April 2017 Blog Links

I love sharing interesting blog links and website finds with you all. Enjoy!

Cooking Related:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae 

Finance:

What to do when Life Gets in the Way of the Budget

Knitting Together a Financial Plan for Your Life

Knitting Related:

10 Types of Knitters 

Netflix and Chill? More like Netflix and Knit

How Knitting Can Help Your Personal Development

Repetitive Stress Injury Affects Many Knitters

Marvel Comics Related:

Thor & Daryl ep. 2 

Other:

23 Reasons Why “The Great British Bake Off” is the Best Show on Netflix

Planner Related:

How to Find the Perfect Traveler’s Notebook Size

How I Successfully Downsized My Planner

To Ponder:

Losing a Grandparent Changed My Life (I could have written this)

Why “Fine” Sucks

The Strongest Girls are the Ones with Anxiety

Travel:

How to Start a Travel Fund

Writing Related:

5 Reasons I Started Blogging Again

 

 

 

 

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WYWN: Planner Collection

If you’re a regular follower of my blog and YouTube channel, you’ve no doubt heard about my Planner Collection. In this What’s Your Why Not post, I explain why I decided to collect planners. And no, it’s not JUST because they were pretty.

My planner use and collection has changed over the last two years. The above picture is of my current collection. Here’s the video link where I go through them one by one.

In December 2014, I discovered the Planner Addict World and fell down the Rabbit Hole. I was fully committed to ringed binders at that point. I went from a 3 ring DayRunner to a 7 ring Franklin Covey Sierra, and it morphed from there.

I did buy some planners because they were pretty. My DayTimer Malibu in Rose Gold is the perfect example of this. I also, briefly, owned an aqua Franklin Covey Day1One with a crocodile simulated pattern. It was gorgeous!

Why did I start collecting planners? Each one has a function, like a purse. Some days I feel like using a particular planner/binder/leather cover. Ladies will understand this completely. Instead of having a bunch of loose inserts and papers, I corral them into various systems and I know where everything is.

Each one I still own has a story and a purpose. I’ve gotten past the keeping because it’s pretty (or I’d still have the aqua croco Day1One).

We all have collections. What’s something you collect?

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March 2017 Passion Planner Flip Thru

Another month gone by! Time for my March 2017 Passion Planner Flip Thru!

This month a pretty much a typical one for me. I learned some things about how to properly use my Passion Planner and change some things up where I need to.

Proper Use

I’ve had the nasty habit of not properly utilizing the weekly to do lists. At the beginning of March, I not only filled in the To Do lists, made time to actually get the stuff done during the week. I know this sounds silly to some, but I wasn’t doing that.

I also reached my 3 Month GameChanger 10 days ahead of schedule! I finished typing up my manuscript on March 28, when the goal was April 9. I realized March 8 that I was only half-way through typing it up and I need to get my butt in gear.

Personal Changes

I know we can download a weekly tracker off the Passion Planner website. But I just write mine in each week. I do Bing points, vitamins, etc. and a U M T W R F S for the days of the week afterwards. If I remember to take my vitamins, I just put a red check over the day’s letter.

This has especially helped with my Work To Do list. I have daily tasks I have to do at work, and while I most likely won’t forget to do them, it is nice to have a place to Check Off that I’ve done that task.

Another personal change I made is using the Today’s Focus area for my meal planning. Someone on one of the Passion Planner Facebook groups shared this tip, and it’s been working great.

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