I like to think of a planner as a sort of “Focus Journal”. It’s what I use to keep me on track and hold myself accountable every day. Some prefer the digital way, but I’m old-fashioned and prefer a pen and paper to keep track of my to-do lists, goals, plans, and ideas. There’s just something ultra satisfying about physically striking out a task or making a little checkmark next to it. Plus, there are studies that have shown that when you write something down you’re more likely to make it happen. Sounds magical!
Because I know you’ll ask, my favorite planners by far are by a brand called Arc that I found at Staples. These planners won me over simply because of the freedom they allow. Mine is a combination of a planner and notebook in one. I like to carry around only a few months in it at a time and plenty of paper to take notes, jot down ideas, plans, etc. I like to have a folder in the front to hold any papers I need to keep on hand, some sticky notes, and of course, stickers! I went with the medium-sized poly one because it’s large enough for me to write comfortably but small and light enough to not mind tossing in my purse when I need to.
But more important than what planner you go with (you can even mark off a notebook into your ideal planner) is how you use it. Many people complain about how they have all these things on their lists but they hardly get anything done and/or whether they do or don’t they don’t feel like they’re getting anywhere or feeling any more fulfilled. I hope my tips can help you!
No matter who you are, life happens. No matter how happy you usually are or how much you think positively, I hate to break the news to you but you’re human. Humans aren’t made of steel and at some point something is going to get under your skin, make you upset, make you sad, etc. While having a good cry can help, ain’t nobody got time for too many tears. In this video, I give you some practical advice on what you can actually DO to pull yourself together and get things done in just a minute or so. Try it!