What's up with the SPIRALDEX?
Okay, I have to admit, when I saw this odd looking thing for the first time I was deeply confused about why anyone would use it and what it was for. I imagine some of you are thinking that as you read this as well.
If you aren't familiar with the sprialdex, READ THIS blog post by the creator, Kent From Oz. He calls it a "visual mapping organizer system" and has a video you can watch where he explains how he uses it. If you know anything about me you know I totally geeked out on the fact that it mimics the Fibonacci Spiral (ie, Sacred Geometry).
Of course, I took his method and made it my own, which is what I highly encourage you to do if you decide to give it a try.
Here's how and why I use it:
1. For documenting & tracking, not for planning.
2. As a visual representation of my day, week, month, etc.
3. Because it reminds me to take more breaks and engage in more self care.
Basically, I don't try to plan my day with it, instead, I come back to it at the end of my day (usually when I'm on the couch chatting with hubby or watching a movie). I use cute colored markers to designate work and personal tasks. These are the things I track most and I just use 2 colors.
As I type this, I'm about to add a third color for gym / yoga time so I can pull that out from the personal time and be more intentional about tracking when I do and do not work out.
I've made two PDFs of the spiraldex on 2x2 squares that I then print on full sized labels and cut them out for my planner like stickers. If you want to grab a copy, click below and download the PDF.
I always tell my clients and students to try new things for at least 6 weeks before you decide you hate it or love it. Give it time to work (or fail) and see if it really does fit for your life.
If you already use a similar system (like the chronodex), let me know below. If you are going to try this one, post in the comments how you plan to use it.
Happy and productive planning!!!
Today is my day to share my thoughts on the Doodle Days of Summer Musings Adventure that Lisa DeYoung of MountainMermaidStudios.com has so graciously invited us to participate it.
And, of course, you know I created a short video to show you my set up for the month and how I plan to make it easy and "keep it simple". Check it out below...
What do you think? Are you up for the adventure?
Be sure to check out the other blog hoppers:
Lisa DeYoung -- You can still sign up for the adventure and get the PDF
Teresa Robinson (aka stargardener)
Cindy Gilstrap of Junque Art Studios
We are gonna have a blast.
Want to enter the giveaway for a digital copy of September to December of the Musings Journal? Follow me on instagram -- @kialagives -- then leave a comment below letting me know you did (and your handle so I can follow back).
If you already follow me there or you don't have instagram, simply leave a comment below telling me what doodling can do for your creative empowerment!!!
To get your name in the hat several times, you could also follow me on Twitter (@kialagivehand) and tweet a photo of your doodle with the hashtag #doodledays.
Until our paths cross again...
I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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