It’s no secret that I tend to be quite particular about my planners. So, of course, for 2017 I had to design my own.
I’ve put “The Girl on Fire” on the cover, as a reminder to be strong this year.
Here’s a look at the inside. Don’t mind all of my notes and goals. If I don’t write something down, it will invariably and inadvertently get forgotten.
If you’ve never seen Victoria Schwab’s calendar method before, check it out here.You assign each thing a colored sticker, and then, when you’ve done that thing, you get a sticker. I adore these stickers from Michael’s. They’re tiny enough to fit in my planner and shiny enough that I’ll stay up late working just to earn one.
It’s definitely one of the best motivating systems I’ve ever used. There’s nothing more satisfying than giving yourself a sparkly star at the end of the day for accomplishing something. (And also, nothing more disappointing than not being able to give yourself one because you lazed on the couch watching Fuller House instead…)
Plus, at the end of the month, you can see precisely how consistently you’ve worked to achieve your goals.
And now, as the calendar shows, I’ve got a short story that needs finalizing for the Muses tomorrow, so I should go do that… 🙂
How do you stay motivated to meet your goals?
(p.s. If you want to create your own planner, I recommend using Lulu. It’s easy and super affordable.)