There’s something about a new year and a new calendar. My main calendar is in Outlook on my computer, synced to my phone. I won’t give up the computer calendar, especially with the phone, because I can always look up dates when making an appointment and check its availability. I also like that I can set reminders of little things, like turn off the water outside or a website that I wanted to look up. The reminder feature on my phone is set for a type of gong. The first time I heard that sound I was driving and kept wondering if my car was doing something strange! I’ve adjusted since. With all the wonderfulness of computer calendars and reminders, I still like a paper calendar. I like to make to-do lists, jot down things I want to get done at some point in the week or month. During the short time that I sewed for a living, I started using an appointment book that had every 30 minutes blocked out, in the hope that I could organize myself. That’s still my preferred method of organizing my day, which may seem redundant to those of use who were born organized. For 2011, I bought a new kind of calendar book. It is called At-A-Glance Quick Notes. So far, I am loving this calendar! Here’s the way the right side of the page looks. The yellow part is for notes, which, so far, seems to work with the way my brain works. I can jot things down and plug them into the appropriate day or time frame to get it done. I’ve even been jotting down things of interest to me as I read the morning paper. (We’ll see how that part goes when I want to find that again.) I also like that Sunday is a full day, not just a partial day. Of course, to get all of those columns, some writing space had to be given up in each column, but I think I can live with that. Now, I just have to actually LOOK at the calendar each day!
I love hearing how people organize themselves. Anybody want to share?