December 15, 2015 Michal

So I love planners. It is not hard to understand. Also, I wrote some posts in which I shared my tips on how to be more productive. Now let me tell you in on a little secret. Some of my days are not productive at all. The reality is that even though I love my planner, notebooks and notepads, I cannot say that I a very productive person. Recently I got asked a question and I feel that this misconception should be addressed. Someone was surprised to discover that I am not a productive and organized person. I guess my love…

November 2, 2015 Michal 1Comment

Every morning it was the same story, the fighting with the kids about what to wear, what food they want to take to school. Then I’m having trouble deciding what to eat for breakfast, followed by not a very productive morning in the office. Do you feel the stress building up? That made me want to stay in bed. I really had difficulty getting up in the morning. I used to let my husband deal with most of the things. However, this is not the way I wanted the mornings to be like. So I decided one day that enough was…

September 6, 2015 Michal

I try to be an organized person. And even more than that to be productive. I plan my weeks on the weekend. I plan my days the day before. I know exactly what I need to do every day. I have a list for every category: home, kids, work. I buy planners and decorate them to make my planning fun. However, after all of that I have to admit to the ugly truth, most of the days I don’t get half of what’s on my to-do list done. What can I say? I start the day at 5 o’clock. I…

June 15, 2015 Michal 9Comment

I used to hate getting up in the morning. I was so hard! Opening my eyes, getting ready, getting the kids ready, and doing everything fast. It was such a chaos, and with me not being a morning person it was a catastrophe. The alarm goes off at 6 AM, I hit the snooze button. Then the dog asks for her food, I ignore her and wait for my husband to get up and give her some attention. He starts waking up the kids. I’m still in bed refusing to acknowledge that morning has indeed arrived and it is time…

June 9, 2015 Michal

Planners are a big part of my life, we all know that. Yet, I cannot ignore the fact that I spend most of my time in front of the computer or with my phone. When I go out, to pick up the kids, go to the buy groceries and other chores I only have my phone with me. It is just easier that way. So, I need a system on my phone too. I want to be able to know my schedule to have a place to add a to-do or a note at all times. There are many apps out there, but…

February 15, 2015 Michal 3Comment

I love planning. I love to know each day what needs to get done, where I need to to go and what I will eat. When I don’t have a plan I get lost. This is me. Some just wake up and start the day. However, I enjoy the planning process and what the peace it gives me. Here is my way to plan the week and the days.  I take some time on the weekend to plan my week, so I will know what is ahead of me and what I have to expect. The first thing is to…

January 6, 2015 Michal 4Comment

Is it only me or does it happen to you too – you find yourself in front of the refrigerator not knowing what to make for dinner tonight? Or you don’t have the energy to cook so the kids end up eating cereals for dinner? For me it happened too many times. I find it hard when I don’t plan my meals because then neither me nor the kids and hubby eat as we should. So, one of my new year’s resolutions is that I will plan our meals each week and according to that planning I will make the…

December 23, 2014 Michal

One of my main problems working is that I get distracted easily.  I open too many tabs, I jump from one thing to another and go check my Facebook way too often. It’s not that I don’t get things done, but I get more done when I’ m productive and work in an organized way.  I gathered some of my tips and tools that help me to stay focused and productive throughout the day.  Plan the Day At the end of each working day, I have a little session with myself to see what I have accomplished and what needs to be done…

December 16, 2014 Michal 14Comment

Our life is full with different interests these days. The fast pace, there is a lot to get done, the routine is intensive, the days goes by fast and before we notice another week is over which was sometimes good and sometimes less. And what happens on the way? When will we feel a sense of accomplishment or progress? How would we know that we progressed to the place we want? How would we accomplish our dreams and things we want to make happen? The keyword here is planning! My name is Adi Maor Siso and I am happy to be a…

December 12, 2014 Michal 7Comment

Planning. The big word. You can have the most beautiful and functional planner but if you cannot do the planning right nothing will work. This is what I learnt lately. I think I have known it all along in the back of my mind. However, working more closely on planners and planning made me realize that there are things that I have to make better in my planning to make stuff happen in my life. I used to plan my days in the morning. Knew about the big holidays, appointments and meetings. But when it came to making my goals and…