I’m all about making life easier. Because really, life is pretty complicated. And busy. We’re constantly being pulled in every direction at once, whether it’s from our children (talk about constantly, lol!), family (birthday dinner at so-and-so’s, brunch at the in laws, nephew’s high school grad, can you come over and fix this, Auntie coming to town & we need an airport pick up…. you get the idea, I’m sure…), ourselves (darn it I forgot to take something out for dinner again, Oh My God look at the dust on that, when was the last time I weeded the garden?, gotta make a grocery run…), and of course, our jobs (have to update the site, conference call at WHAT time?, schedule an intro here, spend some time on this forum or that site, mingle with facebook friends/fans, connect with twitter friends, sit down and do the books….)
Ei yi yi.
This is why I love Google Calendar. It’s the one place in my life where everything makes sense! It’s the one place in my life where there is order, lol!
I simply plunk in my “to do’s”, set it to remind me via email, AND (lifesaver) it emails me my agenda for the day each morning.
You can create as many calendars as you want. I have one for my biz, one for my personal, one for my husband and one for my son’s appointments/play dates. Sounds like too many?
The bonus is that you can colour code each one and merge them all together. WAY easier than putting everything into just one – I’m a visual person, I see the colours easier and more quickly than monochromatic text only. And believe it or not, it’s less cluttered.
Try it. Let me know how it goes. Or fill me in on how you keep track of your busy Mompreneur lifestyle; I’m always looking for tips & tricks!