One thing I have learned about blogging in the past year is that most bloggers (including myself) have a million ideas running through their heads at all times and they are usually juggling a family, babies, work at home or work outside the home jobs, and running a successful household, in addition to running a successful blog. How in the world do all of these women (and men) keep track of their ideas, projects, jobs, daily life activities, birthdays, deadlines…without dropping a ball somewhere?!!
Bubble Planner | Attention Deficit Destroyer
Discover what thousands of people already know – Bubble Maps help you make better decisions with the time you have.
When you look at my desk at work, you will see two sticky notes on a file cabinet, three on my computer screen, a few on the wall of my cubicle, and then other various notes spread around. I have a spiral notebook that I jot down notes and then I have two sets of tray files where I put various paperwork so I remember to look back at it. This is how my brain works!!
Most day planners work like a file cabinet. You write items down in a list and store that list. Often, you forget about the list.
The office where I work gives us a calendar every year and at the beginning of the year, you will see me write things down. After a few weeks, I store the calendar somewhere and forget to keep opening it. What good does that do me?! I have also tried day planners and list of "things to do" and very little seems to work for me. I tend to think all over the place…oh, that makes me think of something…rabbit trail…what was I doing again?!
By laying out your tasks like sticky notes on your desk, you tap into the hidden power of your short-term memory. Aristotle called this affinity for remembering things by location the Method of Loci.
With all of the sticky notes everywhere, it is difficult to remember everything when I am on the go. Sometimes I am at work and think of a blogging goal or I may be at home and remember a deadline or idea for work. With the Bubble Planner in my bag at all times, I have the power of sticky notes at my fingertips without the mess and the chance of a sticky note being lost.
The Bubble Planner caught my eye because it was advertising as a left-handed planner, but it is so much more!! The bubble way of thinking is just right for me as I'm juggling a full time work outside the home job, a busy 4 year old who is starting to participate in activities, and a blog – called GoingCrazy!! I need something to reign in my crazy brain and keep all of my thoughts in one place.
I have really enjoyed getting to know the Bubble Planner and jotting down ideas and deadlines, goals and plans, and having it all at my fingertips. While I am not going to make it to BlogHer12, I am planning to attend the Houston Blogger Symposium in September and I am definitely going to have my Bubble Planner by my side.
Embrace your Visual Thinker
A few reasons you need this planner:
- Unlike traditional calendars and planners, which focus primarily on tracking appointments, the Bubble Planner helps you to visually plan your days!
- The Bubble Planner uses the concept of mind mapping to help you prioritize your goals in six key areas of your life: Family, Intellectual, Social, Health, Economic, and Spiritual.
- The book itself is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in and is coil bound. The cover is laminated so it is sturdy enough to stand up to day to day wear and tear.
There are several different styles of Bubble Planner for Busy Women and for Students. Check out all of the styles and Embrace your Visual Thinking with Bubble Planner. Find out all the latest by following Bubble Planner on Facebook and Twitter @bubbleplanner.
Be an Organized Blogging Babe
Bubble Planner is offering a planner as shown above to one lucky winner as part of the Blogging Babe package in the Seen in the City Noise Girls Event. This event will be live at 9am EST on July 16 and will end at 11:59pm on July 28.