The Best Planner for Multitaskers December 08, 2016 05:00
This blog post is a part of the series "The Best Planner for..." which provides suggestions for ways in which you can use the UPstudio Planner. Each post in this series will focus on a different way to utilize the planner layout. The UPstudio Planner is designed for versatility, and is suited for many uses and not limited to the featured suggestions. Show us how you use your planner by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tagging us on social media (all handles can be found on our website).
Who here can honestly say they aren't a multitasker? I generally have about a thousand things going on at once between work, family, personal projects, friends, side job, community involvements, etc. Without a way to keep things straight, I would probably lose my mind. I know I'm not alone out there in needing a way to keep track of individual commitments and tasks. The UPstudio Planner works great for me, but today we're going to look at how another multitasker uses hers.
Lindsay is a 20 something year old professional engineer. She works an 8 - 5 day job, has a boyfriend, is close with her family and sees them regularly, volunteers with ACE Mentoring on a weekly basis, is treasurer for SEA (a professional engineering organization), works out consistently, is the social chair for the Triangle Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni, and runs a flower arranging business on the side. Yeah, I'd say she's a little busy.
She uses the UPstudio Planner to manage the different things she needs to handle on a daily basis. She uses the top portion of the weekly layout to organize her meetings, appointments, or time sensitive tasks. The bottom sections are divided up as "Friends and Family", "VT Alumni", and "ACE Mentor" because in this particular week, these were the 3 things she needed to focus on. The graph paper at the bottom includes notes about what flowers need to be ordered for her company holiday party.
On other weeks, her categories were different. This is one of the major perks of the UPstudio Planner: as your needs change, your planner can easily adapt. When weddings that she was providing flowers for were coming up, one category would be devoted to flowers. When she was studying for her PE, another category broke down specific sections of study (spoiler alert: she passed!)
We love seeing how other people use their UPstudio Planners and what works for them. Thanks, Lindsay, for sharing yours with us!
Now for fun (and because they're beautiful), we'll share some images of her floral arrangements with you: