*This post is sponsored by Spaces Planner and reflects my true feelings towards using my own Spaces Planner.
But how do you fit so much in a day?
How do you stay organized around the house when you’re in the middle of a project?
You get so much done so fast, do you have help?
These are just a few of the questions I get on a regular basis asking in a nutshell how I’m able to do it all.
Let me squash that one right there – I am not!
No one can.
When I’m doing something well, something else in my life is suffering. If I’m in the middle of a project, you better believe we’re out of groceries or laundry is piling up.
But one thing I try to do well is to stay on top of all my priorities, and what helps me with that the most is my Spaces Planner.
HOW I STAY ORGANIZED WITH MY SPACES PLANNER SO I CAN MANAGE MY DAYS WITHOUT STRESS
I’m a list maker. Things are constantly popping my head that I need to do, forgot to do, or need to be reminded of.
And if you’re the same way, there’s nothing like the stress of trying to keep everything straight in your own head.
Because of that, I’ve always been a paper planner person. I need something to grab quickly so I can jot it all down.
But the paper planners I’ve used in the past have only had list and note sections for these things.
So what would end up happening is I would create this jumbled list of to-dos in my planner only to find the list full and unorganized while I had a bunch of space elsewhere.
I needed a solution. Something I could easily grab and categorize my lists, prioritize, and get all the things out of my head and onto paper.
I needed a planner designed for my life.
A PLANNER SUITED TO MY NEEDS
Then I found my Spaces Planner.
This planner was much more suited for my own needs of juggling being a mom, blogger, designer, teacher, homemaker, and all the other hats I find myself wearing on a daily basis.
There is SPACE for it all.
And the beautiful thing… that’s the majority of the space. The lists!
Yes, there’s room for things like appointments, and you can see your week at a glance, but there is finally a planner where the majority of the space can be what I need it to be.
Organized lists, customizable lists, reminders to take care of yourself, and the ability to categorize and prioritize.
HOW I USE MINE TO HELP ME STAY SANE
I create custom lists in my planner each week that house all the things I need to accomplish in that given week.
Then I break them down into days if I need to and write any scheduled appointment or to-do in the spaces for each day.
The priorities go at the top of the list, while items of less importance go towards the bottom.
I can then see everything for the week all at once without needing to flip through pages.
HOW I STAY PRODUCTIVE
After I have my lists and to-dos for the week, I time block the big stuff in my days.
Content creation happens in a specific time block, and so does school. I fit pieces of projects in specific hours of my day. We eat lunch and have nap time at a certain time each day.
The small gaps in between all the scheduled stuff are when I check the smaller things off my to-do list.
I am a doer. I love to achieve and to see how much I can fit into a given day.
So when I have a gap in my day, I choose something off a to-do list that I think will fill the time I have like vacuuming a room, starting a new project, or ordering groceries.
I try my best to be realistic with the time I have. And if I just need to sit down and rest for that time, that’s what I’ll do.
There are some days where I can fit in a lot, and some days that totally derail.
But that’s why I love my Spaces Planner so much. It’s set up on a week by week view, so what you don’t get to one day is still visible and on the list for the next.
There is flexibility!
And for my lifestyle right now, flexibility and the ability to adapt my days as they go is key.
ORGANIZATION & FLEXIBILITY EQUALS LESS STRESS
So if you’re feeling stressed or feel like your planner just isn’t suiting your lifestyle, check out this Spaces Planner.
I know you’ll love it as much as I do!