If I don’t write it down, it doesn’t get done. It’s as simple as that.
I use a planner because it makes me feel like I have a semblance of control. I know that’s not true—control is an illusion, or should I say delusion?—but it seems that way, and our perspective is our reality.
In my planner I keep track of my daily appointments, and things that I’d like to get done on any given day. Please notice I said “like to get done” instead of “should get done.” If any psychotherapists are reading this, you’ll observe I’ve loosened my death grip (a bit).
In my home office there’s a dry erase board on the wall for “the big picture” platters I spin as they relate to writing—blog, articles, curriculum, manuscript, queries. It’s color coded—I’m a Libra, it makes me feel good.
In my moleskins (one in my purse, one on my nightstand), I write down ideas that race through my head, teasing me, “Catch me if you can!” Like a butterfly net, I capture them as quickly as I can before they elude me.
What system do you use to keep all of your platters spinning?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
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