Welcome to another week in review here at Createyou86. Our solution to weekly journaling.
1.) Yesterday my post its finally arrived from China after a second time of the eBay seller having to send it out because it either got lost in the mail, or someone helped themselves to it. I have officially decided that i will not order anything from China off of eBay or most likely any purchase that will take more than a few days even if it is super cute, and very cheap. The 99 cent price wasn't worth the 2 month wait or even the 1 month wait that it was supposed to be. I would rather go to the Dollar Spot, or Dollar Tree, and get something there.
2.) Our August blog series has come to an end. If you missed any of the August series you can feel free to check it out HERE! Our September blog series will begin Tuesday September 1, 2015 and will have 9 posts each Monday, and Thursday after so be sure to check that out!
3.) I will have quite a few reviews coming up for the blog. Here is a sneak peek at the products.
4.) When Createyou86 first started YouTube we did a Ask Anything Series. The end of September will mark our 1 year Blogiversary, and we would like to follow that series up with an update. Please feel free to leave us some questions below, and we will answer them via an updated YouTube video!
We really hope that you are enjoying these sneak peeks into our weeks here at Createyou86.
How was your wee? Did you complete everything that you set out to do? Let us know in the comments below or ASK ANYTHING!
Welcome to the last post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger. Your time is precious....just how precious? How can you get the most amount of blogging done in one night? Batching.....batching is the answer. Sometimes i am great at batching, and i get tons of work done, but other times i'm not. I enjoy batching, and Secret #7 Having a List of Blog Post Ideas helps a ton. More times than not i will select a few topics, create Word documents, title the pages, and set a timer per post. The timer is the most important part. If i don't have some sort of timer set, there is no point in me batching my work. My mind wanders, and i can get too involved thinking, and don't do enough writing. One of the things that also helps me with batching is Secret #6 Having a Designated Blogging Area. Being in my own little blogging space helps my concentration, and completion rate. My time is valuable, and while i love, love, love writing blog posts I also enjoy a good gaming binge with my fiance, or hanging out with friends. Secret #5 Having an Editorial Calendar helps me to choose the right topics to batch together on a certain date or which topics to attach to a certain blog series, and further helps me to get the most out of my batching. I try not to do any batching on Monday's. Planning, blogging, or batching on a Monday seems to make my week more manic, and the whole point of batching is to make Secret #4 Manic Monday No More. I know that my planning routine could possibly be overwhelming for other people because of all of my planning goodies. Admittedly i have begun to cut back, and use the products that i already AKA (Every month is now a no spend planner goody month.) I have a bust fund that i can use on myself, but i am saving up for something of a little bit more substance than sticky notes from the dollar spot at Target, or something planner related from the dollar tree. Secret #3 Minimizing Your Planning Goodies has helped me feel better about saving for a larger more meaningful purchase. I have made it very clear in previous posts that Pinterest, and Instagram, and other social media, and smart devices can be helpful when blogging, but there comes a time when you should be focusing on other things to help you in blogging, or Secret #2 Limit Your Smart Device Time. Ok here is the last thing. One way to keep up with batching efficiently is to make sure that you are updating your planner blog or otherwise Secret #1 Update Daily or Nightly. This will keep your planning, and batching organized. There is nothing we love at Createyou86 more than an organized planner or blogger!
We really hope that you enjoyed our August Blog Series, and that you are looking forward to September's! Same time, and place each week.
Do you use batching? Does it truly help you save time? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to another Transformation Tuesday here at Createyou86. At the end of September this blog, and business will be two years in the making. I can't even believe it. This has been such an amazing journey, and i am so glad that i have been lucky enough to share it with all of you . I want to be honest in that i did not pick this topic today. The other half of Createyou86 did (James). Many times when asked what motivates me i keep it simple, and answer that "i enjoy it, or i like doing it". James has challenged me to expand on my feelings.
Where is my motivation in planning? As i have discussed several times before, and if you follow this blog you would know that before finding planning almost two years ago i NEVER USED A PLANNER. Not for school, not for life, not for anything. I have enjoyed immensely learning about planning, blogging, and organization, but i enjoy putting my own spin on the topics, and what i use to achieve my planning, blogging, and organization goals.
