A new week and a new month - how is it that we're almost done with January.......this month totally flew by! And today, just like every Sunday, I'm prepping for the week ahead - and I am LOVING my Simplified Planner so much! Not only is this the first year I've tried the Simplified Planners, but it's also my first time using Power Sheets by Lara Casey - and I was skeptical at first, especially since it took a while to dig in and figure out what the heck I wanted to accomplish this year.
So after my first month using Power Sheets, I can say that I am a big fan! They keep me focused on not only what I want to accomplish each month, but how I want to feel.....what I want to cultivate in my own life. I'm combining both my personal and business life in these sheets each month and I love looking back at the end of January and seeing how much progress I've made. Some things were tackled and finished.......others still have a bit more work........but most importantly, I'm not focused on just the end result, but I can see the progress and little steps I took.
Now I'm a big fan of to-do lists and crossing things off as I go, so my hyper-organized brain loves to see check marks and finished projects. But more importantly, I took Lara's advice and added in small goals that focus on how I want to feel, not just what I want to accomplish.......serious game changer here!
We can write those mile long to-do lists and constantly focus on crossing off tasks and keeping up with everyone else who seems to be crushing their goals. But I can tell you from experience that you can only keep that up for so long........there are more important things than crushing goals and crossing off tasks. How do you want your life to feel? What brings you joy? How can you take care of yourself and your family so you can enjoy the everyday moments?
So as we approach the end of January, I am so excited that I've made progress on the goals I set for the month, but I'm even more proud that I focused on loving myself and my family a little bit more.
Are you a Simplified Planner or Power Sheets lover too? If so, I'd love to know how you used them this month!