I had a fellow happy planner request that I post my planning checklist. I immediately went into overload at the request. My "checklist" was actually a complicated system of lists. The request prompted me to consolidate & simplify. I have it down to a page now!!!
Click "Read More" for a word document version of my checklist followed by more photos, explanations, and instructions of how I made it.
Instructions and Explanations
I started with a piece of sketchbook paper. (Because I am soon to be switching to the new 81/2" X 11" Happy Planner, I went ahead and made this list on paper to fit my new planner.)
I experimented with watercoloring the page. (I chose watercolors because that is the theme of my new planner.)
My concern was paper thickness. Would this paper work or did I need thick, official watercolor paper?
The paper worked fine if I flattened it in a large book afterwards.
First, I tried printing the list onto my paper. Yuck!
Using the printer was my clear choice!!!
So, I am sort of embarrassed by my approach and considered not including the stuff at the top of my page. For authenticity's sake, I am using the "real" version of my list.
My approach to planning is that I am writing my own story.
"Come Heck or High Water" is what I gotta do each week...
"Craziness" is about our schedules. I include my children's work schedules so I know when to expect them home.
I have quite a few items on my checklist that require soul searching and pondering-
What can I do to more align my life with my mission statement?
What can I do this week to grow closer to Christ?
What should I write, but don't want to do so because people actually read my blog???
The list goes on...
"Eat an Elephant" helps me to not avoid overwhelming projects. Plan to tackle a little bit at a time...
I don't have anything about "shark week" in my planner, prescription drugs, or ovulation. These may be things you need to include.
Let me know in the comments section if you think of other things to include in your planner!