Hi loves —
I have something important that you need to read right now.
January 2020 is just over three months away.
How does that make you feel?
How has this year unfolded?
Let yourself think back to January 2019. Who were you then? What were you hoping for, dreaming of, and planning? What did you want this year to BE? Maybe you sat down and created a list of goals for your year, with your cup of tea & your favorite pens. Maybe you set out to learn to play the ukelele, finally clean out the garage, change your job, start your blog. Maybe you wanted to *feel* differently — to drink more water and move your body more so that you feel more energetic, alive & bright. Maybe you wanted to connect more deeply with your partner, carving out more time for date nights or trips to the beach.
So my question for you today is: did you do it?
We know so many people who dread the start of their week.
A quick scroll through Facebook on a Sunday or Monday and you’ll see so many reminders that most people are simply trying to get through the week, hoping that they can survive until the weekend without too much overwhelm and drama. You’ll see countdowns til Friday, memes about “the Mondays” or reminders of the Sunday Scaries, when people start to dread the end of their weekend.
What if instead you got excited for Monday, because you look forward to living your dreams all week? Imagine if you spent your Sundays looking forward to a week routine that is inspired, aligned, and organized!
Even beyond that, picture yourself able to look ahead with certainty, knowing that you have already made time in your upcoming schedule for doing everything you must get done, PLUS you had also built in time for rest, play, attending to your physical and spiritual health, and spending meaningful time with family and friends? You were dreaming and planning your way into a fulfilled and balanced week.
Suddenly, Monday wouldn’t feel so overwhelming, would it?
We all know people whose dreams are legendary and huge. Every time you see them, you might hear about a new idea — the book they want to write, the business they want to start, the invention idea they have that someone should create. But, they may or may not actually make it happen.
Then, you probably know planners, too. They are hardly ever late, have everything scheduled, and it’s definitely not easy for them to change plans if something unexpected comes up in their day, because every minute is scheduled. A lot gets done day to day, but there isn’t a lot of time devoted to the big picture.
The truth is, there is a sweet spot between these two extremes.
That’s where we come in.
How can you go from being a dreamer to a doer?
Or better yet, how can you be the best of both?
The biggest shift you have to make is not about logistics or when or how you plan, but instead it’s about shifting your mindset.
It seems obvious to say, but the more special moments you fill your life with, the more special your life will feel.
That goes for planning, too.
That’s why we love not only creating products that help people plan out their big dreams, but help them do the planning itself.
Our number one tip for how to make planning a part of your life that you adore is to make it feel really special.
Here are three ways to do that so that your time spent planning feels more like a treat than another item on your to-do list.