What's the plan(ner)? - randomcreativemoments

What's the plan(ner)?

The adult birds in Birdland have been getting into discussions about planning and planners lately. It started back in January with the New Year and all but hasn't stopped. Everybirdy knows that Sebastian probably had something to do with it. If I was a betting person, I’d bet that Dahlia and Leland probably had something to do with it, too. 

Let me set the scene

It’s Thursday, February 23rd The school and workday are over. Everybirdy is hanging out at The Beak and Peck Bookstore and Coffeehouse. 

The planner talk starts

Herman mentions that he uses a notebook to jot down his thoughts and remember things...when he can find it. Literary Lillian groans and shakes her head. 

Then Lillian says she uses a printable daily planner

Peter says he doesn’t use a planner. Everybirdy else starts tweeting the question, “how is that even possible?” 

Sebastian is eating it all up. He loves hearing his friends talking about planners. He has his notebook and bullet journal with him today. 

In Dahlia’s work as a real estate agent, she is super organized. She uses a digital calendar, and an app (kind of like Trello, Air Table, or Notion) to organize her workflow. 


Dahlia was talking to everybirdy about kanban boards. She explained that the word kanban is Japanese and roughly translates to “card you can see.” She said that kanban is a visual method to manage tasks and that you can make a physical or digital one easily. She showed everybirdy an example on her laptop and then drew one out on a piece of paper to elaborate. It looked kind of like this and used Sebastian as an example since he's a teacher.

kanban board example

She shows everybirdy an example on her laptop. She said that the idea is that you decide on the columns you want to use (she used to do, in progress, done but you can do anything that makes sense to you), write tasks down on sticky note or cards and you put them them in whichever column they go in. Dahlia said she uses a digital kanban board that she duplicates for each client to make sure that everything little thing is taken care of when she's helping them buy or sell a nest.  

The talk about planners and planning is a daily thing

Did I forget about Iris and Hazel? Not at all...

...because the birdlets are so over it

They are done with talk of digital vs. paper, bullet journals vs. done-for-you planners, and of course whether you should take it with you or leave it on your desk at home (or the office, as the case may be). 

Remember, it's Thursday, February 23rd. While the adults are doing the “blah, blah, blah” about planners. Iris pouts, “this is borrrrinnnnggg!” Then  Hazel says, “you aren’t wrong.” Even Poppy piped up and said, “boring!” They decide to do something about it and started whispering. 

I'm not sure what they're up to but I saw a lot of head nodding and heard a lot of "we should do that" and "good idea!" in the process. I'm pretty sure we'll find out soon. 

So…stay tuned?

Question for you

Do you use a planner? What’s your favorite planner? Anything special? Digital or physical planner,  Please me know in the comment box below.

I use Google calendar for appointments, a goofy diy Google doc that I make as I go with tasks for the week, and of course, I like to grab a page from The Busy Birdy’s Daily Planner Collection when I need to keep my focus on just the day ahead

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