Do you use a planner to plan things around???

@Lifeless (2638)
India
September 19, 2007 10:25am CST
Hi people... Everybody has a lot to do in a single day, and we can't rely on our brain everytime.. We need something everytime to remind us of important things to be done... So, what do u guys do to keep things in order and to make sure u r never late for anything?? Do u a planner or a pda or simply a cell phone to plan things around?? I simply use my cell phone to remind me of the important things that need to be done... What abt u??? Share with me people...
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@bizmom (515)
• United States
20 Sep 07
OMG YES!! We HAVE to!! We sort of live by the calander we all have crazy schedules - even me at home between dr. visits, school events, Chaperoneing events, hour changes etc.. We have Everything posted on it whos doing what chores, appoinments, games, birthdays, EVERYTHING even our TRIPS - dates were going coming back - a *shopping list* next to that as well listing what to bring! *The ONLY thing we dont PLAN is when we are away - we make a list of what wed LIKE to do and see what we can get to - if not all then theres our excuse to go again *wink* :) im so organized - im UNORGANIZED! lol i dont live my life according to any electronic not even a watch!! i HAVE to know the time for my work and things in general but i WILL NOT wear a watch if i HAVE to know what time it is its on my cell phone - which i tend to lose alot to the ABYSS of the bottom of my purse :( lol that gets forget about till it rings lol xx
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
U r reaping in maximum benefits from these gadgets.. Infact it seems that they were developed keeping u in mind... Neways go on planning... Thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@bizmom (515)
• United States
20 Sep 07
:) i just cant be *Arsed* with all the different gadgets out there dont get me wrong most are VERY COOL but i like my peace anD quiet when i have it without a cell going off or PDA beeping or whatever! we have even turned the ringers off on all the phones in the house! the machine will pickup telling us u called - well call back or pick up if were not eatting! lol I rather enjoy the birds chirping and the kids talking, laughing and living!... sometimes i think in the not to far future our LIFE is going to be so COLD! :( devoid of REAL feeling - with everything being so IMMEDIATE - fast! and that actually makes me sad :( xx
@shy_gal (235)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 07
For me, planner is important to me. Normally i will note down the important thing on the calender which i put it on my office table. As i am account officer, i need list down the date when need make the payment to the particular supplier or expenses.. If not, the penalty will be imposed.. Beside that, i also note down more private matter in the note book too which cant get by other people..
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
U need the services of these gadgets quite a lot... Keep on planning... Neways, thanks for ur response...
@kaerfaima (103)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Whta planner are you talking? The one in the phone? Actually I still don't have a phone. hehe My planner is the calendar! I only write my schedule on the date. hehe I put my calendar near my bedroom so I can always see it whenever I wake up in the morning. In that way I no longer have to look in every date of my planner, I can see it all at once in the calendar. hehe
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
hehe... Neways, thanks for ur response...
@ashraf193 (102)
• United Arab Emirates
20 Sep 07
my brother do that for me :D
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
Good for you... Neways, thanks for ur response...
@coolcrux1 (141)
• India
20 Sep 07
I was not in the habit to use any planner and cell phone to remind what things to be done but now I am in the habit to use my cell phone for this purpose and except this I use my notebook too. I make a list of things to be done and once work is done I cut it and start next. It gives me to evaluate what has been done and what is need to be done at the end of day. I check it twice or thrice in a day.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
Good to know that u live life in such an organised manner... Neways, thanks for ur response...
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
hi.. i do an extra miles.. of course our brain sometimes cannot accomodate loads ( talking to busy people or simply people who have short term memory).. well i use what i can use, papers (scratch or plain), cellphone, calendar,planner and other things that could simply do a very important task in my life - TO REMIND.. :)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
It seems u have got a very busy shedule everyday, coz of which u need all of these... Neways, thanks for ur response...
• China
20 Sep 07
I use my mobile phone to remind me to do important things.Sometimes when it reminds me,I tell myself that it's early,I can do it later.However,while I remember to do it,it is too late.I think I may have two planners and set them in different time to remind me.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
21 Sep 07
Yeah, that happens sometimes with me as well, but I tend to stick with one planner only... Neways, thanks for ur response...
