be able to take your planner with you everywhere you go so you can update your schedule wherever you are. Planner portability depends on what size planner you use, and what you use to carry it. For example, if you don’t carry a bag, you’ll want a pocket size planner. If you […]

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Time management Monday: The importance of Goals Journaling

On your journey toward reaching your goals, it can be easy to forget how far you’ve come. Goals tracking is very useful and I highly recommend it; however goals journaling is different. In goals journaling you write details of your progress, how you feel (physically and/ or mentally), and you remind yourself of your plan […]

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New series: Life Noted month review!

Welcome to the first post in our new series designed to help you do your Month Reviews in your Life Noted planner! The Life Noted planner (in academic year or January-December formats) is designed to help you set, track, and evaluate your goals all year and incorporate your goal tasks into your everyday life. There […]

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Time management Monday: Planning for students

Set yourself up for school success all year! Use your planner to see your schedule and tasks so you can see when you have time to fit everything into your week. Here are some tips: 1) Block out your class time and everything already scheduled. By blocking out your schedule in your planner, you’ll get […]

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Time management Monday: Moms managing multiple roles

It’s Back-To-School time, and the family schedule is about to get busy again! Especially for working parents or anyone juggling family and multiple roles, it can be tough to fit everything into your schedule. Below I have shown a simplified version of how I use my planner to organize my schedule alongside everyone else in […]

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