If you’re a successful, young, educated individual at this very point in time there’s a high chance that you’re a very busy bee. And being a busy bee can be so exhausting when you have to remember a billion things and have bills to pay amongst other adult-y chores.
Up until recently, I was literally driving myself to sickness because I was simply so overwhelmed with everything that I needed to do and I had to remember it ALL. I burnt myself out trying to keep my priorities in check and even though I am A) An adult B) An adult with an iPhone C) An adult with a degree, I still couldn’t manage to remember everything I needed to do know/do.
All the apps and notifications in the inter-webbed universe couldn’t keep me organized. So I took the one route I know works for me: WRITING SHIT DOWN.
I went out and purchased the most amazing agenda/planner I have ever come across and though it’s not matte black, I have no regrets. I began writing down my schedule for work and I then had a clearer, bigger picture on when I actually have some days off (rarely ever) and when I can squeeze in some quality time with my friends and family.
The bigger picture: Being able to see your entire months schedule right in front of you allows you to plan other activities better. so even though you work 40 hours a week, the days you do get off seem closer.
keep track of your hours at work: if you work on a per/hour basis, it’s absolutely great to keep track of your monthly hours and monthly earnings.
recording important details of your days: from running to the bank on your break or making a quick pitstop at bath & body works to pick up some new hand cream.
your schedule for yourself: it’s so important to make time for yourself and spend time with yourself. whether that be at Starbucks or at indigo trying to find yourself a bomb-ass agenda
it saves you the hassle of having to remember every.single.detail. From all the phone numbers of your coworkers to your boyfriend’s mother or how much money you have to deposit to your sisters account or even how thick your paycheque will be at the end of the month.
I find that even though we live in such an advanced era, I believe that I remember things better when I physically write them down. It’s so gratifying to be able to pick up my planner and cross out the days I’ve worked and circle my payday and put a heart sticker on the big date night! There’s something so juvenile, archaic yet oh so charming about owning a physical agenda post university. Check out the link below to my favorite book store!