Last month I began to feel a little out of control. I felt that there were things I needed to do and they were falling through the cracks. This began to bug me more and more, and I decided I needed to do something about it.
My therapist helped to put things in perspective. I was speaking to her about my feelings on the matter and she asked what would be the consequences if I didn’t do the things I was worried about. I had to admit that there were no serious consequences looming. None of the things that I was concerned with were terribly important. But all the same, I felt like I was not as in control of things as I should be.
The upshot is that I went online and ordered a Franklin Dayplanner (Technically, a Franklin Covey Dayplanner). In the past I used a Franklin for a number of years. It always worked for me. And I seem to do better with a paper planner than trying to do everything digitally. I am using the two pages per day set up. It is what I have always used. I sometimes wonder if a weekly spread would be more helpful. But it does give me lots of room to make notes when I choose, although I am often left with lots of blank space. I have been using the planner for a few weeks now. Everything I was concerned about is now written down in a trusted system. I feel better. And really, that is the main purpose of the exercise.
My life is really not all that complicated, and I wonder if my planner is overkill. There are other planners that might work for me. But for now, I am committed to faithfully using my planner through June. By then I will be able to see if I think I am really benefitting by using it. At that time I will either continue using it or try something different.