i grew up using a planner. in high school it wasn't a fancy one, but it did the job. it kept me organized with assignments, etc. in college, i got a little fancier. post college, i used one for a few years, but eventually phased it out. mainly cause i use a plan book at school every day. i mean, i still used a monthly calendar, but that was enough for me. i was starting to feel a little panicked about when i stop working in just a little over a month (and, i have an off track break starting soon) about being bored out of my mind. cause i know how i am when i'm off track. lazy. unproductive. sleep in til 8 or 9 and then not shower til afternoon when the stink and grime overwhelm me. i don't want my life to turn into that when i stop working. i even joked with kim about how i was going to get a plan book and continue to live out my day in little square blocks. then i remembered, they have "plan books" for non-teachers. they're called planners. so this week, i've started phasing it back into my life. i hit the franklin covey and invested again in the 7 habits layout. and i love it. i'm feeling motivated to do things. like pay bills on time. and menu plan. and keep track of when doctor appointments are. this is going to be a fun, new [all over again] and improved way of life.what about you? how do you function?