• Malaysia
20 Sep 07
I'm totally agree wit u to use cell phone to plan and for reminder setting. That what i done rite now. For additional i use yellow note to stick on my computer for reminder. I use this: http://turbonote.com/ u also can set alarm on the note. have a nice try.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
I will definately try it out at a later time... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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• China
20 Sep 07
Usually i just use my cell phone to remind me of some important but minor things. And i write down the big things in the pda then i won't forget them.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Quite the same case with me as well... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@syndhujaa (252)
• India
20 Sep 07
yes..I do plan things but believe me it never goes accordint to how i plan.. but i se to it that i do all things and on time..but for me it never sets according ot my plan..some or the other obstrucles come up..so i have decided not ot plan anything..but i should do all the things..i just plan but never goes according ot it..but its better to plan coz we will come to kno about our works and we will have thtendency to finish it..! its always better to plan..and above all..execute it..!!!!:)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Yeah, some obstacles do come up at times, and they kinda destroy our plans... But, its always better to plan as it keeps ur life in an organised way... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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• China
20 Sep 07
i don't use a planner. I can not remember everything but i only remeber things which is important. Sometimes i will remark things on calender. lol...
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Good, that u do not require these gadgets to remind u of the important things around... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
20 Sep 07
I'll admit it, I'm a planner person. Mostly what's in my planner is things like birthdays, anniversaries, and lately, doctor's appointments. I have so many of those with so many different doctors that I'd be really confused otherwise. I do sometimes also use my planner to jot down random thoughts I have, especially if they happen when I'm out. Random lines of poetry, or things I'd like to tell my friends later, or even just something sweet or funny someone said to me.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
I also do quite the same things as u do, except those doctor's appointments... Birthdays and anniversaries are so important that u can't always rely on ur brain to remind u of them... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I use to have a sell phone and it reminds me all important meeting and so.I don't work so I need one, while I have nothing really important to do. Btu when I clean I use also like little list, where I write what everything I need to do, or want to do.It is just easier to work like that.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Yeah, they are quite handy to be used for planning things which are common in everyday life... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
19 Sep 07
no, i don't use a planner at the moment... i just rely on my memory and sometimes i really miss some things that i should be doing... fortunately, it is not the vital ones... i think i will need to use a planner when my schedule becomes busier... :-)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Good to know that u have a sharp brain that dosen't let u down in important situations... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting...
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• United States
19 Sep 07
no, but i really need to start. i'm always forgetting things.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
Yeah, its always better to be safe than sorry... So, start using one before u miss out on those important things... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@rachsal4 (391)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have a huge calender on the front of my refrigerator. I always write everything on it, even down to when a bill has to be paid. And it's great being on the front of the frig. cause I see it everyday!
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
My mom also does the same... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
19 Sep 07
I also use my cell phone to remind me for some importantant things. But when my cell phone broke out, i use my electronic translator :)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
20 Sep 07
That's a completely new thing that I heard... Neways, thanks for ur response... Happy mylotting..
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have a PDA, been using one since the last century (remember when if you siad that it meant a long time ago). I have records of every appointment and every phone number I have needed. And I can find them all pretty much instantly. I would not be able to function without my PDA.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
19 Sep 07
Good for us as we have these gadgets around... Neways, thanks for responding... Happy mylotting...
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I do use a day planner for my personal schedule. I also have a teachers planner that I use for all the kids school work( as I home school my children). I also write a lot of their activities in it if they correspond with school- Girls Scouts activities, home school friends and groups activities, etc. It is nice to have those kinds of things in two seperate places.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
19 Sep 07
You seem to be benefitting a lot from these gadgets...lol Neways, thanks for responding... Happy mylotting...
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@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
i dont usually have many things to do in one single day so i dont really need a planner but for some cases like events that are dated a month after today, i just mark it on my calendar. my phone also is handy for reminders coz they have alarms.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
19 Sep 07
Same is the case with me... Neways, thanks for responding... Happy mylotting...
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