Once you make the decision to start planning you will slowly start developing a system that suits your needs. It’s really important to be willing to adapt as you find out what your needs are. The only way planning can be helpful is if you actually, continuously plan.
The first step than is to not bite off more than you can chew. Start planning- in print or digital, whichever is more conducive to your lifestyle. Start with just your to-do list. And build from there.
Incorporate planning into your schedule in bite-sized chunks. If you go from never-having-planned-before to it-takes-an-hour-to-plan, it’s overwhelming and you won’t do it (see a theme here?).
Having a good space to plan is crucial. You do not need to have a designated place, though an office or desk would probably be super nice. It can be your kitchen table or the living room coffee table. The important thing is to have consistent area.This will help contribute to your consistency in planning. Plus, a pretty printable on the wall never hurt.
Past Posts and Future Posts:
1. June 20: The Importance of Planning
2. July 2: How I Plan
3. July 6: Etsy Wishlist
4. July 9: Using Stickers Effectively
5. July 12: Rookie Mistakes in Planning
6. July 20: Favorite Planning Blogs
Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.