As a planning enthusist, I’m sure you can imagine that I am super excited to start out the New Year by inegrating fresh, new planning systems into my routine.
Today, I’m going to share with you all the systems I’m usign to start out 2019.
1. My ALT Planner
Along with the other orders, I created myself a fresh Maximum Planner with my favorite colors. I use this planner for planning monthly goals, weekly tasks and events, and schoolwork planning. I refer to this planner several times every day to see what I should be working on and help determine how much time I need to block out for work that day.
2. Google Calendar
For about the past month, I’ve been blocking out each day. If you don’t know what calendar blocking is, I went more in depth into this system in my Calendar Blocking blog post. I fill this out at the beginning of each week to see about how much time I have besides events to get work done, then ensure my to do list will be able to be completed during that time.
3. High Performance Habits Planner
Right now, I’m obsessed with Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Habits book. I got the planner version for Christmas, and I’m still figuring out how I’m best going to utilize it, but I’m definitely integrating it into my morning and night routine to fill out those parts of the planner. I’m still figuring out how I want to use the schedule part of it. Right now, I’m thinking I’ll use it to block out exactly what I ended up doing that day, in contrast to the Google Calendar.
4. Whiteboard Wall Calendar
I love having the visual of a physical calendar by my desk. I got this large whiteboard calendar from Target for $3.00 and I use it to map out all my events as a bigger picture of what my month looks like.
5. Sticky Note Calendar
Since I now have the whiteboard calendar, I decided to use this calendar to map out assignments for school. This is going to help give me a visual of bigger projects and help me manage my time on assignments by seeing them further in advance than my weekly in my planner. Note: I don’t like using my monthly view in my planner for assignments, because I feel like it gets too busy.
6. Content Calendar
I could have easily made this myself, but I saw a small calendar book at Target for $1.00 and decided to get it. I use this little calendar book for my ALT Content.
The system is pretty straightforward, I check the box when the content is made, and highlight it when it’s posted or scheduled to post. It’s going to be a great visual for me to see how I’m doing on posting for the month. Already off to a bit of a rocky start because I was on vacation and had a lot come up, so I didn’t do much last week.
This may seem like a lot to you, but for me this is what works. I like having things all in once place at a glance in my planner, and then have the aspects in greater detail throughout other systems.
What do your planning systems look like for 2019? Share your ALT Planning System and your other systems with the hashtag #ALTPlanning!