In planning for a great new year, let’s start kicking off 2014 with using time wisely before January 1st. Taking a few minutes to prepare and print off calendars and worksheets gets us ready to hit the ground running after the ball drops.
Having set my priorities and taking some time away from blogging in 2013, I am ready to jump into 2014 focused on using time wisely. Instead of staying tied to my predetermined posting scheduling, I will stick to the same topics, but I will no longer break up series.
The January 2013 series on Planning for Success, the April 2013 Birthday series, and the Summer Reading series in June 2013 brought good feedback regarding how you, my loyal readers, prefer series unbroken. I heard your feedback and have been brainstorming how to adjust. I also missed posting some great freebies because I learned of them after a Friday post and the deal went live before the next Friday’s post.
Since the posting schedule tool is no longer working for me, I am changing tools. This blogging journey has its ups and downs. For me, 2013 was a dip down as I needed to go back to the drawing board.
Though I am not sure this new change will produce the results I desire, I am willing to work through the kinks to find what works. One tool that continues to work for me is a blogging calendar as well as a personal calendar.
Review your Planning Tools
In kicking off 2014 with using time wisely, prepare your calendars. If you use apps or electronic calendars, then review those you use to determine if you want to continue with those into 2014.
Print your Planning Tools
For those of you who prefer a paper version, then here are a couple of FREE printable resources for your reference:
File your Planning Tools
As I prepared for 2014, I printed out each month for my personal calendar. I stapled all 12 months together and placed the bundle in the stackable tray by my desk. I also printed another set for my blogging schedule and filed those in my blog notebook.
The 12 menu planners and 12 water and exercise logs are stored in my kitchen notebook where I will need them at the start of each month.
With our planning tools chosen, gathered, and put in a designated place, we are ready to start. Knowing where these items are located will help us use these tools to navigate our way through 2014.
Thank you for taking this journey of using time wisely with me. I definitely don’t have all the answers, nor do I have this blogging thing figured out. I will share more of my plans for Using Time Wisely as we get 2014 underway. Finish 2013 well and prepare for 2014 while using time wisely!
Question: Are you waiting until January 1, or are you already preparing for 2014?