Has your brain ever just shut down and refused to move anymore because you’d overloaded it too much? This happens to me on a regular basis. Seriously. Y’all, it is not a pretty thing. I have random little ideas pop into my head at all times of the day, and even though I have a “note” option on my phone, I never use it. I’ll generally come home from work with a handful of sticky notes or pieces of paper with reminders, blog ideas, photography ideas, and food written on them. And when I lose them, it’s not a pretty sight. Then one day, the
genius in the relationship Fireman asked, “Why don’t you just get a notebook to carry around?” DUH. Double duh. Triple duh.
HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THIS BEFORE!?
Seriously, it has made my life so much easier. And I’ve torn into it with a vengeance…
While we’re thinking about brain clutter, a while back, I saw this idea.
I loved the idea of it. I never kept a journal or diary when I was younger. Occasionally, I’d write some inane crap about a boy or something big that had happened. The idea of just jotting down what I’d done every day was appealing.
When the Fireman was in Texas, I wrote him a letter every night for six months, and while it was sometimes a pain, it documented every single thing I’d done. So, since I’m such an eco-minded person (ignore my car belching out the exhaust), I decided that I didn’t want to use a ton of index cards. Instead, I went to my favorite store, TJ Maxx, and found a small little journal on clearance for $2 (I’m also cheap minded). As luck has it, the journal also has exactly enough pages in it for me to make an entry for every day this year. The only drawback? It’s pink…and pink is SO against my religion.
And speaking of money, I’ve decided that my finances desperately needed to be organized. When I was at Staples, I saw that they had a budget notebook…for $25. Which makes me question the irony of it all. After looking through it, I decided that I could do the same thing for about 80% cheaper. I grabbed a small notebook (from the Martha section, of course), and listed out all of my monthly deposits, mandatory bills, extra spending money, and savings transfers. When its all down on paper, it makes it that much easier to make a budget for yourself.
Do you have any things that you do to reduce your brain clutter? Any notebooks? Budget trackers? Am I the only one??
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