It astounds me how many busy mums I meet don’t have an appointment diary.
If you are to fully embrace all that I am teaching here, then you need to purchase a diary today and start to use it immediately.
I prefer a page per day diary, as it gives me room to write all my notes and actionable activities. I use my diary for everything. I use spare pages to write notes from meetings, record my weekly wages, work out my finances and doodle my thoughts. If I have all my information in one place, then a short search will find it easily and quickly.
I also use my iCal on my iPhone and MacBook to remind me of appointments and events (and to back up my physical diary).
But the diary is where the main To-Do list gets kept and it is the thing that drives my productivity forward. It doesn’t need to be fancy, flowery or all singing and dancing (although if you were so inclined you could cover it with some pretty paper like you used to do with your school books as a child).
I cannot stress enough the importance of a physical diary. To be honest, I don’t really give a damn what you do with it. But if you want to be organised, productive and have half a chance in hell of achieving some long term goals, then you need to just get one.