12 March 2023

Some thinking out loud

 I do well when I write things out or think out loud as I like to call it. I'm trying very hard to be more organized. To plan ahead more. And to keep better track of things. I use a planner but not consistently. I have a habit of jumping from one thing to the next, planner or to-do list wise, and not really developing a good solid plan for any of them. So with the business and trying to get things off the ground, I have decided I need to be dedicated to my planner. I need to come up with a plan that will work and then I need to really, really work it. 

First, I have a new notebook that I am going to devote to business stuff. I'm going to track all my expenses, bills, inventory, etc. in that notebook. I need one place to keep all that information so it's not all spread around. 

Next, in my planner, which I will carry with me day to day, I want to keep tasks that need to be completed and things I want to keep track of. So I had been using one of the freedom boxes for the Banana Stand, but I think I need a little more room. I want to be able to write down what I need to do and deadlines and such. Also, I think writing them on a weekly page will help me keep track of the week more. So the Banana Stand moves to the weekly pages. 

I also need to keep track of school stuff. I've been letting that fall by the wayside since I started the Banana stand. I need a place to keep track of school stuff so I don't forget - which I've been doing lately. 

Finally, I need to keep track of the money more closely. We have used up our reserves on the patio and I need to keep track of what we have and where it is going. So I'm thinking of putting expenses and such also in the weekly section. I do have the bills listed in the monthly calendar and I usually transfer them to the daily page, but I'm thinking of moving all that to the weekly section so that I have a good over view of the week. I also need to get back into the budgeting, but that's for another post. 

So here is my idea. In the weekly section, I have three sections each day: Banana Stand, Finances, School. This will give me a little space to write things down and also provide an overview of the whole week so I can see what's coming, what happened, and all that stuff. I'm going to try it this week and see what happens. Of course, this week I have no school, but there are things I want to get done so I can include them there. 

Okay, let's see what happens. 

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