Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful new year filled with health, laughter and lots of love. Lots of it!
Do you recall the scene in the first, and in my opinion the best, Bridget Jones movie, in which she sits on her apartment floor, after a booze filled New Years party and a horrible rendition of "All by myself"? Bridget and I have something in common. Not only are we both horrible singers, but we both started a new calender/diary on New Years Day.
I really love new calenders. It's fun to fill in the birthdays of friends and loved ones first, followed by special events and planed travels. Usually I use a weekly planer. I also have lots of to do list flying around or notes written on post its which stick to my desk or to my computer. But this year, I invested into an "all-in-one". It's not just a calender, but the Day Designer by Whitney English.
It's quite a thick, big daily planer, that is something you keep on your desk, rather than your purse. However you can also by a mini version of it. But it is so much more than just a planer. The Day Designer starts with some thought provoking questions that I need to ask myself. About my family, career or financial goals.
I'm really looking forward to work with the strategic brand plan. I truly believe that if you write things down, they become more real. Sometimes you need to think things through to see where it will lead you. This brand plan does exactly that! You need to think through your ideas, your values as well as your strengths and skills.
The calender day itself is also different than any other calender I have ever owned. Of course, there is the regular schedule, that starts at 5am. A little early for me. But it also includes space for my to do list, with an opportunity to highlight the top three things that need to get done today. It really feels like you accomplish things, when you get to check these off. Sometimes I write things on my to do list that I have done already, so I can scratch them off! There is also space to plan dinner and to note what is due.I like that this planer will change over the course of the year. That the more I work with it, the clearer things will become for me and my future on so many levels. At least that is my hope.