With every new year comes a mass rush to the gym, a determined attempt to
get your shit together get organized, and an unfaltering drive to turn your life around for the better. While we make our new years resolutions with the best of intentions, many of them remain uncompleted, re-scheduled to a time when we have more energy and free time to complete them.
Yeah… I’m done with that this year. This year I solemnly swear to kick a** at every endeavor that I begin. Time is something that we never get back. I want 2016 to be a year of growth, happiness, and productivity in every facet of my life. So how exactly are you going to do that Marie?
By clearly defining my goals, and finding a system to implement them that truly works for me.
Some people like using day planners, while others like using scheduling apps on their phone. Whatever your preferred planning format may be, it might take a little trial and error to find the system that truly works for you and your individual needs.
I personally love physically writing tasks and appointments down and crossing them out when I complete them. I use the To-Do List app that comes on the Iphone to keep a running list of items to purchase, and monthly goals that I need to complete. I keep track of my daily habits that I need to complete with an app called Productive Habit Tracker. I seriously love it, and I get such a weird satisfaction from the sound it makes when you complete a daily habit! Hehe. It is definitely worth the few dollars to purchase it!
Here are some of my favorite 2016 daily planners that I am loving this year. I personally prefer my planners to have a daily format, so Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner and Whitney English’s Day Designer are my two favorites, although all are great choices!
The Big Change of 2016
The number one change that I am going to make this year to get closer to accomplishing my short and long term goals is…. drum roll please…. clearly defining them. I am notoriously guilty of establishing an ambitious list of long term goals aaaand then never getting around to completing a lot of them. This year I am going to spend time defining the my long term goals AND the steps that I am going to take to complete them. By creating a mini road map for each goal, I am breaking the large goal into a series of manageable small goals.
So who’s ready to make this your best year yet?! New Years cliche. I know. But seriously ya’ll let’s do it. Cheers!
What are some of the ways that you are going to change up your game in 2016? I would seriously love to hear about it in the comments!