Schedule time for yourself for an end-of-year review and year-ahead planning in the last weeks of the year.
Where I’m headed is a direct result of the ideas, goals, intentions and planning I create space for in my life.
I’ve come to love a few tools that I use over and over routinely and have included them here. I’ve also come across some new tools! Planning begins for me by selecting a planner. I went back to paper a few years ago and have used quite a few planners over the years, including the Franklin Covey system, Filofax, Danielle La Port, and more!
With a desire to keep it simple but not go all out Bullet Journal, I use a Moleskin planner and customize it with categories and intentions, goals, tasks, and events on a daily/weekly basis. I already have a regular habit of Journaling so I get a lot of ideas out and on paper during that process and can move more concrete ideas to my planner. This works for me, I’m always re-evaluating and making small adjustments but overall, I’m happy with this and can easily go back through my year to see my accomplishments. If you’re still searching for some great planning tools, the first few below are tools I’ve personally used and love! The last couple are new additions this year but I deeply trust the sources and can therefore recommend them both with full confidence you will find them helpful!
- Susannah Conway guides us to reflect on your year in Photo’s (on Instagram) with December daily prompts—->>>Here and she has a beautiful tool called “Unravel your year”
- The word of the year is a process that both Christine Kane and Susannah Conway (as well as others) share tools for discovering. I’ll be revealing mine soon, but 2019 has been guided by Intuition. I’ve been discovering how to hone my intuition through an exploration of the senses this year!
- Ali Edwards has some beautiful tools for her One Little Word discovery and a year-long creative exploration you can join as well. She’s one of the first people I discovered the word of the year with!
- Check out this free toolkit from Do What You Love
- Moleskine Planners are my favorite and though I’ve tried digital planners and other newer planners, I just keep going back to this great staple that can be used in a variety of ways, comes in lovely colors and several sizes, and layouts.
- Danielle Laporte offers her free Soulful Habit Tracker she also sells a gorgeous planner and other great tools and inspiration for planning, I’m a long time reader and fan of Danielle’s!
- Vision boards! This is such a fun project/tool for creating a visionary map of what you want to create in your new year. It’s a practice I began about 7 years ago and I’ve continued to make them and teach them almost every year!
How do you plan for the year ahead and reflect on your accomplishments? I’d love to hear your favorite tools and routines in the comments below! I know there are a lot of options out there so I’m only sharing what I know, trust, and have seen results from:) Happy, almost, 2020!