Warning: If you’re not very interested in organization or keeping an agenda, you’ll probably find this post as exciting as stale bread. I felt like I needed to state that in advance.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for nearly a month now, but have found myself putting it off in lieu of more popularized topics. While organization is something I think of as enjoyable, I know not everyone feels the same way. In fact, part of me worried no one would click on this post in the first place (so since you’re reading ‘hey’).
In spite of my uncertainty, I decided to write it anyway. Hopefully, if you’re into organizing, or one of those people who buys themselves a gorgeous agenda at the beginning of the new year and then totally forgets about it, you’ll enjoy this as well. And if you are one of those agenda buying people who never actually uses it, don’t feel bad. I did that for a long (make sure to really draw-out that “o”) time as well.
The agenda I purchased for the 2017 year is from Target. If you read this blog often, you may have seen it in some of my flat lays. (I realize I’ve used it quite frequently, so sorry if you’re tired of seeing it.) I’ve searched through their store agenda catalog, but I can’t seem to find the exact one I own, so I linked this cobalt blue one instead. The only major differences between the two is the color (mine is pale pink) and the price. While Target’s website lists it at $19.99, I believe I only paid $12.99.
I’m very pleased with the selection of this planner. It’s the perfect size to keep on a desktop or in a large purse or bag. Personally, I like having it sit in the middle of my desk. It’s always there for me when I’m ready to do work. Plus, the agenda has little tabs on the side for each month. I think this will come in handy later into the year.
Each month in this planner starts with a basic calendar of the month. In the calendar overview of the agenda, I like to write down general or month-long goals that I have. It’s kind of like an outline for my month. These are usually short and concise objectives that I hope to achieve during the upcoming month. For example, my plans for last month were to blog at least four times a week, exercise at least five times a week, and read several books. This is an effective way for me to keep track of the goals I cannot accomplish on a day-to-day basis.
My more specific daily goals obviously go into each day’s spot. I like to highlight each task after I complete it. This makes it easier to remember what exactly I have yet to do.
In the back of my agenda, I have several blank pages for miscellaneous note-taking. I’ve dedicated a few of these sheets to a running list of blog post ideas. Whenever I get a zap of inspiration, I jot it down in this list. It’s very helpful when I go to take photos or write up a new post. Plus, it keeps me going through blog slumps.
Thank you so much for reading. If you’re interested in seeing more organizational-like content, feel free to let me know.
Also, this blog hit 1,000 followers last night! I’m planning on doing an entire post about that later, but right now I just wanted to say thank you.
Do you keep an agenda?