Monday, January 12, 2015

Reasons to Use a Planner

Hello everyone!
Thanks for checking back in with me today! 
Welcome to Mondays with Jen. 
Over the past few days, I made a few posts in regards to why people use planners. The responses I got from you all were UNBELIEVABLE! As I read through everyone's posts, I began to make a list! 
If you are reading this and wondering why using a planner is so important to me, here are a few reasons why:
1) You don't have to memorize anything.  Are you a person who has difficulty remembering things? Well with a planner, you won't have to do that. Its so convenient to have everything in the same place. Whether it be birthdays, anniversaries, doctors/dentists appointments, or even tracking your cycle (ladies :) ), it'll all be in the same place! 
2) It's basically your "control center". Having everything in one plays allows you to have a go-to book. You planner can
3) To keep yourself from procrastinating. When you see a list of things that need to be done, don't you get a little anxious? I definitely do. Keeping a running check list allows me to keep from procrastinating. On Sundays or Mondays, I will begin a checklist of To Do items that need to get done. If I don't see them checked off and crossed out, I know that I need to get to work and STOP PROCRASTINATING!

4) Keep your life on track. That's pretty obvious! ;)

5) Track medical. Have you ever been to a doctors appointment and they asked you when you last saw the doctor, dentist, had your period, etc.? Well if you stay up on your planner, all that information will be in the right place. It will allow you to have all of this information with you, and when you go to make a new appointment, you'll see when your available! It works for multiple things!!

6) Organize all your responsibilities. As humans, we all wear several hats. For me personally, I'm a full-time rental car agent, full-time graduate student, part time intern, daughter, girlfriend, sister, and friend to many. If I didn't have a planner, I would be utterly lost with all the responsibilities I have. Having one planner that keeps track of everything, allows me to keep track of  all those hats. I am able to write down my work hours, my homework assignments, and my intern responsibilities. Along with that, I am able to keep track of doctors appointments, dates with my boyfriend, and times I schedule with my friends. This allows me to not overlap appointments, and make time for everyone in my life. I would seriously be lost without my Erin Condren Life Planner :)

7) Keep track of your goals and stay focused. This is my favorite reason of all! Every Sunday I sit down and make my list of things that I want to accomplish during the upcoming week. I come up with specific tasks, goals, and things that need to be completed. This allows me to stay focused on the actual things that need to get done, and I get reminded of them every time I open my planner!!

There are a few reasons as to why my planner is my lifeline and how I couldn't live without it.

Until next Monday with Jen <3

Love y'all!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Back at it!

 Custom Flags - Nicole Hutch Designs

Hello to my faithful followers!

I hope all of your holidays went wonderful, and now you are finally getting a chance to relax and get set on your goals for 2015. One of my goals is to be faithful to my blog. As many of you know, I use Instagram (craftyjen23) and my Facebook account more than my blog. I love sharing my planner and the goodies that come along with it! 

So I need your help! I get discourage when I don't get feedback from my followers! I am interested in doing this every week if ya'll can help! 

My goal for this first post is to get feedback from ya'll. Please leave me comments for what you'd like to see in my posts. Also post something you hope to learn or could use help with! 

I will be sending a pretty decent RAK  for one of the individuals that leaves me some feedback.

I will leave you with my week layout. This is next weeks layout. I will tag the shops from where I got the stickers.  

Custom Flag Stickers -
Astrick (both large and small) -
The Erin Condren Pattern and Ombre heart sticker are printables out of the We Love EC facebook page files- definately check them out for all your planner needs & wants :) 

Thank ya'll so much! I'm looking forward to all your feedback and our journey of organization this year!


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