I’ve heard it said, “The older you get, the faster time goes by.” I don’t know who said it and, of course, it’s not true. Time passes at the same rate, no matter how old we are. But it sure does seem true, doesn’t it? I know, for me, every year seems to pass so fast it leaves a breeze on my face. Then, I remember my plans from January and, well, it goes downhill from there!
I’ve tried so many things to keep myself on schedule in order to meet all the obligations in my life, as well as the grandkids’ birthdays, and still get a few things for myself. There are numerous softwares, apps and websites available to help a person do this; many of them free or for a small charge. I’ve purchased forms that go into binders to keep track of activities. I’ve even paid for programs that come with their own pretty binder and the insides, along with a few cute accessories. I really love office supplies and organizational items, so anything that comes with cute pencils is a no-brainer for me.
However, as wonderful as all those things are – none of them have worked for me. Oh, there are numerous reasons; sometimes, I can’t figure out the software or I don’t have time to learn it. The worst reason of all is that I forget to use it. Sigh.
The other day at the grocery store, I was window shopping the office supply aisle when I noticed a very simple book; a calendar/planner I guess it would be called. Nice big squares for each day on the calendar page and additional big rectangles right after that for the planner part of it. It just has four sections; planning, contacts, resources and notes. It was $6. I bought it.
I realize you are wondering, Resources? What are those? I think it was pretty clever. It’s a place to list your usernames and passwords! And, yes, I know you’re not supposed to write them down, but who can keep track of all the passwords we need for all the different places we go online? Especially the ones for the bank, which are supposed to be made up of all different characters. I simply can’t remember all of them. I filled it out in pencil, because we are supposed to change them regularly.
I’m thinking this simple little book may be the answer to all my problems. Well, not all of them, but at least I’ll be on time for them. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this little book works for me this next year. What do you do to keep yourself organized and on time?
I know a lot of people who will be very thankful when I start getting things done ahead of time!