I also record how far I've swum or and how long I've been running for - it's supposed to help with motivation apparently. Also I've signed up to do the half Moonwalk for Breast Cancer in May so I need to remind myself how far away - or close - it is !! Occasionally I'll also keep a note of social events like meeting a friend for afternoon tea or something even more momentous like a holiday - no such luck so far on this one sadly.
Usually I plod round the shops looking for a suitable diary and end up with something temporary only to have to buy another one a month later. Thanks to the lovely folks at Personal Planner I chose a personal planner that was custom made for me from the front cover - which you can personalise with your own image - to the individual pages. I was able to pick all the sections and the layout of the pages so I don't have random bits that I never use and I can record things like my list of jobs for the day and if I've done any exercise or not. The hope is that if I have to put it into my planner I will be more likely to actually make time to go for a swim or a run - let's see shall we ?
The pages have plenty of room to record what I want to be reminded of and there's even a calendar so I can plan ahead. It's the kind of diary and planner that I need and I designed it myself.
Every year I have a trauma finding the right diary for me. In the past I've tried the larger ones with fabulous photos, but they were far too big for my handbag and I ended up replacing them with a small handbag diary that was functional, but not all that nice to look at. You can choose all the accessories too like the ruler that I have inside mine to mark the pages and in case I need to measure something - well you never know do you ?
The best thing about the personal planner is that I know it's suitable for my needs. I chose a design that is compact enough for my handbag and that has all the prompts I need for my life. You can have a look at the full range at the Personal Planner Website
Well actually the best thing is that you could win one of these beauties for yourself. WOO HOO !! The lucky winner of this giveaway can choose a planner in any size and design and it will be sent to you postage free - in around two weeks - so in time for the New Year if you are quick enough !
How to enter:
All you have to do is leave me a comment about what helps you to plan.
If you tweet about the giveaway too that would be lovely and you can have an extra entry into the draw. My twitter handle is @swazirodgers and the personal planner one is @pplannerUK.
I'll get my boy to pick a name at random from a Santa themed hat on the closing date of Fri 13th Dec at midday - lucky for someone.
Good luck !!