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Do you want to wake up happy and looking forward to the day ahead? Does this seem impossible because you’re too stressed and your life feels chaotic? There is hope that your chaotic life can be transformed into a smooth-flowing order that brings you peace. Did you know that the simple act of planning can change your life?

Let me share with you some easy ways that can help you un-clutter your mind and change your life by getting yourself out of an unorganized and frustrating daily schedule.

10 Ways That Planning Can Change Your Life

  1. Ask yourself why you are in in a rut, disorganized, and frustrated? Why can’t you accomplish what you want to do? Having a list of tasks isn’t enough. Write down some of these problems.
  2. What do you really want? Are you looking to have a simple life or do you want to accomplish a huge list of things. Are you wanting peace? List your general goals.
  3. Don’t blame yourself for the rut or disorganization. Write down what you need to run your life smoothly.
  4. Realize that you can reach more goals with a plan. Goals should be defined and there needs to be a step-by-step plan to reach them. Write down defined goals.
  5. Write out your vision.
  6. Make a list of short-term goals and tasks that are necessary.
  7. Think about your weaknesses. How are your weaknesses stopping you from reaching your goals?
  8. Encourage yourself. Remind yourself that you have worth and that there are many things that you can accomplish. Use Scripture verses or affirmations to encourage yourself. You can do things that are important to you.
  9. Utilize your good attitude and emotions to help you create a written plan.
  10. Use an all-inclusive planner to get everything in a written form. Follow your plan to change your life.

After you have read these 10 ways to change your life and are ready to get started, I recommend getting a planner that is simple, but very effective. Mal Paper has created a beautiful planner that I want to share with you. Mal Paper is an English company that creates beautiful, top-quality papers. This planner is called the Daily Goal Setter. The title truly describes what you’ll find inside on the lovely paper.

Daily Goal Setter
Daily Goal Setter: Daily Planning Pages

Why You’ll Love the Daily Goal Setter

The elegant, Scandinavian style gives it a simple, un-cluttered design. It’s cover is PU Faux Leather, which is actually softer than leather. It includes 274 pages, is undated, and has two ribbons for marking your place.

Here are some of the excellent features:

  • Cheat Sheet to the Daily Goal Setter
  • You’ll learn about Routines, Goal setting tutorial, Gratitude, Affirmations, Tasks
  • SMART method, ABCDE Method to prioritize your To-do lists
  • Pages to work out your long-term, medium term, and short-term goals
  • Monthly review
  • Weekly review
  • Daily planning pages: Gratitude section, Affirmation section, List of tasks, and End-of-day Grateful section
  • Blank Note Pages
  • Bullet pages
  • Yearly Calendars
  • 5.6×8.25″ – Fits perfectly in a bag or backpack
Daily Goal Setter in Backpack

I’m using my planner and love the ease of use, the calming, simple design, and the ribbons! I’m so happy to offer my lovely readers a discount code for them to use when purchasing their own Daily Goal Setter.

15% Off Savings Code: BRSPECIAL15

When you get your planner, let me know what your favorite features are and how it’s changing your life.

Resources: Life Coach Spotter

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Lisa Ehrman

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33 Comments

rochelle haynes · August 29, 2020 at 12:38 am

This sounds good to me

Christa Sloan · August 29, 2020 at 11:31 am

I’m considering sharing this post with one of my loved ones. She is pushing away making plans to keep her life running smoothly. I have suggested she make meal plans to help with co-parenting and she is really resisting. Maybe she would be able to use this planner since it’s so portable. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the helpful post.

    Lisa Ehrman · August 29, 2020 at 11:54 am

    That sounds like a lovely thing for you to do. This planner is great for someone who has never used a planner or goal-setter before. It’s so easy to learn!

      Christa's Christa · August 30, 2020 at 11:50 am

      I think that it would be great for keeping track of meals and what your kids are eating too. I look forward to the day that my loved one has her life in order.

        Lisa Ehrman · August 30, 2020 at 3:20 pm

        It has lots of room to help keep track of things πŸ™‚

Calvin · August 29, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Writing down all your realistic goals is the best advice you can give, always helpful for thought process, and lots more. Great way to start.

Erika Sirgenson · August 29, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Thank you

Jo D. · August 29, 2020 at 6:06 pm

Great advice, we all need a little calm in our chaotic lives these days!

Jo D. · August 29, 2020 at 6:08 pm

Great advice, we all need a little calm in our lives these days!

Sandy Pincombe · August 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm

I need a planner like this. Since my husband passed away I am at loose ends and need to take back my life.

Jo D. · August 30, 2020 at 11:27 pm

These ideas apply to everyone at every stage of life!

Joanne · September 1, 2020 at 5:52 am

I am a major planner! I find that is one thing that not only keeps me focused but helps give me that feeling (illusion?) of control that I so desperately feel like I need this year.

    Lisa Ehrman · September 1, 2020 at 9:13 am

    That feeling or illusion helps though. It at least gives us a little confidence to try and stay on track. πŸ™‚

Christina Gould · September 1, 2020 at 6:36 pm

This sounds like a great system. I could use a planner in my life. Thanks for posting!

Dana Rodriguez · September 2, 2020 at 9:25 am

These are great tips. I really need to work on this. Last few months have been so stressful.

    Lisa Ehrman · September 2, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Yes, everything has been crazy! I’m working on it, too. Every little bit of organization is definitely helpful πŸ™‚

Sarah L · September 2, 2020 at 7:21 pm

It helps me to write things down. My memory isn’t what it used to be.

    Lisa Ehrman · September 2, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I do the same….gotta have a list πŸ™‚

Suzanne Greene · September 15, 2020 at 9:08 am

This is a great article. Thanks for all of the ideas.

Christina S · September 15, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Thank you for these tips!

Brandi Dawn · September 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm

I am a planner AND a list maker. I have tried to use the apps on my phone to make these lists buy I find that I prefer the tangible books like the one you have here. Thank you for sharing!

Shannon · October 3, 2020 at 11:07 am

Thanks for sharing this advice with us.

Debbie P · October 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the above list. I am going to print it out and hang it on my fridge!

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