If making your life a little more organized is on your to do list this year, you may be thinking of your physical spaces such as your house and your office. One of my goals is to merge real life with virtual tools resulting in a more efficient way to manage day to day priorities. I know what I need to do today and tomorrow but I don’t usually plan my life out very far. As I result, I am often times waiting until the last minute to get things done that I want… or need to do. Can you relate? Do these questions sound familiar?
- What is today?
- What do I need to do this week, month, year?
- How did we get to xxx already?
- How did I miss… ?
- I really wanted to do xyz for ________ but time just got away from me
One of my personal goals is to utilize online tools to help me prioritize things like weekend activities, projects and blogging. Some old habits are hard to break and I kept going to a paper planner/calendar. I have noticed that there are a ton of “printable” projects and guides online. While I love the idea and appreciate the work that goes into these, I don’t want to create more paper for you. I refused to fall into that old habit and create a “printable” planner so I am going to utilize Evernote. I could have made a much prettier “printable” but for now function is much more important than design AND you can print it if you REALLY want to.
Why use Evernote?
Evernote is a great tool to create notes and lists, organized by notebooks, searchable by keywords and available online and offline from most smartphones, tablets and computers. It is pretty flexible and not as quirky as google docs (although it does have its quirks).
A few notes:
- The preview format may look slightly different than the downloaded format. The formatting will correct when you copy the note into your Evernote notebook
- The layout was created in a vertical format so it is easier to use on your smartphone or tablet
- Feel free to modify the templates that I created for your needs
Stayed tuned for more SIMPLE technology solutions for everyday problems.
p.s. If you want me to share my secret on how I created these calendars in less than an hour, tweet TodaysModernParent