1. Get a blank notebook. I love moleskine notebooks, in case you were wondering. I'm getting orchid purple for this conference. In addition to the black and purple there is beige, and underwater blue.
2. During conference take random notes, thoughts, impressions. Listen to the what the spirit has to say in an overall broader picture for my life. I also draw, paint or sew as I want my mind to be focused on the words and my feelings.
3. Review the conference talks at a later date. Pondering and focusing on learning the individual messages. I mark my conference Ensign like I make my scriptures.
4. Take notes.
With the General Women's conference just days way and General Conference in a week I find myself reviewing what I have learned over the last 6 months from the words spoken last October. Did I accomplish the goals that I set? Did I become a better person, even if only in one area of my life?
I thought about what else I needed to do to prepare for this year conference. Should I prepare some sort of download, update any changes within the church leadership on the "conference is awesome" downloads, or think of new ways to help engage my children during conference? Perhaps I will do something after conference.
Conference weekends are some of my favorite times of the year. Look at this cute gem I found from last year. My children haven't always been excited about conference weekend, except for the fact that they don't have to get into their Sunday clothes, until I started "CONFERENCE IS AWESOME". A few days ago I noticed the little guys had pulled out their conference notebooks and were talking about how they couldn't wait. They were discussing the treats they earned from listen and I know they were more excited about the candy, but I'm okay with bribery. Let the fun begin.
Here are some of the main conference weekend links:
1. What we do to make conference awesome.... it's better than a movie.