With the new year upon us, it's calendar time. I was shopping with my daughter in a local mall after New Year's Day and noticed the kiosk selling calendars had a big sale going on. The 2018 calendars are now 75% off. When the new year turns over, a new calendar is in order for the office, your home, or study. Shopping begins in December, and by January 1 the calendars are basically obsolete.
Even as a seasonal/yearly person–who doesn't really get into calendars–I find it difficult to live without a calendar to schedule appointments, keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, or set aside dates for travel or a needed vacation. My main go-to calendar is on my computer/phone, both sync to each other. Last year I had a few wall calendars at home. One in the kitchen and one in the dining room, both artsy from Etsy (Buy directly from someone who put their heart and soul into making something special). Just in case I needed to know what day it was. :) Several years ago a good friend gave me the Hymn Calendar from littlethingstudio. It's so fun to turn the page at the first of every month. And, then there's the one my daughter gave me for Christmas last year, from Haven Paperie. Simple, yet gives me an overview of the year.
Calendars are kind of a must-have whether you're a seasonal/yearly person or not.
No matter your life rhythm, everyone has to have a calendar to keep track of life. The difference is which style of calendar you live by.
Are you a daily planner kind of person? My daughter who lives in New Zealand is a daily person. My guess anyway. She cannot live without her daily planner. During a recent visit, we checked out various options of a daily planner. One had a place for notes, which she prefers. But, she also likes to see the week as well. A bit of a mix between daily and a week at a glance.
My husband found a great week-at-a-glance calendar (basically a weekly to-do list) that he can coordinate with his monthly calendar, particularly since he travels a lot. Remember, he's a calendar guy, lives to a weekly/monthly rhythm. Really gets into his calendar(s), as you can see below. Four calendars–monthly on his MacAir, weekly to-do list, month-at-a-glance, year-at-a-glance. At least for now. Notice the colors.
I think I might have found my calendar for the year. We'll see if I use it. A year at a glance, I think it helps me visualize the seasons of my life in a way no other calendar has yet done for me. I like the linear look of the month. I've been known to have good intentions to use a yearly calendar, but get to the end of another year with no markings on it. Sigh. It's hard to be seasonal/yearly and have an affinity for calendars.
How about you? What's your life rhythm and what type of calendar do you like to use?