I have been feeling very scatter-brained lately. I'm forgetting to do things, forgetting meetings, and generally just spacing out a little. Last week, I totally forgot an adjunct faculty meeting at the college where I teach part-time. I had to run out yesterday after work and sign my contracts so I could begin my class.
Last Thursday, I logged onto my college email to see if there was anything going on between semesters, and I realized fall classes started on Friday...the next day. I had nothing ready, and I needed to familiarize myself with the new version of Blackboard before I could even post stuff for my students. Thank goodness my class is online and I have tests, etc. ready from previous semesters. Jeremy took care of the girls on Saturday afternoon so I could get the necessary things done.
This weekend was sort of the final straw...I can't keep wasting time backtracking to take care of things that should already be done. It's time to get organized! I have a daily desk calendar at work, and a small one that I keep in my purse; I've just got to get better about using them. And it would help if I remembered to check them daily to see what I'm supposed to be doing. That's sort of the point, right?
As the girls get bigger, we are going to have more appointments and obligations to keep up with, so I have to figure out a better system now. Surely I'm not going to have to break down and get a Blackberry that will tell me every time I need to be somewhere.
What is your system like? How do you stay organized? (Marcia, I expect some good tips from you!)
I got my 2011 planner for work already. I just love the feel of a clean, blank calendar, just waiting to be filled up. I'm such a nerd. : )