Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
I have always had a slight addiction to planners. There is something about writing down and organizing your plans, due dates, pay day and bills that is extremely relaxing. I haven’t used a planner in years and I have certainly missed it. My life is pretty hectic. I work full time overnight four days a week, I attend several Yelp Elite, Blogger and Community events every month, I also write for multiple review websites and for my two blogs (this one and a second local blog that is a work in progress. I admit I haven’t had enough time for it). Needless to say, I can use something to organize my life and keep me focused.
This Tools4Wisdom 2014 Planner is great for people with a hectic lifestyle. It has not only a monthly and daily calendar, but so much more. The planner is broken down into three sections: Goals, Planner and Notes Journal. The journal itself is spiral bound with a plastic cover on each side to protect the planner.
The Goals section is fantastic for writing down all the goals you have for yourself and helping you to stay on track. When filling out this section I realized I have even more goals than I thought I did. A lot more. There is a page for Personal goals listed by priority. Another page is for Professional goals. There are pages to list your purpose driven goals with prompts to help you think deeper into those goals (by listing why you have that goal, what the steps are to achieve the goal, etc.). There is even a reflection planner which helps you define your goals and gives you topics to help you realize all of the goals that you may have.
The Planner section is broken down by month. It contains goal lists for each individual month, a monthly calendar with space to write out main goals, notes and ideas and a daily calendar with even more prompts and goal lists.
The Notes Journal section is simple. It is several pages that have two columns: “Notes and Reflections” and “Actions”. They are large blank sections where you could really write whatever your heart desires.
I have enjoyed using this planner since it arrived. While I do feel that it overdoes it a bit with the goals, I do not mind it. I have discovered new goals and remembered old goals. Most importantly, it helps me remember what needs to be done. I sometimes get wrapped up in the moment and forget to do important tasks. This planner is helping me to remember what is important to me and how I can get there. It also helps me remember Doctor appointments. :)
Do you use a planner? How do you stay organized in your life?*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.