Introducing my (faux) Filo

I am not a very organized person. I struggle with staying on a schedule. I’m great at writing one out …but follow through…horrible! This year I have made a choice to be more intentional with my days. I’m hoping that this day planner will help me.

I am currently using a DayRunnner that I purchased at Staples. I really wanted a Filofax but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much on something that isn’t habit for me yet. Maybe down the road after I use it for a while first.

Here she is…funny thing is, i actually call it my FauxFilo when I’m referring to looking at it IRL.

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When I open it up I have my color coding pens, some sticky notes, note paper and pictures of my children. ❤

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The DayRunner came with a calendar system, but I didn’t really like the colors.

I’m using the 2013 Planner by Crystal Wilkerson

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First section is my calendar (3 months worth). I have monthly calendars that fold out. Weekly 2=page calendar and a calendar specifically for homework.

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I keep the rest of the months in the back of my planner.

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I use these pretty stickers to reward myself for doing everything I planned that day.

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Next up is my Cleaning section (the planner I used had other sections, but I needed names that made sense to me, so I made my own tabs.) I made a Daily Routine, Daily cleaning, and weekly cleaning checklists. These fold out…the daily checklists have 4 weeks, the weekly checklist has 13 weeks.

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The Daily Deep Clean was taken from the 2013 Planner, I just retyped it and added it to my checklist I made.

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Next section is Health. To the left I have my goal weights (not shown…) and on the right I have my workout schedule. That sheet covering my goal weights is a sheet of stickers for rewards.

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This is my journal section. I love these 30-day challenge pages! My first goal is to do two full loads of laundry to try to keep on top of the laundry.

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This is my God section. I keep the current month and next month’s copies of In Touch magazine.

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So, there it is. So far it seems to be working for me! I’m praying that this will be an instrumental tool in re-training myself to be an intentional person!

Some other sections that aren’t shown (because they aren’t developed yet) are Design and Celebrate. The design will be Pinterest printouts that I plan on putting into motion. Celebrate has a protective envelope with greeting cards; also, a list of birthdays.

Do you have a planner? How long have you used a planner? I’d love to see it!

Agape,

 

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2 thoughts on “Introducing my (faux) Filo

  1. mppaul2

    Really nice planner, I love the God Section…do you print out the In Touch Magazine from the site or do you have a print subscription? I have a personal Filofax Finchley using for work and personal and I am contemplating moving back to my Franklin Covey Compact for the space.

    • Hello mppaul2, I’m sorry this is so late! I receive the In Touch magazine in my mailbox. 🙂 It’s free and I LOVE it!

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