If you have ADD you know the frustration of spending money on a planner you just know is going to work. Only 2 months later it has become best friends with the dust bunnies in your home.
Planners are even harder to deal with because subconsciously we have higher expectations of them. After all their purpose – their entire reason for being – is to help you stop forgetting things. To get you places on time, well prepared, and with matching shoes on.
If I find one that looks like it will work and spend around 20.00 on it I have not only made a financial investment but also a mental one. The mental investment is the hardest one for me to overcome, because the outcome isn’t what I wanted to see.
I spend money every week on crap. A cheap toy, a useless chotchky that when I get it home for some reason it doesn’t look right. I can overcome financial disappointments. I have done that for years. I haven’t seen hide nor hair of that rich uncle that is supposed supposed to be bringing me millions.
Ahhh But mental disappointments. I blame those on me. It’s my fault I wasted money on a planner that I can’t even remember to use. It is my defect that keeps me from being a perfectly put together homemaker. I failed that planner. Poor little guy. I’m a failure at this why can’t I find something that works??? Que the pity party that is only over once massive amounts of chocolate have been consumed.
I will tell you why. (Yes I do talk to myself in the third person.) Because you are trying to put a square peg in a round hole. You are different. You are unique. Every planting system out there is made by someone else. It fits their uniqueness not yours.
It’s like wearing your best friends heels to a fancy get together. They are the right size but they are contoured to her funky hammertoes. You can force yourself to wear them as uncomfortable as they are or you can take them off and dance in your bare feet.
So, force yourself into conforming to some one else’s idea of the perfect planner or build your own?
I build my own. I think that’s why I feel so in love with the agendio. I could build my own pages without the hassle of printing, binding, cutting, etc. That I have to deal with when I design my own pages.
Now it is time for you to decide. Do you build your own pages or force other planners to work?