When i decided that i wanted to be a Fauxdori Creator i decided that i wanted to be completely unique in what i used to create my product, and i feel that i achieved that. Yes, i have watched hundreds of planner videos LITERALLY HUNDREDS! However, I try to keep my planner unique. I don't have all of the planner stickers that people buy from Etsy, I don't have the most recent, or most expensive planners, and i most likely don't even have the same setup as your planner does. To me planning is all about being unique in the way that you plan, and using what works for you. I feel in my planning concept that i have achieved this, and it motivates me to keep on planning the way that i do because it helps me achieve what i need to do.
When watching YouTube i love how other people make their YouTube videos, but i always want my videos to be a little bit different, and most importantly honest. I don't have a DSLR Camera, and i don't have an awesome color coded office to sit in (yet). It is just me in my own personal environment, and i'm okay with that.
Because i was never organized before i never had a true sense of achievement. I think this is why i enjoy planning, and organization so much now. I can't get enough of the community, and planning honestly simply makes life easier. I never knew i could kind so much enjoyment in planning my days, weeks, months, and years. Planning is an ever changing art form, and i intend to change with it.
I hope that this article has given you some perspective, and has given you a little bit of insight into who i am, and why i plan. I really enjoyed taking a deeper look at why i do what i do, and what motivates me.
What motivates you? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to the seventh post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of The Organized Planner & Blogger. The second half of this series has been focusing on making your goal of being the organized blogger you want to be a reality.
We have all been there, and when i first started blogging i made the mistake of having a very ambitious blogging schedule. I enjoy all of the posts that i do, but I found myself constantly in a pitch to get topics to write about. Don't get me wrong searching Pinterest, and other blogs is fun, and educational for my niche, but not when you are trying to find quality content at the last minute to make sure that you are posting according to your blog schedule it can be not only stressful, but can make blogging something you don't look forward to. Some days i dreaded blogging because i wasn't sure of a topic to write about. As i read more, and more blogs about being an organized blogger, and came up with my own type of blog organization i realized that having a running list of blog topics is the best way to go.
Do you have a list of blogging topics that you keep? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to our Week In Review here at Createyou86. Our solution to weekly journaling.
1.)This week i finally received my New York Yankees hand painted Chuck Taylors from an Etsy seller via the New York Yankees Rewards App.
I am not affiliated with Louder Rewards in any way, and i have to say that for the amount of work that you have to do to win a prize (I am working on a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card) it really is not worth the effort. You would be better off entering a giveaway than using this app. I had the app for only three days before winning these shoes. The aftermath is why i will keep working towards my Amazon gift card, but would not recommend this app to anyone. In order to receive this reward i was contacted by one of the apps representatives. You are required to fill out a form with all kinds of personal information. If addition to that you need to personally sign the paper. You cannot use a script font you have to physically sign the release for the prize which i did via my phones editing app. I sent this back to the representative, and i was told that the shoes were hand painted by a seller on Etsy, and that they would contact the seller by the end of the week, and that the shoes would go out to me the following week. This was on Tuesday June 30, 2015. I had what i feel were way too many set backs "from the vendor", and the representative would take at some points weeks between updating me with information. At one point the vendor sent out the shoes, and sent them to a completely different address all the way across the country when i only live a few hours from where the vendor sends from. This made me disappointed most of all because i was required to do all of the additional work of making sure the paper with my address was hand signed. I finally received the shoes which at the most should have taken a week maybe two on Wednesday August 19, 2015. The only compensation that i received for the almost 2 month comedy of errors is that the representative offered to add 5,000 points to my rewards account (i still have no way of knowing if this was actually done). In the end this really isn't compensation because those are the least amount of points that you can get per day, and when you need 500,000 points to get your gift card 5,000 points is insignificant.
The only plus is that they do giveaways every ten hours or so, and you can enter every day. There are all kinds of rewards from purses, to clothing, to shoes, to bedding. I would not recommend the app to anyone, but i am too far invested to getting my reward to just delete the app. However, once i get it i will be deleting it!
2.) On a lighter note Our August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger has been posted, and this coming week is the last week. We will have a new series for September so stay tuned for more information about that. If you are new to this series you can check out the first post here.
3.) On a personal note Createyou86 is very excited to announce that we are MOVING!!! On November 1, 2015 we will be making the cross country trek to Pennsylvania. There will be plenty of posts about our trip.
Did you accomplish everything that you planned this week? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to the sixth post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger. This is the second post in the second half of the series focusing on being a more organized blogger.
