Happy Labor Day!

fill it up.jpgEnjoy your Labor Day!

Remember, even a super-hero like yourself needs a break. Check out this awesome Self-Care-Wheel by Olga Phoenix for ideas on how to take care and enjoy your much deserved holiday. 

Find out more about Olga Here.

Thanks for visiting,

-L.

 

 

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Bullet Journal: Relax and Remember Your Resources

Hello Visitors,

Taking the bare minimum into a visit is a sure way to soothe that, “oh god creepy crawlies are coming home with me,” anxiety. However, this leaves you limited on the amount of things you can carry with you into a home visit. With limited varying capacity how do you  ensure that you are able to give an important contact number and/or resource when requested? Yet again another use for your handy Bullet Journal.

Using a Bullet Journal to keep community resources organized is a great way to categorized each resource in a way for your mind to remembers. This makes it easy and quick for you to find appropriate referrals to give based upon each families individual needs.

A couple tips:

-Write Resources in pencil. Grants are always changing and some community resources come and go . Writing them in peril makes it simple to get rid of ones that no longer work or updating resources

– Keep extra writing space for resource pages in your bullet journal. When you find an awesome new referral at a when attending a networking event you have a place where you can easily jot down the contact information.

How do you ensure that you have appropriate resources available to your families especially when you forget your bag and your phone is dead?

Thanks for visiting,

-L

 

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Bullet Journal: Great Goals and Fabulous Focused-Interventions

Hello visitors, 

As your caseload gets larger and larger how can you possibly keep track of all those individualized Family Goal Plans?  Not to mention remembering all those Focused-Interventions for each family. Keeping track is easy when you create a simple Focused-Intervention and Family-Goals page in your bullet journal. 

Once you create a Goals tracking page and being able to quickly look-up what the big picture is for each family with your Focused-Intervention page, you will find planning for visits will become a breeze. Especially when creating a visit plan for those families who respond with, “oh whatever you bring is fine,”

Find the PDF versions here:

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How do you keep track of every families’ goals and interventions?

Thanks for visiting

– L

Bullet Journal: Terrific Tracking Tables

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Dear visitors,

It’s that time of month again, when things get real stressful…. No, not that time.  It’s the time of month when all the paperwork is due.  No matter how much you have, a tracking table in your bullet journal is sure to do the trick. A tracking table will help you keep a great record of dates for home visits completed, canceled visits,  assessments completed, mailings sent, etc. etc.

There are great layouts for tracking table on Pinterest, and Instagram as always, however, I have included a PDF version of the table I am currently using to complete my paperwork in no time.  What’s stopping you?  Start a tracking table in your bullet journal today.

I showed you mine, now share yours… What are you tips and tricks for completing end of month paperwork?

Thanks for visiting,

-L

Find PDF versions of tracking tables here:

Tracking Table w/ notes section

Tracking Table vertical

Tracking Table Horizontal

Bullet Journal: Working Weekly Layout

Hello Visitors,

As the saying goes… so much to do, so little time. A little bird has said that many home-visitors are taking up their weekend to play catch-up…. OMG!! Seriously, lets put an end to this madness.

A weekly layout in your bullet journal is sure to help you get it all done. Make sticky notes a thing of the past. No more desks covered with little yellow post-its that mysteriously disappear.  A weekly layout makes it easy to figure out when during your crazy week  you will have time to: complete paperwork, submit your timesheet, track mileage, contact families, send mailings, and update files. An extra added bonus: when your boss asks if something got done you can look back in your bullet journal and confidently say YES!

Dr. Heidi Grant has shared the benefits of creating a when and where for your to-do lists (Grant,2014).  Find out all about it here: Nine ways Successful people de-stress

Here are PDF versions of weekly layouts:

Weekly vertical layout without days

Weekly vertical layout

Weekly hortizonal layout without days

Weekly hortizonal layout

I showed you mine now show me yours: What type of weekly planner do you currently use and how do you keep your to-do’s in order?

Thanks for visiting,

– L.

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Bullet Journal: Magical Monthly Layout

Hello Visitors,

My bullet journal has become a guidebook for navigating the daily hustle and bustle of home-visiting. Without my Bullet Journal, I would absolutely go insane!

As I am sure you all know, as home-visitors we are on our own. Planning and scheduling the entire day is all up to the home visitor, no fancy receptionists here. Before I started a bullet journal, I cannot tell you the amount of times I accidentally double booked visits.  Seriously, save your self the embarrassment. Don’t make that phone call informing a family that you are unable to make the next scheduled visit because you already had that time taken! Get a bullet journal and utilize a “Monthly Layout,” to take care of scheduling all those visits.

There are always tons of great ideas out there on Pinterest and Instagram. However, lucky you, feel free to use my PDF version of a monthly calendar to print, cut, and paste into your awesome bullet journal.

I showed you mine, and now its time to show yours,

What type of planner do you use and how has it helped you stay sane?

Thanks for visiting,

-L

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A Presentation of the Bullet Journal in the World of Home Visiting.

Hey There Visitors,

The Bullet Journal is an excellent tool for keeping your sanity. I have put together a presentation on how you can build your own Bullet Journal to help you get and stay organized.  Buzzfeed Bullet Journal has an awesome video on how you can get started today. 

Bullet Journal Presentation PDF

I hope you enjoy, and maybe one day can attend my presentation in person!

Thanks for visiting,

-L.