So we all know that planners are for writing down what we need to do. But there’s something else we can write down that can also be very helpful.
What we’re not going to do!
Have you ever had one of those moments when you looked at your calendar and saw that a recurring appointment wasn’t written down? You couldn’t remember whether there was a reason it wasn’t written down or if you just forgot to write it down. You stressed over it until you finally double-checked.
That’s happened to me a lot so I solved that problem by writing down when I’m not doing something that I usually do. If the grandkids come over every Friday night to spend the night (which I always write on my calendar) but one week they’re not coming, where I would normally write “kids”, I write “NO kids”. That way, when I’m planning my week, I’ll know, without a doubt, that the kids aren’t coming and I didn’t just forget to write it down.
Yes, it takes up space on the calendar that could be used for something else, but it’s worth it to me. It eliminates stress, second-guessing and having to spend time following up.
Do you ever write down when you’re NOT doing something?