Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I’ve been searching for the perfect planner for years now. Back in the post-college days I had a small planner calendar that I adored and it worked perfectly for organizing my professional and personal life. Then I got married, moved a bunch of times with the military, added 3 children a dog and a leopard gecko, plus blogging to the mix and here I am still trying to find a planner that will perfectly organize my much larger and more complicated life. I jumped at the opportunity to try out the Tools4Wisdom Weekly Planner.
After using the planner for 2 weeks, I think I may have found my new perfect planner. You can see an interactive version of Tools4Wisom Weekly Planner. It really meets all my mommy needs and all my professional needs. I prefer to use a monthly view calendar for my personal planning and for most of my professional planning. A monthly view gives me the big picture that I need for planning. The Tools4Widsdom planner has a 2-page monthly view that is 17 ” wide and 10″ tall. There’s plenty of space to add my family’s many commitments and also my blog post schedule. I write my family activities in pen and my blog post schedule in pencil (a blogger will tell you that nothing on a blog schedule is written in pen!) I highlight holidays and birthdays so that I can plan ahead for them. There’s also room to jot down notes and ideas, which is space that I fill up throughout the month of living with my calendar.
When I plan out my professional daily tasks and weekly workload, I prefer to use a weekly schedule. I like that the Tools4Wisdom weekly view is a full 2-pages so there’s lots of room to write. I also appreciate the boxes on the left side and at the bottom of the pages that help you focus on your major outcomes for the week and the necessary steps to accomplish them. Taking 3-4 minutes at the start of the week to think through those boxes really helps me focus my activities and my effort for the week.
I do a pretty good job of organizing my daily, weekly and monthly schedules and workload. But professionally, I’m a bit like a new driver. I tend to look just at the front nose of the car and not far enough ahead up the road. I’m not very good at setting medium and long-range blogging goals. One of the great tools in this planner is the various goal setting worksheets, focused on both personal and professional goal setting. I’m really hoping that by walking through these worksheets monthly, I’ll be able to lift my eyes up from the nose of the car and look ahead to where I want to go with my blog.
In addition to the goal setting worksheets, the Tools4Wisdom Planner has several different reflections worksheets that compliment my new commitment to goal setting.
The Tools4Wisdom Weekly Planner works perfectly for me in allowing me to plan my family and professional activities in one spot. I love the larger size of the planner and that it opens flat because it’s spiral bound so that it’s easy to write on. I only wish that it had a hardcover to make it easier to write in on the run. But with everything else I’ve been looking for in a planner and more, I’m beyond happy with my new Tools4Wisdom Weekly Planner. And with a 1-year unconditional money-back guarantee, there’s really no reason not to give it a try to see if the Tools4Wisdom Weekly Planner is your perfect planner, too. You can find out more at the Tools4Wisdom website, on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.
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