As I’ve gotten older, the more obligations and responsibilities (although I really did believe my 12-year-old obligations were legit & super serious.) There are to-do lists galore, a house to maintain, two dog to take care of, etc. I find that keeping my life ultra-organized helps me stay at least a little sane. I lean to my XO Planner for leading a more organized life. Read on friends – learn how to plan out your life for success.
Some people may think that writing down anything and everything is unnecessary or way too much, but to each their own. I need everything written out & in front of my face to feel comfortable with the day’s events. Writing out yearly goals helps keep me accountable. What’s even better? Print off your goals and plaster it on your fridge.
If you’re anything like me, it more than likely gives you satisfaction to have each part of the day planned out seamlessly, too. I even have ‘planned’ time to do unplanned (fun) activities.
I take planner shopping oddly seriously. I like to have an agenda with a decent amount of space to write in every day’s plans, a place to write notes in for the week, a section for ‘to-dos’, and a page to get an overview of the entire month.
Here are some tips that might help you plan out your life for success:
- Use a color-coded system. Have one color for all personal things, another color for each of your business planning, one for appointments, etc.
- Keep Post-it notes on each day for the next week to jot things down before writing it permanently on the page to avoid confusion if things change.
- Make sure to keep the to-do list doable so you won’t feel overwhelmed!
I leave my planner and calendar open on the breakfast table every morning. While I eat breakfast I check both and get organized for the upcoming day’s activities and goals. My XO Planner has been a life-saver. It is well organized with a special section for goal setting, bucket list, and a notes page. It even has monthly inspirational quotes throughout.
When starting off the new year, this planner has been a great way to write out my thoughts, goals, and notes for the day ahead.
How do you plan out your life for success?