A goal without a plan is just a wish, but a goal with a plan of action is your future. With 2020 upon us, it’s time to embark on a plan for an awesome year. Organizing your days to prioritize what makes you happy is the best way you can feel more fulfilled. If you’re looking for a method to plan out your to-do list accordingly, here are some alternatives to your classic Google Calendar (though if Gcal works for you, then stick with it!).
Danielle LaPorte believes leading with your feelings is key to living the life you desire. Her planner and the accompanying course helps you tap into those feelings to craft days that leave you feeling good. Daily prompts encourage you “to align your thoughts and actions with your Core Desired Feelings—the key part of a heart-centered life.” Monthly mantras called “words of power,” and an astrology guide are also included. Her Desire Map planner comes in daily and weekly version, dated and undated, as well as a digital versions (which starts at $25)
Entrepreneur, mom and business consultant Kate Northrup knows about time management. She recently released the self-help guide “Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women.” This digital planner is the guidebook to help you accomplish more by doing less. It uses the lunar and seasonal cycles as well as a woman’s menstrual cycle to help women plan their days according to when they’re most productive. There’s a waitlist for physical version, the digital version is available now.
This fun, doodle-filled journal by Rad and Happy illustrator Tara Larson Nearents will leave you filled with joy every time you crack it open. Her script fonts and cute phrases of encouragement throughout the planner will make you smile. There’s a dated and undated version (the dated version is $10 more), with cute hand drawn doodles by Tara you can color for a quick happy break between errands.
This journal will make you take stock of all the good things in your life at the start and end of your day. By writing down the three things you’re grateful for and things that will make your day awesome, you will hone in on what makes you happy before everything else. And, like the title suggests, it only takes 5 minutes of your day to complete. There’s also a version for kids–it’s never too young to teach gratitude to the little ones.