What will you achieve this year?
Happy New Year!
Each new year that rolls around we find it helpful to think of it as a new book with new chapters and pages. It's the sense of writing a new volume that we find very appealing, and a good visual reminder of our ability to write the ending.
Sure, the exact ending may be beyond our control as unforseen events can crop up from time to time, but we can aim for a broad storyline and refine the ending as new characters and plot lines crop up over the course of the year.
Where to start with making changes for the new year?
Knowing the broad storyline for the new year can be tricky as the ending seems so far away. So, with the start of each new year it helps to reflect on:
- How things went last year
- What worked and what didn't work
- What you could do more of - and less of - in the coming year
- Where you want to go in terms of alignment and overall goals
Perhaps, upon reflection of your past year, you realise that you've neglected your health, in which case each when you write each chapter be sure to add health as a running plot (or at least, a subplot) and remember to continue this subplot across all 12 chapters.
Or, perhaps upon reflecting on what worked and what didn't work last year, you noticed that procrastinating derailed your goals, in which case pay close attention to how you may change the story arc so that the same plotline doesn't play out again in your new book.
...and a little something to help with your own book
In case you're after some assistance with your own book and its 365 pages and 12 chapters, we've put together our FREE Productive Life Planner. It's particularly helpful if your storyline includes gaining better balance in your life. It covers:
- Monthly, weekly, and daily planners
- The Weekly Planner helps to track habits that you're trying to improve (e.g. exercising more, drinking more water, reviewing your mood) and also helps you look at your overall balance
- The Daily Planner, in addition to serving as a nice To Do list, also acts as a nice reminder to track your daily health habits (e.g. how many glasses of water you've drunk that day, what you ate for your meals) and also your mood.
- A Step-by-Step guide on how to use the Productive Life Planner as well as additional tips to help maximise your gains. Here's a sneak peek below, and be sure to check out the planner here.
So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started with your new book.
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- Contact us to make an individual appointment to get started on making changes.
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