Hi everyone and happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend.
Today I’m sharing my first vlog in over a year, a “plan with me” video on how I set up my Happy Planner. This is the exact one I got. I love it and I’ve only been using it for 4 weeks.
I use a combination of the Happy Planner, Evernote, and Todoist to stay organized (more on Evernote and Todoist later). Personally, I feel like these 3 elements make my world go ’round. Enjoy the derpy face on my video lol!
So I had an organizational epiphany yesterday haha! I decided that I would jump on the Evernote game and see what this is all about.
TBH, I try to be organized but it’s hard to stay on top of everything while I run 2 businesses, keep my household in tact, and trying to work on my fitness. From marketing, accounting, sales, customer service, food logging, cleaning, laundry, meal prep…the list goes on and on when it comes to the responsibilities of a small business owner and person on-the-go. I’ve tried numerous methods to keep me organized but nothing has really seemed to work.
I’ve tried the “tried and true” method of writing things down. This works well when I’m at my desk either at the restaurant or at my home office, but my life is always on-the-go and I get a lot of my “AH-HA!” Moments while driving, at the gym, talking with friends, etc.
I’ve also tried using the Apple Notes and Reminders app, but the syncing functionality isn’t as quick as I thought it would be between all my devices as well as Charlie’s. There were numerous times I would list things in my grocery list on Reminders and even 24 hours later Charlie and I still couldn’t see it on our phones.
I know, first world problems right?!
So here we are back to Evernote. I’ve tried using it before but never really got the hang of it. But yesterday I made a decision to really try to give it a chance for a year and see how it works. It will obviously take some time for me to adjust to a new routine and method of staying organized but I have a good feeling that this might be the thing I’ve been looking for.
I’ve set up my notebooks as you can see above. I downloaded a calendar from Evernote’s Blog site to help me with post ideas and scheduling. Once a get a workflow that works for me I’ll be sure to share it with you all. Wish me luck!
What do you do to stay on top of all your tasks, events, ideas, etc? Share with me in the comments below. 🙂