So since December was a big health fail (okay, half fail), it's time to get back to the routine again. And what better way to figure out my goals than with my handy dandy notebook?!
Okay, it's actually a passion planner and I am in love with it, but first, who loves when a new year rolls around? I know I do and I am definitely one of those that welcomes the new year with excitement because I feel like I’ve been given a new blank slate to work with and a chance to start over in the areas where I’ve slacked off in towards the end of the year. Sometimes it’s starting strong again with the same ol' goals from prior years and sometimes it’s completely new goals that I’ve set for myself.
This year one of my goals is to have full balance in all areas of my life, at all times. Sometimes I have periods where I let certain areas overtake others. It could be focusing too much on my health (and not enough on the kids) or focusing too much on my business (and not enough on me) or having too much outdoor fun back-to-back (and letting the house fall apart). So my goal is to have a good balance of everything. Because it’s not like any of those things are bad, they just need to be done in balance so that no area is neglected at any given point.
So thanks to my passion planner, I should be able to accomplish this. It breaks down your day in to 30 minute intervals not only keeping you ultra organized, but productive with your days as well. The other thing I love about it, is it’s a journal geared towards goal making and breaking them down to things that can be done daily or weekly to help you to actually achieve them. It is the perfect way to start achieving those BIG goals that may seem impossible or too far away, now.
I started using this planner right after the summer and I love it! It helped me to stay organized with all of our different schedules (and the period of "Single Mom Life" that I experienced with the hubby working in Texas) and to already take small steps towards achieving some of those big and scary goals that I have. Now looking back, I can’t believe some of the things that I did to start on the paths of some of those goals. I’m actually really proud of myself. Often times it’s taking the first step that’s the hardest, and this planner helped me to do just that. And I’m talking old school mind mapping stuff. But hey, I like the old school way and this is one area where technology does not work for me. I like to actually write things down and cross things off my list as I do them. There is something that is so satisfying about crossing things off my list. I don't know if I'm just weird or what, but doing it digitally just isn't the same.
I tried digital planners for years, but found that they just don't work for me for some reason. I went back to a planner just over a year ago (in November 2016) and I am loving it! This just works for me. So question? What works for you? Is anyone else out there old school like me? For those of you that stay organized the digital way, how do you do it and what works for you? I'm interested to know.
Anyways! As with every year, I have new health goals, but if you wanna check those out you can click here and it’ll take you over to my Health & Wellness blog where I write all about it.
Well, that is it for this post. Good luck to everyone with new health (or life) goals. I wish you all the best. Happy New Year! Xo!