I have been working on a new planner for myself. To go along with the Mandala birthday calendar, sort of.
One page that I have used over the last year or so is a blood sugar level monitoring page. I’ve always controlled my tendency towards diabetes thru diet and exercise, especially since the heart attack. To keep myself on track, much better than just relying on the 3-month HbA1C, I track things using this page. I’ve updated the design to go with the mandalas.
I have a Huawei smart watch that I use to track my steps. I find that making note of my steps thru the day helps me stick to my 10,000 step per day target. I note the time I spend on the treadmill as Exercise.
Unfortunately I have some sort of inflammation making me weak in my large muscle groups at the moment, which is wreaking havoc with my ability to exercise. So my BSL has become more important to track at the moment. And if the treatment for whatever ails me is steroids (hands up if that made you say Oh no!) it’ll be even MORE critical.
Weak or not, one thing I can manage is sitting in front of my Mac! So I figured I would go ahead and tweak a few of my planner pages so they work together. I know some people like a jumble of pages from various planner styles, I do too, but I figured I might as well make a few to match.
I did the 2017 and 2018 year-at-a-glance ones – and I had already created the .jpg before I noticed the bottom row of mandalas were misaligned. DOH! Fixed now…
I made a set of monthly calendar pages:
The apparently-mistaken ordering is intentional, as most printers automatically create a wide upper and lower edge border. Flipped as these are, they print so the holes can be punched for two facing pages, to fit an A5/8×5 planner! The downside is they don’t work for people who use an A4 notebook sideways. Sorry. Do be careful when printing on the back, if you decide too do so.
I did a weekly pair too, which could be printed and used full-sheet sideways:
and that file has a bunch of colours:
As always, I learned a few things while creating these.
So, if any of these appeal to you, feel free to grab them:
Weekly Planner Pages – 10 colours.
Daily Diabetic Tracker pages – seven colours, x2 so two weeks of sheets at a time.
Every person I know uses their planner in a totally different way, and uses totally different sheets. For example, I have zero interest in trying to plan my cleaning/housework or my yoga schedule, or my kid’s sports events. So I don’t make pages for that sort of thing. I prefer the week at a glance pages for overall organization, and I probably would use the monthly sheets rarely and the birthday ones not at all. But that’s just me.
And just in case it is useful, a sheet with Notes and Hours
Well. That should keep you busy for a while.