As I continue to modify and establish a new routine as a retired person, breaking old habits has harder to do than expected. For example – I have been using the Covey (Franklin/Covey) or similar method for keeping my calendar, contacts, and important information for over 30 years. My notebook was often referred to as ‘my mobile brains’ and without it, well – things got difficult.
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In 2011 I moved away from the daily calendar to a weekly one – while making that transition was more complicated than expected – overall it was beginning to work. Then in April, I got an iPhone – so what better time to migrate to a smartphone! Makes sense, right? Well….perhaps. So for 2012, I have not purchased any paper calendars and forcing myself to use my smartphone – to be one with the digital environment.
January has also been the month in which I set about setting goals on getting things around the home front organized and get rid of the old, and things that are no longer needed. Clean up the files, file things that have yet to be filed, especially the tax related stuff, and “clutter control” everywhere.
While doing some research for this article, I found this interesting checklist http://www.getorganizednow.com/cl-month.html that you might find helpful. Another handy site to visit is http://getorganized.franklinplanner.com/page/organizing_month_0112.
We will check back with you later in the month to compare notes and see how you folks are doing and to report our status as well. Good luck!