The ABC's of Planning (G-I)

Missed previous lists? 

Check out A-C HERE and D-F HERE

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I hope you all have been enjoying this series! I am always looking for inspiration and items to incorporate into my planner to get more organized and and productive. 

G

game days, gift ideas, goal planning, gratitude log, grocery list, GTD method (learn more HERE), 

H

health, home projects, happy mail, hobbies, homeschooling, habit tracker, headache tracker 

I

inbox, inspiration, income, important info, important documents to keep on hand, in case of emergency contacts

What are some other things you can think of to include in your planner for ultimate productivity and organization? 

How To Set and Achieve Your Goals

We all are guilty about setting unrealistic goals at the beginning of the year, am I right?  Keep reading to find out how to set and achieve your goals no matter what time of the year it is! 

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1. Have a system and strategy

For me this includes my planner and goal planning inserts as show above. One of my favorite shops for inserts especially goal planning is Peanut Planner Co. Without my planner I would be lost, I always call it my second brain!

2. Be clear on actionable steps

Big goals can be very daunting which makes us even more prone to procrastinating. By dividing your goals into actionable steps that you can take daily, weekly, monthly, etc, it will not only be easier for you to accomplish that goal but it will be less frustrating and far more rewarding. 

3. Keep a tracker for accountability  

This has been a game changer for me this year. Since using a weekly and monthly tracker in my planner, I have found that I am much more productive on tasks at hand and keeps me on track to achieving my goals. Anyone else feel extremely accomplished by checking something off a list? 

4. Reward yo self!  

Last but definitely not least is to reward yourself when you accomplish not only the big goal, but the smaller actionable steps. This could be treating yourself to ice cream or watching a few episodes of your favorite show on Netflix.

How do you set your goals? Do you have a system and strategy in place? Let me know in the comments below! 

The ABC's of Planning (D-F)

If you haven't checked out the A-C list, you can read it HERE

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D

daily planning

daily routine 

debt payment

date night ideas

E

emails

expenses

emergency contacts

emergency info

exercise routine

emergency essentials 

F

finances 

fitness goals and inspiration

food log

favorite items

favorite foods

Comment down below and tell me what you use your planner for! 

My Mindful Morning Routine

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WAKE + CAFFEINATE 

I usually wake up around 5:30 am without an alarm and the first thing I do is go get coffee. You guys know me and my coffee addiction! 

GRATITUDE

Once I have my cuppa Joe in my hand, I will open up my hobonichi planner and in the monthly section write in one thing I am grateful for. Doing this everyday has really shown me that no matter how hard your situation may be, they is always a silver lining and something to be grateful for.

AFFIRMATIONS

I have a list of affirmations stating "I am..." that I read to myself every morning. This not only starts your day off on a positive note but you feel empowered and are attracting what you want. 

MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION

This has been the most beneficial part to my morning routine by far. I deal with a lot of anxiety so practicing meditation and visualizing my goals have really helped me to stay calmer, connect with myself more and keep my goals at the top of my mind everyday. 

YOGA + EXERCISE

This is my favorite part of my morning. I love to get out of bed and stretch and do my mini yoga routine (leave a comment below if you would like a post on my yoga routine!) It not only makes me feel looser but also gets my body ready for the day. I also like to do some physical therapy exercises for my injuries as well. 

READ

I have always been a bookworm. Whether it is on Pinterest, Audible, my Kindle or reading a physical book, I always like to get some reading in whether it's self-help, fiction or blog posts to help me with my business. 

PLAN DAY

Y'all know I'm a planner and my planner is with me in hand wherever I go. I like to sit down and write out my to do list, any important things I need to catch up on or follow up on and block time out for certain things. This helps me to stay productive and on task.

PUT ON SOME JAMS AND SLAY THE DAY!

Okay maybe this is the most fun out of all. Once I'm ready to start my day I put on my playlist with some upbeat jams to get me dancing and ready to take on a new day! 

Do you have a morning routine? Leave me a comment below and let me know, I would love to hear from you! 

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What's In My Planner Bag

After about a year of planning and finding what works for me, I have crafted my everyday supplies down to this adorable pouch from Tj Maxx! These supplies are perfect for ring planning, travelers notebooks, note taking, bullet journaling, etc. 

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Pastel Pilot Frixion Erasable Highlighters

I love using these highlighters to color code and and highlight important events on my calendar I need to remember!

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Hobonichi Techo 2017 Coleto Pen

Hi-Tec-C Coleto Pen 

Coleto pens are one of my faves because you can have multiple pens in one barrel and it helps to not only save space but have exactly what you need in one pen and can change out the ink!

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Pentel Pencil Click 0.7

Pentel Clic Eraser

These two items have quickly become must haves for my bullet journal. I like to sketch things out in pencil first (so I can erase any mistakes because I am a perfectionist). I then use the big eraser to erase the pencil marks after writing in pen. 

Tombow Calligraphy Pen

Black Sharpie

The Tombow calligraphy pen has become my favorite pen to use. I love how it writes, doesn't bleed through and I have been enjoying trying to learn calligraphy and hand lettering. I use the sharpie to write on laminated post it notes in my planner for quick thoughts that I can just wipe off later. 

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 Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

These pens have the most incredible top for writing and color coding. I have come to realize I definitely need all the colors!

What are your favorite planner supplies? Leave me a comment below and let me know!

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