A very important part of being a blogger is having a designated blogging area. Depending on the type of blogger you are this could mean a few different things. You may be a travel or on the go blogger so being close to your phone at all times to take photos, and be posting may be the only area that you need. On the other hand you may be a stay at home mom who home-schools her kids. This might mean that you need to schedule some quiet time in a family office where your computer or laptop is, and you may even wait until the kids go to sleep in order to have some space to yourself to blog. You might be a student who goes to the library or sits in a quiet area on campus to do their blogging. I on the other hand blog from my bedroom. Here are a couple of quick tips to take into account when choosing your designated blogging area.
What do you do to make your designated blogging area efficient? Let us know in the comments below!
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Welcome to another Transformation Tuesday at Createyou86. To be completely honest i feel like there just isn't enough positivity in the world today. I have been a very very pessimistic person from the get go, and i have been through some things that make it seem okay that i am like that. Many days i find it hard to find the silver lining. I also deal with serious clinical depression, but that's a story for another day. However, lately i have been searching for some positivity in the little things. In order to do this i search Pinterest once a week for a positive quote to put in my planner so that i can look at it, and remind myself that everything is going to be okay, or that the world might seem like a crappy place, but i have plenty of positivity in my life. I also check Instagram several times a day to look at images that are appealing to me or that i think are positive. Many times this is planner related. I have realized over the past year, and a half that the planner community brings me a lot of joy weather it is a photo of someone else's planner or doing something with my own it takes away the stress for a little while, and creates a sense of calm. Be sure to check out the places that inspire me the most! I hope that some of the things that inspire me can help you in some way, shape or form!
Where do you go for some positivity? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to our week in review here at Createyou86. This is our solution to weekly journaling.
1.) This week was the other half of Createyou86's Birthday! We made a day of it doing things that James wanted to do, and it ended with us having dinner together at Macaroni Grill. He had the Chicken Alfredo, and I had the Margarita Pizza bother were very good. He even got a free desert. Anything that he wanted off of the desert menu. Needless to say we both left stuffed, and satisfied. Here is a collage of our photos from dinner.
2.) This week, actually on James' birthday i purchased The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. I am obsessed with this series of games. If you have ever played Skyrim you know that people have been waiting for about 4 years for the newest game in the series to hit consoles. Well the game hit consoles in the beginning of July, and i just bought it. I pretty much can't put it down. I purchased it for XBOX ONE, and i was a bit confused when i did.
Herein lies my confusion. When i purchased the game i had known already that it was originally an online PC game, and that there was a subscription required to play. On the cover of the box it says that there is no game subscription required, but don't be fooled. I WAS!.....because this is an online game you are still required by XBOX or PLAYSTATION or have an internet connection, and their MONTHLY XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP ($9.99 per month) or whatever the playstation membership is. Hence i am not sure why it says "No game subscription required" when in fact there is a game subscription required. In the end it truly didn't matter i purchased the XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP, and have been on my way questing, and exploring, and couldn't be happier with the game itself i just wish that the marketing was done a little bit better to explain what is truly needed to play the game.
3.) If you don't know by now i am currently taking the #BetterSkinChallenge from Maybelline. Influenster was nice enough to provide me with the product to test and review, and i have been doing so via social media. I am absolutely loving this product. This product is safe enough to wear daily. This product helps with clearing up your complexion as well as blemishes. I have had several comments about how flawless this foundation makes my skin look, and it is true. The product is awesome, and it lasts a long time. The color i was provided is called IVORY, and it matches my skin perfectly. I saw the product in CVS pharmacy this past week, and there are so many different shades that you are certain to find a product that fits your skin tone, and i can almost guarantee that you will love it, and purchase it again. I know i will be! Also the product is so light it doesn't even feel like you are wearing foundation, and it doesn't give a caked on look so it is perfect for layering other products that you use along with your foundation.
4.) We hope that you are enjoying the Createyou86 August Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger Blog Series. You can check out the first post of this series here . This series is posted each Monday, and Thursday in August. If you have a request for a series you would like to see in the future please feel free to either leave a comment or email us with your thoughts we would love to hear what you are looking forward to reading here.
5.) Lastly i will finally be doing my eBay haul video of the planner goodies that i purchased in June. I am still waiting on one of the products to arrive, and i will post on social media when that particular piece arrives. Check out our YouTube Chanel tonight for that video, and a couple of other new videos as well!
Thanks for taking some time out of your weekend to hang out and read our week in review. We hope that you are enjoying this series!
Be sure to let us know if you got everything done on your To-Do list this week in the comments below!
