As the saying goes...."I have a lot of irons in the fire."
- I run a mobile yoga studio, teaching yoga classes to kids and adults all over the Maryland and Washington DC area,
- I'm a portrait photographer,
- I write a parenting column for Greenbelt Patch,
- I occasionally write on this blog,
- I'm in the process of writing a book,
- I'm a member of the PTA (not as active as I once was...),
- and I'm on a community committee to market our cool neighborhood to prospective buyers.
My plate it pretty full.
So in order to keep my mind clear I need to be organized. Otherwise it will feel like everyday is a panic race to the next item on my calendar, spending way too much time looking for a small piece of paper only to discover it on my mousepad....
You know this drill right?
Here is how I organize my thoughts and notes. I carry around a spiral notebook with me everywhere I go. Nothing fancy, just the spiral one subject notebook that you can get really cheap when the back to school sales are going on. (That is when I stock up!)
If I get an idea for the next chapter of my book I always have pen and paper ready, my to-do list, ideas for blog posts or sequencing my next yoga class are in this notebook.
At the top of each page I write the subject matter really big :BYF (Bee Yoga Fusion), CM (CocktailMom), PTA, etc.
And then once I use all the pages in the spiral notebook I sit down and go through page by page and rip out the pages and put them in a three ring binder.
Several of the pages are recycled, to-do lists for example.
But ideas for future business marketing is stored in its correct divider in the three ring binder, which lives on my desk so that I can refer to it when needed.
How do you organize your thoughts and ideas?