I honestly feel like there has been so much personal growth over the past couple of years. I’ve gotten better at setting boundaries and I’m slowly figuring out how to best be productive. Part of that process has involved experimenting with A LOT of planners. I have finally landed on what I think will be a really successful 2020 Planner Plan.
I used to scroll Instagram or watch YouTube videos where folks actively used multiple planners. My thoughts were always why? How do they keep up with them? What’s the point?
Well, now I get it… kind of.
I’m still only carrying one planner day to day, but I am adding a couple of things to my planner rotation. Am I nuts? We shall see.
I saw PowerSheets mentioned by several of my favorite Instagrammers over the course of the year. After watching a webinar with founder Lara Casey, I wasn’t quite sold, but they definitely piqued my interest. Instead, I opted to check out the smaller, undated option in the Cultivate What Matters online shop.
Completing the introductory pages took a lot longer than I expected, but they offered SO much clarity. After working through the PowerSheets for the last few months, I knew I wanted to incorporate the full version for 2020.
I’ll be diving in soon, and hopefully be able to take on the new year with even more intentionality. I’ll also be doing a full review in the new year, but here’s a sneak peek:
My holy grail of planners. I am transitioning to the hourly for 2020, after using the vertical for the past four years. So far, I really good about my choice.
Like many women, I have a lot going on. Between being a wife and mom, I have a full-time job, a part-time job, this blog, and an annual retreat to plan. A run-of-the-mill to do list just isn’t cutting it any more. I need to be more intentional about not only what I do, but also when I do it.
The hourly also helps me know when to say “no” to things. My mom tried to teach me early on that you just can’t do everything. As I’ve matured, I’ve learned the importance of not over-scheduling and really being protective over my time.
(3) The Content Planner*
It’s easy to set a bunch of goals. It’s less easy to actually form a plan to get you there. That’s the case for not only this blog, but for any creative endeavors outside my regular job.
I have my Instagram account, a memoir I recently started, a screenplay, ideas for a podcast I’ve been toying with for a while… Like I’ve said before, I want to do ALL THE THINGS.
The Content Planner is a super practical tool that I plan on using to break things down for all of those “other” things. PLUS, it includes social media stickers to help keep things straight.
So, here’s the plan:
- PowerSheets to discover my goals and priorities
- The EC Life Planner to hourly break down the day-to-day
- The Content Planner to practically bring creative projects to fruition
Are you ready to take on 2020? What kind of systems do you use to get the most out of your time? Be sure to check out some of my previous planner reviews if you’re still on the lookout for what might work best for you.
2020, we’re coming for ya!
*Full reviews coming soon!