Now that we have effectively solved the need for an on-line organizer; let’s make a good choice for a daily, paper calendar/planner. Let’s choose one that is convenient; yet efficient, one that we can write in all the time but carry around with us every where that we go.
I RECOMMEND THE LIVING WELL PLANNER
This is the calendar/planner that works best for me.
Even with the wonderful use of an on-line organizer; I still need something that I can look at off-line. It needs to be something tangible; something that I can hold in my hand and carry with me everywhere I go so that I don’t have to be constantly checking my computer or phone.
I need something that organizes things and makes me think through life every day.
My daily schedule needs to be available at a glance, from one piece of paper; so I can make pencil notes and check off items by hand.
I need something that will remind me often of my goals for the year.
I’ve found an awesome solution.
MAYBE MY CHOICE WILL HELP YOU ALSO
It is called The Living Well Planner.
I first noticed The Living Well Planner when touring Ruth Soukup’s website at www.livingwellspendingless.com. You cannot buy this particular planner anywhere else. It was created by Ruth Soukup; and she has been marketing it for several years now with great success.
I’ve begun to think of Ruth Soukup as an “Up-dated, modern-day Fly Lady.” I hope neither of these two heroines of organization find that title offensive. I intended it as totally positive praise for both parties.
Both of these women are amazing and unique in their own way. They always seem to be on a lot of the same subjects; but often they approach these subjects in different ways using different and unique personal styles. The Fly Lady can show you the basics and teach you the very practical stuff; but Ruth puts her own special twist on things. She is very driven and goal oriented. You can find and enjoy all of her posts at The Living Well Spending Less website (www.livingwellspendingless.com.)
Ruth Soukup has more organizing tips than you could ever manage to read in one lifetime! I was amazed. She also is a great organizational coach. There are several wonderful books advertised on her website that can truly help people to get their lives organized. One of her most popular books is called “Unstuffed,” and it is a great read if you are feeling overwhelmed with the clutter and “stuff” in your life.
In my own personal opinion, The Living Well Planner tops all the other planners for overall completeness and usefulness.
On top of that; Ruth will walk you through the instructions on how to use this planner and make sure you do your planning correctly in order to get the full results of the benefits from using this planner she designed.
If you like, she will even send you a whole downloadable course on how to use your planner. She does all of this on-line and is a wonderful instructor.
I bought the stickers that you can purchase as accessories for the planner and found them very useful too. They are optional and cost a little extra, but really do come in handy. I find them very functional and helpful.
The price of this personal organizer is currently around $65, but you can catch it on sale for less at times. It may seem a little high at first, but not when you consider all that it offers. It is worth the price I promise.
TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY SPENT
If you are going to splurge on anything; I recommend in these organizational articles; let it be this planner.
This Living Well Planner’s calendar incorporates all the needs for setting appointments, making daily schedules for tasks and organizing to-do lists, There are personalized sections on budgeting, menu planning and goal setting for every area of your life.
These are great tools!
They really make you think and keep you focused and goal oriented.
OTHERS ARE AVAILABLE TOO
There are also many other good personal organizers and calendars out there. I’m sure one of them is just tailor-made specifically for you; so go ahead! Just start your search and select one. Google “personal planners,” look around on-line, and take your pick and/or visit and browse your local office supply store.
Now you will have a planner to carry with you and an on-line planner to use from your desk each morning. All that is left to do is to begin using them with purpose.
We will take more about that later.
Good for you for getting this far!
It is only January; I think the coming year is going to be great!