My new Knitters Planner arrived and I’m switching over from 2022 to 2023. This is my third or fourth year using this planner and I think I have perfected “system”.
First up, I have fully embraced frixion pens and markers so that I can always adjust my stuff. Secondly, all the color coding. It makes me feel more in control than I am. Next up I use the back of this planner to track my projects all year long. It really gives me an idea of how much or little I create.
I use the main body of the planner in weekly planning mode. I try to fill it out every Sunday or first thing Monday so I get a feel for my week. I keep track of some micro goals each week as well. I may or may not refer back to it during the week but the preparation alone feels good.
I have my planner and my go to crock pot cookbook….I’m ready to take on this busy week. I am really liking the meal planner insert and I’m using the pages to keep of what I accomplish instead of what I have to get done. It’s been empowering in a time of high stress. I am really enjoying my planner and color coding so far in 2020.
Tonight’s recipe is meatloaf and mashed potatoes magically all cooked in my instant pot and waiting for me when the family gets home tonight. It takes some prep time the night before but really the Instant Pot does all the heavy lifting. And bonus, if I call it “Meatloaf Cake” then my kids gobble it up.
Now I need to plan out the rest of the week! Happy Cooking!!
I’m a planner. I’m a color coding fool. I like to keep my thoughts and plans on paper. I get a thrill from making a list and crossing things off the list as they get done. In past years for my work life I have kept a planner that helped me from going insane or forgetting things. I think it has made me a better employee and project manager.
So this year I decided to add one for my personal life. So why wouldn’t it be knitting themed?? I did a lot of research on the internet and settled on The Knitters Planner after I saw how much Megan of the Stockinette Zombies used hers.
It was an investment for sure. There were many other options that would have been more inexpensive. But this one has space for personal tracking, knitting features and a few adds on to help my day to day crazy.
I’m only a few weeks in but I have been tracking my meal planning, downloading all of my to-dos onto paper so my brain has more space and just getting inspired for my 2020 knitting plans. I’m definitely not a full blown bullet journaler, with a full time job and two tiny humans I just don’t have the minutes in the day. And I may not get to all my goals and have to give myself some grace. But for right now I feel energized and more in control of my chaos.