1. Develop Your Own System
I did find that I liked the idea of a monthly "spread" and following up with "daily's." I plan to incorporate that into my own planner/journal. So far I have:
- 2017 Goals Page
- Monthly Spread
- Monthly Goals (Personal and Business)
- Accomplishments (at the end of each month)
I also noticed the debate of whether the book being shared is a planner or journal. Myleik's Hustle Journal is marketed as just that, a journal. There is no calendar, just lined paper. However, I have drawn my own planner onto the pages, so I guess I am merging the two. I wanted to use it more than just to do lists. I also wanted to move away from just depending on my Google calendar and start back physically writing things down more.
3. Create A Key
I color coordinated tasks and events in my Google calendar, and that has helped tremendously. I wanted to bring that system over to my planner/journal. I bought some inexpensive colored pens to use for different categories. My key is as follows:
- Black: Regular tasks
- Green: Finances
- Hot Pink: Blog
- Bright Orange (no red): Urgent matters
- Purple: General reminders
4. Evolve As You Go
I just started and have already changed my weekly layout, and plan to make changes in the future. Create a layout based on your needs and your schedule.