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Planner Girl Book Club: Finding Your Destiny

April 24, 2018
Happy As Annie Planner Girl Book Club Pick: Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck

welcome to the planner girl book club! what’s that, you say?

well, i recently started rereading martha beck’s steering by starlight: the science and magic of finding your destiny, and i invited all my fellow #plannerbabes to do the same and go on this journey of self-(re)discovery with me.

this is a “book club” in the loosest sense of the word. no strict reading schedules or discussion questions. while i do love those, i get plenty of that at my day job!

in fact, you can even participate without reading the book. as my darling friend sarah likes to say, “just live your journey, girl!”

so let’s dive in to the book’s introduction!

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Planner Girl Book Club: Steering by Starlight

April 17, 2018
Planner Girl Book Club: Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck

the book that changed my life

i just started rereading one of my most treasured books of self-transformation of all time: steering by starlight, written by life coach and harvard-educated sociologist martha beck. this book allowed me to quit my job as a lawyer, go back to school, and finally live my true destiny.

so yeah, this book literally changed my life!

since im a blogger, planner girl, and–as most of you probably don’t know–a part-time english professor, book clubs are obviously my jam.

therefore, i put two and two together and hit publish!

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Piggy-backing: How to Multitask Without Really Trying

January 9, 2018
Piggybacking: How to Multitask Without Really Trying

i’m a homebody. and if i do leave the house, i don’t like to rush around town to run errands. what can i say? i just need more buffer time between chores and activities so i don’t burn out.

unfortunately, this personality trait makes productivity difficult sometimes. but there’s help! here’s how the strategy of piggy-backing helps me multitask with little extra effort.

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How to Set SMART Goals in 2018

January 1, 2018
New Year's Resolutions: How to Set Smarter Goals

are you setting smart goals for the new year? or are you setting yourself up for failure without even realizing it? find out which camp you fall into and, of course, how to get into the right one!

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Make an End of the Year Achievements List

December 24, 2017
Why you should make a list of your 2017 achievements before the new year. I keep my list in my planner!

the year’s end is a thrilling time for planner girls. we select our 2018 planner lineup. we set up our dashboards and dividers just how we want them. we set goals, schedules, and routines. we can’t wait to dive in to the new year!

but before we canon ball head first (is that even possible?) into 2018, can we take a few moments to reflect on 2017 real quick? a list of this year’s achievements can help you plan for a stellar 2018. here’s how.

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Webcrawl Wednesday: How to Create a More Mindful Space

August 23, 2017
How to Create a More Mindful Home: Ideas from MindBodyGreen

a cluttered space can be distracting and stressful. distractions and extra stress are the last thing you want in your busy life, am i right?

for today’s webcrawl wednesday, i found some simple tips to help make your home or office a more mindful space. a space that is free of physical as well as psychic clutter. read on for a link to the mindbodygreen article.

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How to Use More Than One Planner

July 31, 2017
How to Use More than One Planner

“i own more than one planner. how can i actually use them all?”

it’s difficult not to buy more than one planner! there are so many fun ones out there! so how can you actually put them all to use? most people dedicate each planner to a different part of their life: school, home, their youtube channel.

THAT DOESN’T WORK FOR ME! here’s what does.

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The Goals Pages of My Erin Condren Life Planner

July 17, 2017
How to use the goals pages of your Erin Condren Life Planner

the front pages of the erin condren life planner

the beginning few pages of the erin condren life planner can be fun and useful. that is, if you can figure out what to do with them! the two-page goals spread stayed blank all year in my last planner. here’s how i’m putting it to use this time around.

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