Happy New Year!
I’m not a girl who makes any New Year’s resolutions. It feels like they’re doomed for failure. And I’m pretty sure there are statistics somewhere to say it’s true. However, I love the promise of a New Year and the chance to start over or create some real intentions and goals.
At the end of December or the first week in January, I take some time to look back on the last year, reflect and check in with my goals. What was achieved, what got put on the back burner and what I want to take into the New Year. Goal setting is vital for me. One of the first things I do is a “brain dump”. When my head is full of everything I want to do, thinking about, stressing about, I get a piece of paper and just dump it all out. Don’t overthink it. Just write. From there I get a bit of clarity. I then can start planning and goal setting.
I set out my intentions for both my personal and business life. And then I start to plan out my year. Putting in the things that I know are definitely happening and scheduling in things like family celebrations, holidays etc. It gives me a picture of the year ahead and makes it easier to plan things when I have a better idea of what months/dates are free. I do this for months, weeks and even days. If I don’t schedule it in and write it down, it rarely gets done. I have to be intentional. It doesn’t always work. Life happens. And you have to adjust. But for the most part, planning and scheduling works for me. There’s something magical when you write it down and get intentional about what you want to achieve.
This year I made my own calendar and some planner pages and I’d love to share them with you too. It’s a PDF that includes a 2018 calendar plus monthly and weekly planner pages. There’s also a daily To Do page and a “Creative Brain Dump” page for you to print out as you need. I have the calendar both my desk and wall just because it’s easy to get a quick glance at the year. And the other pages I print as I need them and they’re also on my desk.
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