Mommy’s Planner Threesome: BuJo, DIYFish, GTD

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I am so excited to show you the most chaotic planner system (or systems) that keeps me from losing my mind.  A little background… I work part-time at an elementary school as a speech-language pathologist, I have a private practice at which I see patient’s regularly during the week (appointments change a lot), I work my son’s preschool class several times a month, I have to keep track of days I bring snack and themed days where he needs to bring something special to class, I have to of course keep track of doctor appointments for all five of us, we have soccer, gymnastics, t-ball, and church functions as well.  Needless to say, not ONE system can house all of the crazy!  So I made a threesome.  Links are of course provided and I will try and highlight what came from what system. Please as questions and this may turn out to be a series or a need for a video to assist in explaining.

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This is my black Kikki-K A5. I house everything home and schedule related in this beautiful thing.  She is thick and durable and textured.  This rings are slightly bigger than my Filofax.

My first section is my central “In Box” which comes from David Allen’s book Getting Things Done.  I refer to it as my brain dump but all things get transferred to this messy piece of paper to be referred to whenever I have a minute that I could see if anything can be moved to a “Next Action” sort of category. There are a lot of lofty aspirations on this list.

Next is my calendar section where the bones come from DIYFish on Etsy. I use the V3S2 version and the Month on two pages.   The V3S2 came with its own fold-out calendar, but I am not a fold person.  Confirmed appointments and regular time specific things go on my monthly. Every week I transfer them to my weekly spread. On my weekly spread I try to put some memories on the pages too.  The right side of my weekly is for “next action” things for that week. This means I have to take the next step to completing those things that week.  This is more of a Bullet Journal– esk process. I do fill in the bullets and arrow them to move them to the next week.  I also take advantage of the habit tracker DIYFish provides at the bottom of the spread too. This changes and evolved every week.

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I then have a “list” section that is also kind of from Bullet Journal and from Kara of BohoBerry.  These are my collections of things I want to refer to.  Having a central place to refer to is also from Getting Things Done.

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Work out tracker from Etsy… Squirrel Planner.

It may look crazy… but so is my life. If you have any questions please ask.  Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please like, share, and care.

 

 

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