Sometimes being a coach is THE BEST

I discovered Mel Robbins a while ago, and today was the Success Club prize call with her!!

Erin Condren Life Planner x2 and EC notebook for the win!

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Perfectionist Planner Paralysis

Today’s the day! Today is the first day in the new 18 month Erin Condren Life Planner. Even though this is my 3rd one, I still get planner paralysis. It’s so beautiful and new and full of possibilities. 

Top: Vertical 2016 life planner, Bottom: new 2016-2017 neutral horizontal life planner

I like getting the new 18 mo planner even if I have one that lasts through the end of this year because it becomes a mid year fresh start. What are my goals? Why do I have them? How am I doing with them?

I switched layouts from vertical (after 2 years!) to horizontal in an attempt to try something new, use my brain a different way, and see if it will work better for my busy life. Now I’m paralyzed. Afraid to do something “wrong” and mess it up. It’s totally silly. Time to get past the fear and love every bit of this planner, what it will help me do, what it will help me record, and the sanity it brings to momlife. 

It had to be done

So last June when Erin Condren does their release of new planners, there was a glitch. An amazing glitch which let me get a 12 month life planner for $20. Except I didn’t get a 12 month. They sent me an 18 month. 

So last July I switched to the new amazing 18 month planner. And now it’s getting very fat.  

left 2014-2015 , r 2015-2016!

So I decided to be brave and uncoil both and recoil them the way I wanted them and dumping the 6 months of overlap. 

 

clamped off the sections

The 18 month coils have come a long way!

 

2014-2015 left, 2015-2016 right

All done!

 

all done! there are even extra note pages in the one for this year and I moved the important notes! win!
   
It wasn’t bad at all once I got past the initial anxiety of uncoiling. Next time I’ll use a planner friend’s tip and hold the pages together with an unbent paper clip. It will keep the holes together. 

 

Sunday Planning

I always feel so much better, less chaotic and more in control, if I can plan out the week. I always put my workouts in first. If I know what workout I need to do, I’ll do it. And getting the “me time” of a workout makes my day and week go better. 

The kids’ and hubby’s activities and homeschooling lessons go in next since they’re non-negotiable, and that gives me an idea of where we have flex time and can add errands and play dates.  

Next, hubby and I will do meal planning. “Rations for results” is the name of our plan and we will figure it all out and cook in bulk for at least part of the week. 

What do you do to plan your week?