3 Important Sections in an Agenda

To begin the new year, I look forward to starting a new agenda. I like having an agenda with me. Let me say that better, I like having a paper agenda with me. I have tried and tried to use a digital agenda with no luck. Although, Google Calendar is a nice addition to the paper agenda because it can send me alerts in a form of an email, a text message, or a pop up window on my computer. So at the end of every year, I look for a new agenda. I look for an agenda that has the following:

1. A calendar – monthly and weekly

Some agenda comes with a calendar that is broken down into a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly basis. For me, a year is a nice overview but I hardly use it. A daily agenda is not for me either. My life is busy with excitements, but they are not all time-constrained on a daily basis, where I would need a whole page for each day. That leaves me to weekly and monthly. The weekly part is nice so I can quickly write down to do list for each day of the week while the monthly page allows me to plan things that take longer than a day.

2. Activities Section

There is a section on the back of an agenda that includes the map of the world and area codesย of the United States. Although these things are nice, I tend to look those things up using my smartphone. Instead, I would rather have a Sudoku puzzle or one of those trendy coloring pages. It’s rare that an agenda has a section that includes those, though. The purpose of this section can be informative but also entertaining in case your phone ran out of battery.

3. Notes Section

I like this section a lot. Most of the times, I use it to create lists: grocery list, to do list, etc. I also use this section a lot to take notes during conferences and events. If the agenda I get doesn’t have a nice activity section, I use the note section to doodle or to entertain myself by writing thoughts into pages.

Those three are the sections I look for when purchasing an agenda. However, this year, I decided to make my own. I grabbed some supplies from Target and Joann to make my 2016 agenda. I grabbed some glue and a small calendar from Target and a journal from Joann. The Journal has this awesome quote in the front, “A Goal is a dream with a deadline.” That will keep me in check ๐Ÿ˜‰ I took some pages from my Mandala coloring book, Sudoku puzzle book, and Word-Find book. I glued them inside the journal along with the pages from the calendar. My 2016 Agenda is finished. Since the base was a journal, I have plenty of room for notes.

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To 2016! May it bring you and yours the best moments full of laughter and cheers.

Do you keep an agenda? Which sections do you use most often?

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