It's the new year. Wait, you didn't know that? Well, yeah. Everyone keeps mentioning it so I thought I should mention it at least once more, in case you forgot.
Bloggers are all talking about the new year, new goals, new blog posts, new planners, etc. Me? Well, I have goals, who doesn't right? They are pretty consistent year-round. You know.. work out more, be more spontaneous, read more, save more, blog more, be more organized, etc etc. I think I'm always going to want the same goals, whether it's new years or not.
One goal I have, though, that I MUST share, is to get myself a planner that works for me.
I've seen such cute planners. Erin Condren planners? Well, that'd be nice, but $50?! Ugh. Why must you cost so much?
I do have a planner. I even made myself a personalized one with a mini binder I found at Goodwill, but...
I'm having such a hard time getting myself to use, utilize, and remember my planner. I'm trapped in this world of "oh yeah, there's my planner. Let me write something in it and update it. What? I haven't used it in two weeks? Well, I better remember next time..."
I then went through this phase of using my Google calendar on my iPod touch. The problem, though, is that I don't use my iPod all the time and I'm not about to get an iPhone because (1) I don't have the money to afford a nice phone AND a data plan. Why can't I have an iPhone without a data plan?! and (2) I don't NEED an iPhone just to take better quality pictures with Instagram and to access my calendar whenever I need to text someone.
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So now I'm stuck. Do I stick with technology, even though I don't always have a charged iPod with me, or do I go back to a nice paper notebook planner and just try to drill it into my skull?
What do you do as a planner? Do you even use one? I could seriously use some guidance from some professionals.