Good afternoon!

Hi everyone! Just thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself. I'm a very busy individual that NEEDS organization. I work full-time and go to school full-time at night, manage a household, have two dogs and a large family that involves lots of family activities... Oh, and I attempt to keep a decent social life (as I'm only 25), find time to enjoy my relationship, and stay in shape. SO, needless to say, I have long days, and I found that normal people don't have 16 hour days, thus, there are very few planners out there for people with a schedule like mine, and that has brought me here. :)

I use a variety of planner techniques, that might be a little more than necessary, but it makes sense to me. I have a 3-ring binder that serves as my master planner, it has everything: daily pages (with schedule from 7am-10pm, to-do list, assignments received, assignments due, bills due, important notes, etc.), monthly calendar (that just has a brief description of major things like exams, holidays, days off, birthdays, etc.), bank register, monthly budget, and so on and so forth. I'm considering an exercise/calorie intake log also, but haven't added it yet. Also, I keep 3-ring binders as my notebooks for each class, and since I do not take my master planner, I keep an assignment log and monthly calendar in the front of each of those that I use to keep track when things are given and due until I can consolidate it all into my master planner. I also keep a "pocket" size notebook in my purse for any impromptu things I come across that need to be transferred to the master planner. So, that is my system.

Wow, this got long really fast, but anyway, nice to be here. I'm working on a student kit for 2011 right now that I will post up when it's done, and will be taking suggestions for. It'll also be great for anyone that has long days like me and will be easily editable. Thanks for reading!

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Weclome Dreamcatcher

Hi and welcome,

It looks like you've got most of your planning sorted out.

It's great to see that you've worked out what you need. I agree that 3-ring binders are extremely useful for planning because the pages as so transportable.

If you haven't found them already, there are lots of interesting forms here that help with planning. One you might find useful is the "Harmony" form, which helps balance family, work, study, creativity etc.

cheers

Katrina
(in Australia)

Edit, here's the link - Living in Harmony http://www.diyplanner.com/node/765