It’s the first day of the year, and perhaps most of you are planning to stay organized. You see, it’s easy to get organized. Staying organized is a whole different story. It takes effort and consistency to make it happen. You can have the most beautiful planner and other tools to help you organize. But it’s up to you to make it work.
A few years ago, I stopped making new year’s resolutions. Why? Because year after year I found myself unable to make it through the end of the year. Comes February and I bet you I was back to the old me. Pretty disappointing, right? So, instead I started choosing a word for the year (this year is INSPIRE) which becomes my guide on what to focus on, and I also set SMART goals.
As you know, having something to focus on and setting goals both require organization from creating ideas to putting it into action. That’s how I stumbled the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley last year, and the Powersheets Cultivate What Matters by Lara Casey last month.
As we speak, I’m feeling the energy that stirs me to live life to the fullest and inspire others. It brings me to the three tough questions: 1) What season in life are you now? 2) Where do you want to go in 2019? 3) Are you able to make your goals come to life? Three tough questions that needed an answer if I want to make 2019 the best year ever and of course, inspire others.
The following pages are Getting To Know Me, Break Your Identity Box, Who I Really Am, Cultivated Life Evaluation which is my favorite page where life areas are given a rating from 1 to 10 with 1 not satisfied. When someone asks ‘How are you?’, our default answer is ‘I’m okay.’ But is that the real answer? Sadly, we’ve memorized this answer that we can say it even while we are asleep. We don’t tell anyone the real answer because of fear. Am I right?
Moving on. The next pages are Letting Go, Meet Your Fears, Good Things, Challenges, Lessons I Learned, In The Wait, People I’m Grateful For, I Am Saying “NO” to, I Am Saying “YES” to, What Fires Me Up, The Big Picture, Choose A Word, What Matters Most To Me, and My Most Purposeful Year.
Then, there’s Goals section which is consists of Name The Threads, Turn Your Threads Into Good Ideas, Action Plan Worksheet Tips, 10-pages of Action Plan, My 2019 Goals, and Yearly Overview.
Finally, you’ll see the monthly section with the following pages Let It Go, Prepare Well, Make What Matters Happen This Month, Top Tending Tips, Tending List, and Month In Review.
If you’re like me who wants to dig deeper into knowing yourself and cultivate what matters, then you’ll like this powersheets. Read Lara’s post here on how to tackle each page.