Welcome to the fifth post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series: Secrets of The Organized Planner & Secrets of The Organized Blogger. This post marks the end of the organized planner aspect of the series, and propels us into the part of the series about being an organized blogger.
So you have started your blog, and you decide that you want to post more than once a week or once in a while. In order to keep in good SEO standings with Google, and for your page to show up closer to the top of a Google search you should be posting to your blog three (3) times per week. For some people this can propose a challenge when they work, have kids, and a social life, or even school events, classes, and working. There are a whole bunch of different lifestyles which may make blogging a challenge. We are here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way if you want to be a serious blogger!
The greatest thing you can do for yourself as a blogger who plans to blog relatively often or at least up to Googles standards is to get a planner. It could be a monthly planner from the Dollar Tree for $1.00 or some other store where they sell them super cheap. This would not be something i would put a huge amount of money into. You could even print your own calendars like this one. The photo showed below came from a woman who makes her own monthly calendar sets. This one is from a few months ago. check out her page here KellyJaneCreative. She is awesome and her designs are super cute. The one below i printed, and put in an A5 Filofax, but you don't have to do that you can do it however you choose!
What is great about these particular calendars is that she sends them in a set. They are undated, and you can print as many as you like. You can see the hole punches on the left side, and i simply folded it in half to make the paper size fit. This is what Createyou86's Editorial Calendar looks like this month. This is not my particular way of planning out posts, but i figured it would be a great way for everyone to see what we do every month, and how you might consider scheduling your posts on your own editorial calendar. Using this method allows you to plan other things on this calendar as well. I'm sure if you have a Fauxdori you could have a blogging book or calendar, and it wouldn't take up much space, but you would have it with your important information which makes planning around you posts very easy. If you wanted to you could even color code your posts, but if i could give any blogger any type of advice it would be to plan, and use an editorial calendar to save yourself time, and aggravation.
On a side note Createyou86 will be moving across country come November 1st so there will be a definite change in planning, and organization of posts. Not only will we be on the East Coast, but there will be several other life changes that will take place as well.
There are still three more secrets about being an organized blogger that will be revealed before the end of August so be sure to check those out on Monday's, and Thursday's.
Do you use an editorial calendar to keep your blog organized? If so which type? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to the fourth post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger. This is the last post in the planner part of this series. Do we ever really think about why Monday's are so crazy for us?
Think about your Monday schedule for a few minutes, maybe even take a few minutes to write it down. When we wake up on a Monday morning we are still feeling the effects of the weekend. Maybe you went to bed later than normal on Saturday night, and spent Sunday just relaxing. Your body is not recovered. Most business people need to be at work by eight or nine AM. Depending on weather you take a shower at night or in the morning that might mean that you need to wake up 35 minutes to an hour early to take a shower and get ready, get the kid(s) ready for school and off to the bus, head out. Then, maybe you stop for coffee on your way into work, just to get to work to open 40 unread emails, and go to morning meetings. This can even be a Monday morning experience for people who own their own companies or work from home. Just because you work from home doesn't mean that you just get to take it easy. The average entrepreneur works 60+ hours per week. Okay so enough with the facts.....how can you change your manic Monday's?
1.) Don't be manic! Push meetings that can be pushed to Tuesday's so you don't have the added stress of meetings on your Monday morning plate.
2.) Use Monday's for research. Who doesn't like research? This gives you an extra day to get meeting information out of your mind, and organized without the panic of thinking my meeting is Monday morning, and i'm not sure that i have all of the information correct.
3.) Not only can you use Monday's for research, but you can also schedule time to knock out those email's that probably stacked up over the weekend. This probably wouldn't be the first thing on my list, but its relatively stress-less so i would make time for it at some point. Then you have a clean slate for the rest of the week.
4.) Most Importantly TREAT YOURSELF! Monday's suck, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight so get yourself your favorite drink, and morning snack or breakfast, and prepare yourself to hunker down with that treat. It might make your Monday a little bit sweeter!
How do you make your Monday a little less manic? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to Transformation Tuesday at Createyou86. This can be a bit of a cliche post, but there are so many amazingly smart people with quotes that i love, and that inspire me everyday. This is my opportunity to not only share my favorites with all of you, but to inspire you. There is no specific topic for this post, and there are several different types of quotes included in the mix.
Andy Warhol was a cultural, and artistic genius. This quote can resonate with pretty much anyone. Everything i do in life i do so that i can create an amazing legacy. Weather it be creating Createyou86, or taking college classes I have had in mind that i need to leave behind something great if not for my children, then for my children's children. Leave something great behind, and create your own legacy!
Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author of all time. His words sink into my being. He is one of the greatest science fiction writers of this generation. Have you ever sat back, and thought "If i had done ________ would things be different? I haven't. I don't have any regrets for the things that i have done, and if i see an opportunity i take it unless i feel that there would be a negative impact, or something would drastically change for the worse. What opportunities are you looking at from a distance? Go get it!
From someone who has been called bossy most of her life this quote packs some punch. I never thought of myself as bossy, but i guess type A personalities never really think that about themselves. If you think about it some of the greatest coaches, and minds have been called bossy, or dictator in response to how they deal with people. Vince Lombardi one of the greatest football coaches of all time was frequently called a dictator with good reason. He got shit done, and he won games. George Washington was one of the greatest minds, and military general's of our time, and has been called a genius in leadership. When did bossy become a bad word? I understand a good leader isn't always overbearing, and bossy, but they are certainly controlling in certain ways. I wish people had told me i had great leadership skills as a child, it may have helped with where i wanted to be as a professional.
Like i said before Kurt Vonnegut speaks to me. I don't think that this quote could be more appropriate. It never fails that every time i open up Facebook, or turn on the news there is another reason to be embarrassed about being human, the most recent being the trophy hunting of defenseless beautiful, and endangered animals. You know who else keeps trophies of their victims?.......serial killers......just saying. There are so many other things we could be doing to help the world, and this isn't one of them. Do the world, and humans a favor, and be awesome!
We hope your enjoyed this post. What are some of your favorite quotes? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to another week in review here at Createyou86, our solution to weekly journaling.
1.) This week i received my Buteo Bunker Fieldnotes Size Leather Fauxdori. A new video has just been posted. You can check that video out along with my first impression video here!
2.) We have an August Blog Series going on throughout the month, and here are the topics
3.) I am currently working on social media posts, and the like for my Maybelline Voxbox. Look out for reviews of the product coming soon not only for the blog, but Facebook as well.
4.) We are currently having a Createyou86 Fauxdori Sale because we reached 1500 followers on Instagram. When you use the code 1500 you get 10% off your purchase of $15.00
5.) On a side note we are having a rough week dealing with some family issues. If for any reason something does not post on a specific day we wanted to let you know that we will try to get each post up as soon as possible.
Thanks for taking some time to hang out, and read our week in review. Let us know in the comments below how your week was, and did you accomplish everything that you aimed for?
Welcome to the third post in the Createyou86 Secrets of an Organized Planner August Blog Series. If you are anything like me you have drawer upon drawer, upon plastic container, upon shelves full of planning goodies, and ephemera. Your stash might even look like the photo at the top of this post. Do you ever look at your stash, and think "When will I use all of this stuff?" I am pretty sure i have more pads of paper than i could ever use in a lifetime (i have been a paper hoarder since i was little. It started with the need to play school, and store with my neighbor friends!) As much as i would love to say that i use the Dollar Spot post it notes, and sticky tabs....don't get me wrong i use them, but again i could probably gift my children (who don't exist yet) some of these, and still have enough for my lifetime.
We found out yesterday that we will again be moving YAY! (We moved to California 2 years ago) and this will be a cross country move to Pennsylvania. This means we have to pack our lives into a Hyundai Elantra with a cat, and a small dog, and make our trek together. As much as i love the goodies......some of the goodies will have to go unless they can make it into a single large Tupperware container. It will honestly cause me serious anxiety to let some of these things go, but it is a necessary evil to lessen the weight in my car while traveling.
Do you ever feel over encumbered by your planner goodies? Is it completely necessary to have drawer upon drawer or sticky notes, tabs, stickers, and pads of paper/notebooks? It is time to re-evaluate your planner goodies, and how they make your life better, or are you hoarding these planner goodies to fill a void? I am starting small while cleaning out my planner goodies. I have thrown away half used sticky notes that i don't use anymore, ephemera that i can't see myself using even though at the time i thought they were adorable, and bringing my planning down to fieldnotes size. Will it stay this way? Who knows, i love all types of planners, but i don't love feeling like i have too much stuff even when it is pretty, cute, and i really really really want to keep it.
When was the last time you re-evaluated your planner goody stash? Does it sometimes give you anxiety? Let us know in the comments below!
A guest blog by James.
