I love my planners…I am always in the hunt for the perfect planning system, that will finally put my life, and my brain, in order. My husband has been working in Saudi Arabia since July of 2013, so I have a lot on my plate. I don’t have a traditional job, but I homeschool our 13 yo, I have a blog about the 1880 Victorian we are restoring, an antiques business, I am a Plexus ambassador (and I have a blog about that), I try to keep to a workout schedule, my 13 yo and 16 yo sons both play travel baseball, my 16 yo son is a cellist, has weekend orchestra rehearsals and lives during the week at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and has lots of performances…I have to keep up with the house and yard…sometimes it all makes me want to cry!
The Erin Condren Planner and the Plum Paper Planner are very similar. The deciding factor for me in my choice between the two was the customization. Plum Paper not only allows you to choose your cover, but you can also customize the weekly spread. I get to decide what I want all of the blocks to say!
Plus, you can add checklists and extra lined pages into each month!!
So how do I make my rough draft? I am still using the Bullet Journal system by Ryder Carroll, but I am now using my cute matching Plum Paper notebook!
The nice thing about the Bullet Journal is that you can totally customize it for yourself. No two days in my journal are alike. I am totally ADD, and my brain is always running. I need some sort of a brain dump. I keep my notebook with me in the car, by the side of my bed, in my purse…and when I have things running through my head I just dump them on my page for that day.
I have a page a day, and then the eighth page is a Weekly Tasks page, which is an organized list of everything left over from last week that I still need to get done.
I woke up this morning and sat down with my coffee, and started a list…
Then I needed to make some sense of it all. I have a key that I use, that I keeped taped to the inside of my notebook cover…
I then went through my list, and started categorizing it. I wrote H next to the home tasks, $ next to things to buy, G for go, C for computer.
At the end of the week, I go through and see what I still need to do, and then transfer it all to my Weekly Tasks page, and I am ready to start the next week.
I sit down every Sunday and plan my week in my Plum Paper Planner (my final draft), and add tasks from my Bullet Journal(my rough draft).
So what do you think, is it as clear as mud?