When Cultivate announced that in 2020 they were adding a calendar page to the powersheets I was SO excited! (New to powersheets? Start Here!) As a family, we use iCal to all stay on the same page, but I would always add in a printed calendar wildcard page to add for platform due dates. Yet I found a better way to manage platform responsibilities by transforming a “Life-Giving Home” Wildcard Page to a “life-Giving Platform” Wildcard page! Which left me wondering how would I utilize this calendar best as I mainly cultivate my life at home?
So after a couple months of trial and error, I have figured our how I best use it and my wonderful powersheets friends are going to share how they use theirs in and out of quarantine!
I personally use my calendar to track three things: my Bible reading plan, my focus days, and for meetings/or time with friends. Below I will show you my calendar and what I track, how two of my best friends use their calendar, and show you my sticker code!
Bible Reading Tracker, Focus Days, + Meetings/Time with Friends
At the beginning of each month, I write out what my Bible reading for the month will hopefully hold and I highlight it as I go. I put my focus days on, weekly try to figure out what each platform needs from me each week. As a final “to do” I add in meetings (which before quarantine were all virtual anyways), birthdays, appointments, and time with friends. If I were going on a retreat, going on vacation, or having someone over for more than a day I would use Washi tape to mark it. (see below)
“Writing daily gratitudes in my monthly calendar has helped me to foster a spirit of thankfulness in my days, but also look back at the end of the month & be able to see all there is to be thankful for even in difficult seasons!”
Health + Memory Tracker
“In the month of April I used my monthly calendar to keep track of my days in quarantine. In March, all of my days blurred together and I wanted to focus on being more conscious of the time God has given me. This past month, after numbering the number of days in quarantine, I tracked 3 things every day: what I did for physical movement, a highlight of the day and a moment that I saw God or felt His presence. It has really helped me to look back on my month and feel excited for all the memories I’ve made and what I’ll experience next month.”
My Sticker Code
My favorite was to utilize all of the wonderful stickers from the cultivate what matters goal setting sticker books and faith based sticker book. I have assigned stickers to my closet family and friends who I am in connection with frequently. Along with focus days, access days, Bible Study, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, meetings, and appointments. Hopefully this will inspire you to make use of your stickers!
Here is my main “key” that I keep on the side of every calendar for focus days and tasks:
Then without adding names I use these stickers for different friends and family:
These stickers for mentors and interviews
These stickers are for days specifically for soul care days, quarterly refresh days, (major) planting days, #powersheet prep parties, book club, and Bible Study:
How do you use your powersheets calendar and stickers?
Cassie Nolin is a married spoonie who lives the chronic illness life with EDS + Co. (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and it’s comorbid conditions.) She challenges others to choose grace over guilt in goal setting, and is in ministry part time serving the online community through The Spoonie Study. She loves planting, hand lettering, and sharing the hope she has found in Jesus. Her blog, Living the Chronic Illness Life, is in the top 100 chronic illness blogs and her podcast, Chronically Cultivating, is produced by Speaking to the Heart Network. Cassie encourages women to live authentic and intentional lives through their diagnosis’ not in spite of them. You can learn more about her at www.livingthechronicillnesslife.com
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