I’ve been an Erin Condren LifePlanner user for the past six months now and I have to admit– Its one of the best planners I’ve ever used. Not only can I keep track of important dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and to-do’s but I can track my goals for the year as well.
Keep reading to see how I’ve been using this planner to track my goals… and my top three reasons why I L-O-V-E this planner. Oh, and I’m giving one away to a lucky reader!
Before I delve into how I use my planner to track my goals, I wanted to share a few reasons why I love this planner:
- Customizable options: You can customize everything from the color of the coils, to the layout and the cover. The covers are interchangeable so you can switch them out whenever you want and you can even personalize with your name!
- Two words: Planner Accessories. Erin Condren has the cutest stickers, sticky notes, pretty pens and more so you can make your planner your own. I absolutely love all the bright colors and happy add-ons.
- This planner totally helps me keep my ish together. With working full-time, managing this blog and just living life, I have a LOT going on and a LOT that I need to remember to do.
You can get more of an inside look at the LifePlanner here.
Near the front of the Erin Condren LifePlanner, there are two pages with several blank boxes that you can completely customize. I use these boxes to lay out my goals for the year. The first side has a few of my biggest goals. On the opposite side, I separated all my goals into categories (Career, Skills, Blog, Personal Development, etc.). Under each of these categories I write out a few fitting goals.
If you don’t have that many goals to list out (trust me, it takes some time to think of them all!), you can also assign each box to a month of the year and put one goal you want to complete that specific month.
I can easily refer to this page to keep my goals top of mind and once I complete the goal, I can cross it off my list.
~ Believe you can and you will ~
I try to create SMART Goals (click to read my past post on these!) and put some sort of timeframe or due date to them. I can enter this due date in my planner and also plan out quarterly or monthly check-ins if needed throughout the year. For instance, if weight loss is one of your goals, you can insert in all your goal weight check-in dates to track your progress.
I use the vertical layout and break down each day on the weekly calendar into three categories: Blog, Personal and Work. I can then add my goal under it’s respective category.
The Erin Condren LifePlanner includes a page of notes at the beginning of each month. I like to use this section to create a list of important to-do’s and dates. This is a great spot to add a reminder for the goal you are working on for that month.
I will use the sides and bottom note sections on the weekly calendar pages to help track goals as well. I’ll include a list of to-do’s for that week that I need to complete. One of my goals is to cook at home five nights a week so I use the bottom notes section to meal plan.
Planners can be so much more than just helping to remember important dates and the Erin Condren LifePlanner was made to do just that.
How are you tracking your goals for 2019?
The Erin Condren team is graciously hooking up one of my readers with their very own LifePlanner ($50 value)! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter— good luck!