Got a plan? (follow-up to Just do it!)

May 6, 2009 by

In yesterday’s post, I talked about procrastination – putting things off.  This has been a major challenge  all my life.  I can waste time with the best of them!   Procrastination doesn’t have much of a hold on me if I have goals and a plan.  Using a planner and to-do lists are great ways to make sure I get things done.  My monthly planner and daily to-do list is in my binder everywhere I go.  I just love crossing off each item as I accomplish that task.  My goal everyday is to cross off everything on the list, but that doesn’t always happen.  And, that is ok.  I don’t beat myself up about it.  The secret is to not put more on the list than I can realistically accomplish in a day.

Instead of going through my planning process step by step, I thought I would link to a planning series from Organizing Life.  Abbie has a very similar planning strategy to mine and has the prettiest calendar downloads!!  Check out this series and get a plan!

Plan Ahead – Monthly Planning

Plan Ahead – Weekly Planning

Plan Ahead – Daily Planning

Monthly Planning Calendar

Weekly Planning Calendar

Any planning tips of your own?  How do you plan your life?

Comments (6)


  1. kirwin says:

    I tried using the notebook download from Simple Mom, but it ended up being “too much.” I’m trying to create something that works well for me. I’ll have to check out these downloads and see if they would work for me.

    Thanks for the tips.

  2. Emily says:

    All fine and good, but what if all the tasks (and goals and plans) on one’s neatly organized list are … really boring? Cleaning is just not exciting, nor is organizing and planning. Connecting with other people via hanging out on the internet or Facebook or calling a friend is far more interesting to me, and for better or for worse, I tend to gravitate towards the interesting things. Boredom is what I struggle with. I’d love to hear any ideas you have about dealing with the boring-ness of housekeeping…

    • Marci says:

      Emily- We think a lot alike! I would rather read blogs or Facebook than do housework any day. Some days it is a struggle to get the “boring” stuff done. I have to give myself rewards like – no internet until the floor is mopped or a piece of cheesecake after the toyroom is cleaned and organized. Keep on the lookout for a post on this subject soon. You can subscribe to the feed. Thanks for the idea!

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