Future Planning with a Planner

Future Planning, Using a Planner to Supplement your Professional Bullet Journal

Future planning with a bullet journal can be tough. Anyone with a hectic job is juggling today’s to-do’s and trying to remember what they were supposed to follow up on from last week. My last job was super crazy. I had a large number of requests, tasks, actions, and follow-ups that I was managing. At … Read moreFuture Planning with a Planner

Productivity Tip

Productivity Tip, The Paper Gazer

Do you know what you need to do when you get into work on Monday morning? Take 15-30 minutes to think about your top weekly priorities. This will help you feel less overwhelmed and more focused. When you know what your goals are for the week, you can act deliberately. I recommend making a list of the Top 3 focus items for week. It’s easy to get pulled into email when you first come into the office on Monday. Stay focused on those Top 3 and be sure to move the needle every day.

Moleskine Daily and Weekly Planner Review

Moleskine Planner Review, The Paper Gazer

It’s that time of year! Most people are excited about fall for the festive decor, pumpkin everything, and cooler weather. I’m excited for “planner season”. We’ve passed the school supply rush that happens at the end of the summer. We are now entering the time of new yearly planners. While I personally have found an organization system that does not rely on a planner, I figured I would begin to share my knowledge of planners to help those of you still deciding what tool to use. I’ll start with the Moleskine planner. I have used two different planners by this brand, the Moleskine weekly planner and the Moleskine daily planner, over the years. Many people are familiar with Moleskine and these are widely available.

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Anxiety of Starting a Bullet Journal

I recently received a comment from a user who asked how to overcome the anxiety of getting started. This is a great question! This kind of anxiety is common within the Bullet Journal community. There is no right way to get started, you just have to try some different things and see what works for you.

I started a notebook or Bullet Journal as a way to keep track of my personal to-do’s. I had struggled with finding a planner that worked for me and stumbled upon Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal® website and intro video. If you are thinking about your work/personal organizational system and just want some ideas, head over to The Bullet Journal Website and watch the video. Once you are ready to give it a try, remember that it is completely okay to try things and have them not work.

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Managing Daily Work: Routine Tasks

Recognizing and understanding how long your daily, routine tasks take to complete is crucial to having a successful work organization system.

Think about the tasks that you do all the time. Checking your email. Calling a supplier. Calling a customer. Filling an order. Grading homework. Patient charts. Each of our jobs have different “routine” tasks. I made huge strides in work organization when I became very realistic about how long it takes for me to do these routine tasks.

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