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My Quick and Easy Memory Planner System


This is the last post in the blog series that Francine and Nancy and I have been doing these last few weeks about Memory Planners. Check out my other posts, I talk about how I got into memory planning and I show you my process for decorating my memory planner.  Today, I share my system to help you with your memory planning.

I hope these tips will be helpful to you!

1. I set a timer on my phone to remind myself to journal everyday.  At first it went off at 9pm, but I was always hitting snooze and eventually turning it off and not journaling because it was a busy time, trying to get the children asleep and winding down my day.  I realised that 10am was a quiet time of day, most days.  So now it goes off at 10am and I am able to journal 3-4 times a week.

2. I have my memory planner out and ready. When my timer goes off all I need to do is pick up my pen and write.  It's in a drawer that is  high enough that I can write in it, right in the drawer and then I can close it up.  It doesn't have to be out on a desk or table, cluttering up my room.


3. I take the current week's page out of the binder rings and lay it on top.  I'm left handed so those rings get in the way.  I'm able to write a lot neater when the page is clear of the rings.


4. I wait until the back of the page is journalled on before I decorate the front side.  I hate having to write over the bumps and lumps from cards, die cuts, stickers and even thin washi tape.  So I won't decorate a spread until the left hand side of the following spread is journalled on.


 Now that the 13th, 14th and 15th are journalled, I can go back and do the spread for the 7th-12th.


5.  I decorate the 'extra pages' all at once.  I like to spend a good bit of time on the creative part of my memory planner so I do all the extra pages for each month together at one time.  This saves me time as I don't have to work to get those creative juices going!


6.  I keep all of the supplies for my memory planner in the drawer with the planner.  It can get a bit messy, but it makes decorating much quicker.


There you have it!  I hope that you have enjoyed this blog series.  Here are links to the other 2 posts:

Introduction to Memory Planners
How I use my Memory Planner

And don't forget to stop by to see how Francine and Nancy are doing with their new Memory Planners!