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Old 12-31-2009, 01:41 PM   #46
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That is gorgeous! I would relax looking at something like that. but would feel icky taking time to do it. But, my BFF in college made one, and I loved looking at hers. She's single and might enjoy making one for me.
This one I totally didn't get at first. I'm all about crafty stuff. But this had me . I went back to it today, and read through the end...she said it's nice "to write down the date and all the lovely little snippets of the day". That I could do/would do. Maybe at some point I'll do a memory journal or something like that...I just can't imagine being organized with something like that. I'd personally stay as scattered as I am right now.
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is it possible you are equating right-brained and artistic with disorganized? Organization does not look the same for a right-brained artistic person, but it does not have to be disorganization. I have learned that "disorganized" has often meant "trying hard to follow left brained ideas and use left brained tools and having them be ineffective".

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Old 12-31-2009, 01:48 PM   #49
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is it possible you are equating right-brained and artistic with disorganized? Organization does not look the same for a right-brained artistic person, but it does not have to be disorganization. I have learned that "disorganized" has often meant "trying hard to follow left brained ideas and use left brained tools and having them be ineffective".

"Organizing for the Creative Mind"
maybe ... I keep thinking/feeling that if I could get things "sorted" nicely I might keep things straight a little better. But so far, I have never found a good "system".

Is that a book?


Right now I'm in the process of holding a sleepy but hungry baby, and when he's again fed and sleepING, I'm going to finish decorating my notebook and take a picture.
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So now I'm having a hard time filling it. I had planned to put medical info and vehicle info in it, for example. But right now these are kept in our filing cabinet. I am wondering now which is best...keep them in the filing cabinet, or move them?
I would keep them in the filing cabinet. I don't see the point of having them in the household notebook unless you reference them on a daily, weekly, or maybe even monthly basis.

I would like to get a household notebook together with a menu plan, grocery lists, grocery sales ad, budget, place for receipts that need to be filed, cleaning schedule, weekly schedule, and to-do list. I already have financial relatively organized in my filing cabinet anyway.
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is it possible you are equating right-brained and artistic with disorganized? Organization does not look the same for a right-brained artistic person, but it does not have to be disorganization. I have learned that "disorganized" has often meant "trying hard to follow left brained ideas and use left brained tools and having them be ineffective".

"Organizing for the Creative Mind"
Crystal, would you mind sharing how you organized homekeeping with 5 children as a right-brained person? I'd love to hear about it.

I've read "Organizing for the Creative Mind" and the things I'm going to try and incorporate this year are the To-Do list based on priority, a global overview of the month and upcoming months, and I'm going to experiment with organizing my day like the chronotebook (i.e. a clock at the center of the page and that's it).
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Use it...love it! If you save her printables on your desktop, you can actually print them smaller, to fit in your planner. I keep a household notebook and a planner, and they match.
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Use it...love it! If you save her printables on your desktop, you can actually print them smaller, to fit in your planner. I keep a household notebook and a planner, and they match.
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I know I still need to post a picture. I still need to take the picture. It's been a busy weekend and we're also getting the house ready to list it for sale...so hopefully tonight or tomorrow morning I'll post a picture of my binder.
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This one I totally didn't get at first. I'm all about crafty stuff. But this had me . I went back to it today, and read through the end...she said it's nice "to write down the date and all the lovely little snippets of the day". That I could do/would do. Maybe at some point I'll do a memory journal or something like that...I just can't imagine being organized with something like that. I'd personally stay as scattered as I am right now.
I know it's not for everybody, just what has worked for me. Here is another one of her blog posts about how she organizes her planning: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2007/...ning-days.html Maybe that would help to explain a bit better?

Also, as a bonus, here is a beautifully encouraging entry on scheduling our days: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2007/08/new-days.html
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I know it's not for everybody, just what has worked for me. Here is another one of her blog posts about how she organizes her planning: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2007/...ning-days.html Maybe that would help to explain a bit better?

Also, as a bonus, here is a beautifully encouraging entry on scheduling our days: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2007/08/new-days.html
Now I get it.

here's another just like her idea, with lots of pictures. http://eyesofwonder.typepad.com/my_w...ing/index.html

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