I think that each planner had its roles, but no one planner was more important than any other. Each one helped me in their own way to schedule my days and hold me accountable to things like group meetings and tests without having to hold all of the dates in my head. My macro planner helped me see the big picture of the month which allowed me to plan much better and see which weeks would be busier than others. Also, seeing the tests before my teachers announce them in class allowed me to start studying much earlier than I would have otherwise. I managed to stick to my regular schedule really well once I actually hung it over my desk and decided to stick with it. I didn't feel like time was slipping away so quickly and found myself with more free time. The micro planner was very successful in holding me accountable to short-term due dates like regular homework. I only missed three homework assignments out of 19 since I began using the planner which is a huge improvement. To improve this experiment in the future I might have two micro planners because there is not a lot of space for school and social planning in one micro planner, and some social plans fell through because of it.
For this test I decided to document how much sleep I got each night and then document how productive I felt on a scale of 1-10 the next morning.
Getting a good nights sleep is crucial for mental proficiency the next day.
On average I got about 8 hours of sleep and felt more productive than before I started the experiment because 8 hours is usually a maximum for me.
By just thinking about the experiment and documenting my sleep schedule. I found that I was getting more sleep than usual. I think that this will be a theme throughout the various experiments for the portfolio and I am excited to see the positive impact they have on my daily life and success.