Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.I love lists.-- Napoleon Hill
I love seeing fairly simple tasks, bulleted down a sheet of paper.
There's nothing quite like the simple satisfaction of sitting down, lowering my eyes to my desk, picking up a pen, and scratching something off my to-do list.
I love notebooks.
I love the crisp feel of fresh paper, the smell of pages, the broad white possibility, just ready for whatever happens to come.
I love pens. I personally own more pens than I will ever use. In fact, I have a hard time restraining myself from buying pens.
Do not, if you love me, ever set me loose in an office supply store.
(Did I mention I love post-it notes, too?)
My current favorite pens were a gift from a friend. They're from post-it. Black-inked pens on one end, pink, yellow or blue highlighter on the other, and have a dainty little carriage holder in the cap for tape tags.
Oh, Johnny, I love tape tags!
Yesterday, I got a new day planner.
It's from At-A-Glance and it's quite hideously ugly.
I forsee the purchase of many, many stickers until I cover the entire front and back.
On the other hand, it seems to be perfect.
Perfect is such a terrible word, fraught with disappointment. And yet...
It is quite lovely.
Each day has a whole page set aside for it. I can write appointments on it and still have plenty of space left over for my daily to-do list.
I'm using the HOT section at the bottom to write down my plans for dinner menus and anything that desperately needs to be attended to.
I've divided the pages in half, making two columns. The right hand side is for special tasks for the day (for instance, this week - likely next week, and perhaps the week after THAT - I am reorganizing and cleaning the kitchen. A thorough cleaning!) and the left hand side is for those things that are regularly part of my chores list (make bed, do dishes, plan dinner, swish and swipe the bathroom).
So far, I've done everything on the left side of the page for today.