How to Make Planners Work for YOU
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In my last post I talked about how to set goals for the new year and create a plan to successfully fulfill those goals in order to become more in line with your ideal self. If you want to learn strategies to organize your year in a way that works for you, this is the post to read.
One luxury in this busy world is figuring out how to keep yourself organized and on track to reach your goals. In this post I’ll share strategies, formats, supplies for organizing information in your life, and I’ll give you an overview of my planners and how I put these tools into practice.
Warning: Setup to be time consuming but know that it’s worth it to have your plan in place so it will help you be successful along your journey.
First figure out what it is that you want to organize. Start by brainstorming all the information you want to have on hand. You could:
If you have multiple projects it may be best to separate them into different notebooks or planners. For one project, everything does not have to be consolidated in one place at the start (for examples you may be using sticky notes and also have a digital spreadsheet) BUT the end goal is to get it all in one place in a way that is organized and makes sense to you so that you can refer to it, you don’t have to search for things, you won’t forget things, and it easy for you to follow. You’ll want to be able to make updates, review, and reflect on your progress which will make it easier for you to be more successful in following through with your goal.
If you’ve had trouble using a planner in the past or think you’d have trouble checking in with your plan it might help you to have pretty supplies that make you want to use them like LV agenda or decorative pens. It might also help to carry your goal planner with you between work and home.
Yes, it can be a lot of work to set up a planner in these ways, especially if you’re just starting or if you have multiples, but if you set it up in a way that works for you then it’s worth your time and energy and will help you stay focused, reach your goals, and come closer your ideal self.
Thanks for reading. If you want to find out what major goal I’ve set for myself this year and how I’ve planned for success be sure to check out my next post on a low buy year.
Have a fantastic day!
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