There no wrong way to do it, but there are lots of right ways.
Think notebooks and planners are only necessary for certain days of the week? Think again! There’s value in organizing and prioritizing Monday through Sunday, formally or informally. Stap in and enjoy the ride to see how a consulting manager, and mom of two, uses her Rocketbook 7 days a week.
From a customer meeting to kids’ martial arts class — and everywhere in between — a Rocketbook notebook is helps keep everything organized. Read on to see all the adventures Dr. Beth Cubbage, a Rocketbook pro, and her notebook get up to in just a single week!
On Monday, my Rocketbook comes with me to work. Before the day gets rolling, I block out my time for the week in my Rocketbook notebook. Throughout the day, it gets filled with meeting notes. From prepping for a customer on-site, to squeezing in one-on-ones with my team, this is where I write everything down. A full-on brain dump.
If I’m working late, my Rocketbook is the only thing I use! I take some notes about an evening meeting, the next day’s presentation, or I switch gears and outline an upcoming blog post for Parent Lightly, my site for working moms. I’m amazed by how productive I am by leaving my laptop or phone alone!
Disaster strikes! I quickly realize that as a result of all of my productivity on Monday, my notebook is nearly full! Fortunately, I save some time before my first meeting to quickly upload my notes and erase the pages. A bonus outcome of this is my coworkers are fascinated by the productivity witchcraft I just pulled. By the end of the day, at least two other people in the meeting are bringing in their own Rocketbook notebooks.
In the evening of a busy day, I’ll review my notes from the day. I’ll upload them in the morning and send the notes out to the project team in case we need to refer back to them. It’s important in my line of work to document discussions with clients so I’m glad to have the notes.
My Rocketbook and I are back to work on Wednesday, for a typical day. I take notes in the Rocketbook during meetings, and then head out to pick up my kids. It’s their martial arts class day.
At taekwondo, my kids are in two different classes. The sibling who has to watch the other is always bored. Fortunately, I have my Rocketbook along for the ride, as well as some Pilot Frixion colored pens.
My 6 year old draws some elaborate landscapes and practices her writing. His younger sister works on her math homework. The kids love seeing their creations on the phone, so I upload all of their drawings and then show them the digital versions of their masterpieces to their amazement. It’s the “wax on, wax off” equivalent of keeping kids entertained.
Thursday is a typical day at work. I use my Rocketbook for meeting notes and continue to add to my time blocks as the days fill out. As I start to look toward the weekend and begin mapping out the meals I’ll be making on my days off. I can always erase any meal plans or scan and save my favorite recipes, making my Rocketbook notebook the perfect meal prep journal.
On Friday evening, we go out for dinner. The kids are bored and unhappy with the crayon choices at the restaurant. Fortunately, I’ve still got my Rocketbook and Pilot Frixion colored pens in my work bag. Out they come, for a peaceful few minutes until dinner arrives. Day 5: success. Two more days to go.
We’re on the go at kid events! I always bring my notebook with me so I can make notes for blog posts when I have downtime. I can usually snag a few hours of writing on Saturday afternoon during naptime. It’s good to give myself (and my notebook) a break on the weekends, so I make sure not to spend too much writing.
I usually spend Sunday summoning my inner Marie Kondo and cleaning up the house. I bring my notebook with me, room to room, with a full checklist of the house chores that need tending to. Then, as I work my way down the list and through the house I’ll check off each item for a little mental boost. I may not have the seven dwarves to help me, but I’ll take a reusable, cloud-connected notebook any (and every) day of the week.
A New Day For Productivity
The Beatles needed 8 days a week, but you only need 7 days to amp up your productivity with Rocketbook. If you’re looking for even more daily organization from a reusable notebook, check out our new Rocketbook Panda Planner which has weekly and daily templates for you to keep track of all your plans, notes, and to-dos.
Regardless of what you use to stay organized 24/7, remember that every day is a new opportunity for productivity. So if Monday doesn’t go your way, there’s always Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or next week, or — you get it.
Beth Cubbage is a consulting manager at a software company and mom to two girls. Beth has a PhD in Economics, which she uses to design various incentive programs for her kids’ bedtime (still working on that). When she isn’t wrangling work projects or family activities, Beth writes about career, productivity, and parenting at ParentLightly.com. In her (very) spare time, Beth enjoys mountain biking, martial arts, and obstacle races. Beth’s Rocketbook Everlast helps keep her sane.