When schedules and events are written down, you can be more realistic in planning
your day. While paper and pencil are essential instruments in scheduling, it is the
eraser that keeps things flexible.This daily planner is divided into the following
This is for jotting down upcoming events, or making note of a special happening.
If you wish to remember the one-year anniversary of the death of your friend’s husband,
just post it on the appropriate space of the following year. If passports expire
in October of 2014, make a note for future reference.
Make an entry of all the upcoming events such as church meetings, weddings, school
activities, appointments, reunions, holidays, etc. on the monthly calendar. This
can help you see at a glance what will be happening over the next several months.
This becomes helpful for weekly scheduling.
Under the heading ‘Tasks for this week’ are spaces to jot down things that need
to be done such as phone calls, appointments, balancing the checkbook, etc. It’s
beneficial to take time to sketch out the weekly tasks in advance. If you need to
schedule a dentist appointment, write it down. If laundry is the biggest event on
Monday, write it down. Look for short slots of time to do small projects. It only
takes a few minutes to schedule a dentist appointment or to send a card. If it is
written down on Monday’s list, you will be more apt to grab those precious few minutes
when the opportunity arises. If you need to take a suit to the dry cleaners, jot
it down.That way you likely won’t forget it if you need to go to town.
Plan the basic menu for the main meal each day. This can be done before the week
arrives or it can be decided on a daily basis. Create a system that works well for
you and your family. Deciding on the type of meal for each day will lessen the choices.
Example: casserole on Monday, soup on Tuesday, meat and potatoes on Wednesday… When
Monday comes, just decide what type of casserole to make.
To make the current weekly layout easy to find, clip the top corner of the page
on the dotted line. Write with a pencil so you can erase and rearrange as you juggle
daily tasks with the unpredicted issues that present themselves. Written tasks are
to serve as a guide so you can plan what is reasonable and comfortable. Freely modifying
your schedule is not a sign of weakness, rather it is a mark of strength. This approach
will help you make wise choices that are best for you, your husband, and your children.
The pages in this section are untitled. This gives you the freedom to create monthly,
bi-monthly or seasonal lists. To formulate weekly tasks, transfer information from
this section To the weekly pages. Check the month-at-a-glance calendar for upcoming
events so you will be able to comfortably arrange the weeks activities.
The projects and events section are for occasions that need more space for writing.
If you are planning a baby shower or a family gathering you will be able to keep
that information in your planner and have it handy for a quick reference. Again these
are untitled for flexibility.
The information section is for phone numbers and addresses needed temporarily.
If you are ordering a recipe book, jot the number down so if it requires more then
one phone call, it will save you the time of looking up the phone number again. This
is a good place to write addresses for a card shower or the information for the eye
The shopping lists may be used as comprehensive shopping lists or as a central
location to write the items you need for upcoming events, projects or menus. A running
shopping list enables you to make the best of a trip to town, whether it is planned
or unexpected. The lists are perforated for your convenience.