Month: August 2015

5 Reasons Why Planners Are Awesome

I have to admit that I am terrible at staying organized. Not only my room, but my schedule, schoolwork, writing… But, then again:

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I’m trying to do better this year, so I’ve been organizing my daily planner that I got for the new school year. I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with it. And that, my friends, is the reason for this post.

5 Reasons Why Planners Are Awesome

  1. It helps you keep track of things. Let’s be honest, no one has a perfect memory. And it’s very easy to forget that you have a dentist appointment on a certain day and to schedule a fun trip with a friend on that day. You don’t want to be the one to cancel at the last minute because you forgot about something important. Besides, if you write it down in your nifty planner, you don’t have to memorize the date.
  2. You can keep track of assignments. We’ve already established that we tend to forget things. And if you ignore procrastination, forgetfulness is a big cause of missing assignments, whether for work or school. A planner is great for keeping track of these things.
  3. It can help you set goals. I tend to forget, change, and ignore my writing goals when I simply make them in my head. Writing them down in a planner helps me remember I need to try to meet them, and it also makes it seem more permanent. Either way, I feel it helps me hit milestones. And as another plus, the more goals you set (and meet), the more you can reward yourself. But we can talk about bribes rewards another time.
  4. It doesn’t distract. This is the big reason for using a physical, paper planner instead of your computer. In the age of Internet and wifi, sometimes we’re too connected. And while it may seem handy to have your planner on your phone, you face the distractions of Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and Tumblr and Pinterest and Youtube and whatever other social media sites you’re on. Just sayin’.
  5. They look cool. There are so many different options for planners out there, it makes it hard to choose! If you find one that you absolutely love, you won’t feel any shame carrying it with you.

And there, my friends, are five reasons why planners are awesome. Do you use a planner? How do you keep your schedule organized? And are you ready for the school year? Comment below!

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The Amazing You Tag – Two Year Blogiversary.

Well! I’m going to admit that I was not planning on posting today, but something made me change my mind.

Something quite large and interesting, actually.

You see, on my computer’s calendar, I had an event marked for today. And guess what?

It’s this blog’s second blogiversary!!!

That’s right. I’ve been around in the blogosphere with this blog for two years. So let’s get this party started!!!

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It’s not my birthday, but oh well.

Instead of something like the blogiversary post I did over on The World of the Writer, I thought I’d do something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now: start my own tag.

So here, my friends, is the Amazing You Tag.

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This tag has ten questions, which stay the same every time you pass it on. The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you.
  2. Include the picture in your post and tag it with “amazingyou”.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag as many people as you want.

On to the questions!

1. You’re on a deserted island, and you find a cave. What would you expect to find in it?

2. If you could have one superpower, which would you pick?

3. What one song would you choose for the theme music for a movie about your life?

4. You can only wear one color for the rest of your life. What color would you pick?

5. What’s one thing you want to do that’s wild, crazy, or unusual?

6. If you had to give a speech to the whole world for five minutes, what topic would it be about?

7. You get to have lunch with any three famous people, present or past! Who would you pick?

8. What is your favorite smell, and why?

9. Share one of your favorite quotes.

10. Give us two true statements about yourself and one false statement, and see if your followers can guess which one is false.

This blog would not be what it is if I didn’t have all of you awesome followers, so I tag every single one of you! However, I know that it’s best to tag some people specifically, so I shall.

First off, a special tag to erinkenobi2893! Happy blogiversary! 😉

Sarah @ Lights And Shadows, Gabrielle @ Write For The KingMandie @ Mandie’s WorldFreakishly Fangirlish @ Insomniac Fangirlboth Sierra and Rebecca @ 26 Countless Possibilitieswritefury, awkwardlyartistic, and everyone else!

Have a wonderful day, everyone! And enjoy! (Don’t feel obligated to do this is you got tagged. It’s just for fun!)