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5 Organizing Options for Meeting Goals in the New Year

5 Organizing Options for Meeting Goals in the New Year

It's a new year! By now the champagne bottle is in the recycling bin and you've lounged in your stretchy pants for hours of your favorite tv or movie marathons. Like many, in preparation for the new year, you've probably swept and cleaned house to bring in good energy. Maybe you ate twelve grapes at midnight, for luck in the 12 coming months. Or you made sure your first dinner in the new year was a plate full of black eyed peas, greens, ham hocks and cornbread to bring luck, wealth and health.

Now that you're rituals are over, it's time to head back to work and initiating all the plans you have for this year. So many make resolutions that they don't stick to. This is true even if the thought of completing those goals sound like motivation enough to get in better shape, learn a new skill,  make a change in habits or finish a project. And the best way to keep you on track (besides having a good support group) is breaking your goal down into smaller achievements. For my first post of the year, I've looked at some of the best organizing planners to help you stay on track with your goals.


The Passion Planner

1. The first is the Passion Planner . This planner is designed to help you move infinitely in the direction of your dreams in daily bite sized steps. In comes in dated, academic and undated versions to suit your needs. There is also a free downloadable version on their website if you want to test it out. This planner has sections for personal and professional projects, what you plan to focus on for that week and an end of month checklist to see if you've met your goals.

Day Designer Planner

2. Whitney English Day Designer is a planner that focuses on how your structure your time daily. This planner is based on a 4 step system.  It reminds you of your top 3 goals for the day, provides a to-do list, time scheduling space and a place to record what you are grateful for at the end of the day. Their website also includes a free downloadable page to test run their planner.

Eric Condren LifePlanner

3. Eric Condren LifePlanner- This planner comes in horizontal or vertical weekly layout versions with monthly motivational quotes. You can also customize the cover and notepad with personalized text, color choices or even your favorite photos. There is a section for setting and organizing goals per month or life area and blank pages for writing notes or doodling. LifePlanner also provides a space for a weekly thankful thought and bright stickers to color code sections and make them easily accessible. While a zip pouch and pocket sleeve for storage helps keep all your notes and papers together, there are other accessories add- ons that can make planning out your week, month or year feel fun.

NeuYear The Week Dominator Planner

4. NeuYear The Week Dominator is a 2 book planner broken into 6 months each. It is undated which gives you the flexibility to start your year when YOU want to. Each week is given a four sheet spread. The first 2 pages are to list your goals, to do lists and daily gratitude for the week. The following 2 pages are spaces to review your week and track what you've accomplished. So list your highlights, losses and ideas for solutions as you prepare for the following week.

Your Best Year Planner

5. Your Best Year 2016: Productivity Workbook and Creative Business Planner is the final planner option. It is available in printed or downloadable versions and seems to have had a major revamp from the previous year. This planner is geared towards those wanting to improve their business. But you are in the business of you so it can be applied to any goal in your life. It comes with risk assessment worksheets and areas for habit trackers, recording memorable moments and progress reviews in a 154 page letter sized planner.

So those are my top 5 organizing options for meeting goals in 2016. Do you have a great planner or organizing method? Please feel free to share it with me here. Wishing you a wonderful 2016!


~ Nia Andino ~



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