Organizing My Thoughts

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I have thoughts going through my brain constantly.  Sometimes, I feel like I am inside a tv and someones always changing my channels.  :o. Is it just me??????

Well, after several failed attempts of keeping all of these ideas, lists, thoughts all in my head alone, I have found several techniques in reigning in these thoughts. I thought I would share with you.IMG_3939.JPGIMG_3940.JPGIMG_3941.JPG
IMG_3937.JPG(Okay, I guess you noticed….I joined Planet of the Readers recently.  Not only am I already legally blind with farsightedness and an astigmatism, but now I am nearsighted, too.  What’s next?  BI-FOCALS!!!!???? Hopefully, Gucci makes a stylish pair!;))

First of all, I am a paper and pencil girl.  I can’t type those little letters on my phone fast enough, much less see them!!  So, I can’t live without my planner.  I take it everywhere.

I like this one.  It has an overview of the month on one page, and then day-by-day pages.  I write doctor’s appointments, parties, birthdays, field trips, etc., on the overview.  And, I write what I plan to do on the individual days.  fullsizeoutput_1ecf.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ed0.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ed1.jpegI ALWAYS use a pencil for those changes that always come up.  And, I cross off each day after it happens.  It gives me a clearer picture.fullsizeoutput_1ed2.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ed5.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ed4.jpegIn the back, I take notes.  If I find an Etsy shop I like, I will write it down, because I WILL forget!  If we have a good bottle of wine, I will jot this down.  I list blogs that I find that I like and have them organized by cooking, fashion, home decor, etc.  I also list any brands that I like.  fullsizeoutput_1ec7.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ec8.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ec9.jpegfullsizeoutput_1eca.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ecb.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ecc.jpegI have found this brand  of lists off of Amazon.  I LOVE THEM!  One is a weekly list to things to do.  One is a weekly meal layout.  And the other is an itemized grocery list in order of departments.

I love that they are magnetic, so when I am in the kitchen and am out of something, I can add it to the grocery list!

So, I fill these out weekly to help me organize my thoughts on groceries, meals, and to-dos.

*This brand also has a packing list here  for big trips.  I am definitely going to get these for our summer beach trip!

fullsizeoutput_1ece.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ecd.jpegWhenever I am at Marshall’s or T.J. Maxx, I will pick up these little notebooks.  I keep these in my purse for when ideas will pop into my head….whether it’s a recipe, teaching idea, craft, or blog post.

So there you have it!  How do you organize your thoughts?

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

Outfit details: sweatshirt//earrings

Lists:  Meal list pad//Grocery list pad//Weekly to-do list pad

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