I just love it when a New Year rolls around. I see it as a blank slate, a time to start over, and a time to dream about what I want the next 12 months to look like for me and my family. We’ve got a few goals this year. Some are small and easy that we’ve just been putting off (painting the bathroom, getting matching rugs, etc.), some are pretty big that will take some time, patience and hard work (losing weight), and some are so huge that only God can help us achieve them (keeping those a secret for the moment).
Most years I do make goals but my follow through seems to be lacking. This year I want to be different. So not only do I have goals but this year I also have plans for each goal to make them a reality. We all need a plan, do you have a plan for your goals and dreams? Once you have a plan you have a blueprint to stay on task.
Recently I’ve been looking for a planner to help me stay on track with everything that I want to accomplish in the next 12 months. I know a lot of people use electronic planners and I’ve been trying them out for the last 2 years but they just don’t work for me. I want something that I can hold and write in, a place to store all of the receipts that I get throughout the day and a place to add last minute notes and ideas. I spent the first part of December looking online for a planner to fit my needs and was unable to find anything so I decided to create one for myself. I used a generic calendar and spreadsheets templates that were available on my computer. It’s functional but not pretty and too big to put in my purse. Then my friend Cara told me of a course that she is offering on creating the perfect planner… Yippee!!! Yahoo!!!… This is just what I need. She is being gracious enough to give me a sneak peek into her course before it goes live and it’s so helpful. I’m even more excited about 2015 being the most productive year ever with a planner that is tailor-made just for me. If you are interested in creating a planner customized for you I highly suggest clicking her link and signing up to take part in her class, it’s a 6 week course that starts February 9th, registration opens soon.
How do you organize your appointments, goals and plans?