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HEALTHYANDFIT27's Photo HEALTHYANDFIT27 SparkPoints: (129,913)
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8/4/17 11:38 A

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Calendar on my phone



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8/3/17 4:38 P

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7/23/17 6:02 P

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I have a planner, cramed full of stuff. With 4 kids, working outside of the home, extra curricular activities, etc. Its the only way I survive. I use it for everything!

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7/23/17 12:13 P

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I tend to use my planner to block out where I have to be and when. My schedule is somewhat steady, so I know that I have no time to make dinner on Monday and the same is true if I hit the gym on Wednesday. I also try to keep lists of what needs to be done and what needs to be used up in the fridge. So I try and look ahead at least a day or two in the planner and then look to my running lists of what needs to get done. So today I have a rice dish already made and for dinner I will make something else that has leftovers so that I have few meals ready to heat and eat. I will also try and cook up some time consuming things to make a quicker meal on Tuesday, for example I will likely cook up some plain rice, wash and cook some mushrooms and wash and chop fruit. This makes day of cooking quicker because part of the work is already done.

For workouts I mostly stick to running and I try to keep to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, though I can make Fridays or Saturdays work if I have to. But I mostly keep a mental note on those times that that is when I run. If something else comes up for Thursday, I adjust my run to Friday as I am taking my daily look a few days ahead.

For getting stuff done I try and take 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night to either put out whatever fires need to be put out or to make a little progress. Again I note what needs to be done on my running list, and try to tackle it as I have time. In looking ahead a few days I can note things like needing to do laundry or run errands, then I usually block that in based on where I need to be and what else I am doing.

-google first. ask questions later.

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7/22/17 10:32 P

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I make lists.
I have one for groceries that I keep on the home shopping website of my local grocery store and add to as needed and delete when purchased.
I keep a list on my computer of my dinners for the week. That's actually so I don't forget what I have on hand which has happened at times. It helps reduce waste, especially when I go to the farmers market once a week and buy a lot of veggies.
And I write a daily list of what I want to accomplish that day. That one includes my exercise plans which is a motivator for me, chores I may have, appointments to keep and so on.
My lists keep me organized and prevents last minute panic of something I may forget.

I don't schedule times for things, I just do better when I keep track of these things.

Alice

"I have not been placed on this earth to fit your mold or conform to what makes you feel more comfortable with my existence." Michelle Steinke

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7/20/17 10:40 P

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,979
7/20/17 6:23 P

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Yep, I use a planner... an appointment book really.

I have so much going on, it really helps with time management.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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7/19/17 7:02 P

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No, but I give myself stickers for days that I workout on my calendar.

Live each day to the fullest and enjoy every moment.


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7/19/17 1:50 P

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No, I just play it by ear!

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7/19/17 12:55 P

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And for what? Your meals? Your everyday tasks?

Does it work? Does it make things simpler?

I will start using a planner, because I need to know what I have to do and when, so I don't have an excuse to miss gym because I forgot to cook something, or clean something at home.

I don't think I make the best of my free time, so I'm hoping a planner will help. But will have to keep to it, which I know will be a hard habit.

What is your experience?



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