I have done quite a bit of traveling. I have traveled with my family, via buses, and airplanes. With each form of transportation there are negatives, and positives. These are my personal experiences.
Traveling with family by car or SUV. We love it, and we hate it. On the plus side we make memories that last a lifetime with stories to share around the table for years to come. You might finally have time to finish that bold you have e been waiting to finish. On the other hand you have the stress of everyone being together for long periods of time. Soon begins the nit picking, the being uncomfortable in your seat, and possibly smaller children being....children "Nananananana I'm not touching you!" (pointing finger at sister or brother about a centimeter from their face or body). There is even car sickness which is never enjoyable. There are also break downs. I mean they are cars, and they break down. It is a good idea to have supplies in case of an emergency: (Extra food, clothing, blankets, water, and a first aid kit for all of your vehicles).
The bus is another form of transportation that inhale used quite a few times. Greyhound is the main bus company across the US. Some of the disadvantages or traveling by bus is the amount of room in your seat. Much like a plane there is very minimal seat room which can make for an uncomfortable situation sitting next to someone who may not smell the best or snores. A second disadvantage much like flying is the issue of crying children. I get it....kids cry, but a crying child is the last thing you want to hear when you have fifteen hours between stations, and the child cries for five of those hours. Plainly stated it is just unenjoyable. Several times traveling by bus we were rerouted for construction reasons or delays due to maintenance. One of the draw backs of travel in by bus us not having the ability to shower. You can go 2 days traveling without showering, and little other than a sponge bath. The best parts for me about traveling across country by bus is that I got to stop in many places I otherwise never would have seen, and got to see the scenery along the way. Traveling by bus is also a relatively affordable way to travel.
Lastly planes. Nowadays planes are the way to go. You can make a journey from place to place in a matter of just a few hours. Depending on which airline you fly, and the time of year traveling by plane can be quite expensive, but still convenient. As I said before it is usually a snug fit with the amount of travelers on planes, and the screaming baby can be an issue if you don't have an MP3 player to listen to as well. One of the biggest disadvantages to flying are the constant weather delays. This past May on our way through Denver we had a slight unexpected delay due to rain, but made it to Philly safe, and sound.
I can honestly say that traveling by plane would be my preference regardless of the tight leg room, and crazy traveling heights. However, traveling in other ways has given me an appreciation for scenery, and each memory I have made.
In the end nothing fits the good, the bad, and the ugly better than travel, and these are my experiences.
What is your worst travel experience? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to the first post in the August Createyou86 Planning & Blogging Secrets Series. Twice a week we will be revealing secrets of the organized planner (first 4), and secrets of the organized blogger (last 4).
The first secret we are revealing in this series for being an organized planner is Update Daily or Nightly.
As a new planner you may still be working with your system to figure out your routine. We get it. We were once planning noobs too! This can even go for weathered planners. We highly recommend creating a daily or nightly routine for your planner. This may seem minute, but reflecting on the day before, and moving forward any undone tasks can help you keep on task more easily. This is precisely what I do each night/day. I check off tasks as I complete them, and move anything forward that hasn't been completed nightly. This system has helped keep me very organized, and not be caught off guard. One of the things I can't stand is looking at my planner, and having forgot about something the next day that is very important or even just somewhere I need to be.
We hope that you are excited about this series! Do you have a daily or nightly planning routine? Let us know in the comments below!
See you Thursday for secret #2!
Welcome to Week in Review. This is a continued series from a link up that we did in July. We think it is a good idea to take inventory of the weeks events, but we are not huge journalers so we thought this was a better solution for Createyou86. We hope that you enjoy this new weekly series on the Createyou86 blog.
1.) This week I received my Maybelline Voxbox. Be sure to check out any @Createyou86 social media for updates regarding this new product. (hint: I am very excited about this product.)
2.) #Onebookjuly2015 has officially ended, and it was awesome as usual. This was our second go around with the challenge. We learned alot, and a new product review will be coming soon! Until then be sure to check out our Youtube #onebookjuly2015 Playlist .
3.) I am still waiting for one of my eBay purchases to arrive, and I am considering doing the review posts/videos before the last product arrives because it could be another couple of weeks before the product arrives. Look out for those posts and videos very soon.
4.) Lastly we will be starting our new August blog series tomorrow Monday August 3, 2015. Each week we will release secrets of the organized planner, and blogger. This series will be posted on Monday's, and Thursday's in August. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.
How was your week? Did you achieve everything that you planned? Let us know in the comments below!