It’s that time of year again! How did summer go by so fast? If you’re like me, you’re thinking it’s also time to get organized. I’ve decided — this is my year! This is my year to start REALLY using my planner, not just for recording lists and what I did for the day. But to REALLY plan my life, my year, my days! Want to join me?
My goal? To turn my journey into a Year-Long-Planner Challenge and to encourage you to share it with me. Just maybe, the accountability of going public could push me (and you) to succeed! If you’re up for a challenge this year — one to get your life in order and stop procrastinating on dreams, goals, and responsibilities — please join me!
Resources To Help You Get Organized
I’ve tried lots of planners over the years, and I’m finally narrowing down what actually works for me. Read this post to find out the benefits of using a planner — and this post to see several different planner styles and how they might fit your needs and personality. The key is finding what works for you! The sky’s the limit online — hundreds of creative ideas for organizing your dreams and goals. In future posts, I’ll highlight information from experts in goal setting and planning, so you can find what fits your personality.
Here are a few new ones since I did my research a few years ago….
The Big Happy Planner
A favorite with my daughters and me is the Big Happy Planner*. I especially prefer the long columns to plan out the day, along with sections for to-do lists, meal planning, etc. It has a monthly page for birthdays, goals, important dates, and a fun area to jot down activities you’re currently spending time on. The feature that makes it stand out from the rest — it’s disc binding which gives you the ability to move pages around or even add your own!
The Living Well Planner
A planner I’ve considered for a few years is Ruth Soukup’s Living Well Planner but hesitated due to the cost. Well, this year she’s giving a special price on the new design plus a few bonus planning sheets (but only until the end of August)! So, yup, I went for the sale. (I’m a sucker for a good deal!) I’m super excited to get my new planner and begin to take charge of my days. I like this planner so much, I’m willing to help promote it (thus my affiliate clause at the end of this post) because I know it will encourage busy women to get organized!
Another reason I love Ruth’s planner* is the multitude of detailed videos and guides she offers to anyone who wants to learn how to truly use a planner.
You’ll learn how to:
- Brainstorm your responsibilities and to-do’s
- Choose Big Goals
- Develop an Action Plan by breaking those big goals into bite-sized steps
- Plan each week and day to get MORE accomplished with less time WASTED
So if you’re in, shoot me a message on Facebook or jot me an email. If you’re ready to take back your days and get that to-do list checked off, let’s get started. Together. That’s always the best way!
Start Here To Reach Your Goals
Planner Challenge To-Do List…
- Research and decide which planner style you prefer. You can find my planner research in these posts: Goals of A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success here and Choosing A Planner – So Many Options here.
- Listen to Ruth Soukup’s podcast on “How To Break Down Your Big Goals into a Plan That Works” here.
- Read Ruth’s Goal Planning and The Magic of Thinking Big posts. They’re really helpful and I highly recommend them if you want to gain order in your life!
Here’s to taking control of our year and actually getting things done!
Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8
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