There’s something special about the new year that brings out the planning, organizing, chevron-loving nut in me 🙂
Recently, I shared with you our 2016 Budget Binder and talked about our attempts at sticking to a budgeting and expense tracking goal…more on how that’s going later!
In addition to getting a better hold on our family finances, I’m also making a solid attempt to become a better organized gal.
I’m sure you can sympathize with me, when I say that balancing being a full time high school teacher (who is striving to be innovative and creative), with being mommy to two wonderful daughters, a wife to an awesome husband, and being Bethany at some point in the day is extremely challenging.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
However, I’ve recently found myself calling my momma during the week to ask if I’m supposed to be doing something. That horrible feeling of forgetting something, or being unsure of whether or not you’re remembering what you forgot, is stressful. And you know what? I’m over that stress!
Enter my 2016 Planner!
This planner includes monthly calendars, weekly planning sheets, spaces for notes, goal sheets, and most importantly, words of Scripture for inspiration and guidance!
Another perk? The chevron background on this planner is the same as my 2016 Budget Binder!
Yay for matching chevron backgrounds!!
If you read my teacher blog, you know that I am a HUGE technology geek. Like, the word geek doesn’t even cover my geekiness.
It’s serious 😉
You may ask why I don’t rely on an electronic calendar to keep my crazy life in order.
The quick answer? I do.
I share a Google Calendar with my husband and my momma to let them know where and when I have work related activities…such as professional development sessions, educational technology conferences, meetings, etc. Whether or not they actually use that calendar remains to be seen 🙂
I share a Google Calendar with my students that outlines the day’s activities and assignments.
Sometimes, however, I feel the need to just write down reminders. There’s just something about the process of actually writing that helps information stick in my brain. (Yes, teacher friends, I know writing content is a learning process!)
Now…back to my planner 🙂
In addition to recording soccer practices, ballet classes, Church functions, meetings, doctor appointments, and everything else that’s a part of my life, I’m also making a point to SCHEDULE time for running. I love running. It’s a stress reliever, mood booster, and it’s pretty good exercise 😉 However, it’s difficult for me to schedule my runs due to my husband’s late hours at work and my crazy schedule. In recording my runs in my planner, I hope I’m reminding myself that it’s important for me to get in my me time. It’s difficult to pour from an empty cup, if you know what I mean!
So, if you’re hoping to organize your 2016, and not have to worry (as much) about forgetting to remember or not remembering what you forgot, check out my 2016 Printable Planner below!
Click here to download this 2016 Planner!
Thanks for reading 🙂