We all have high hopes for the New Year, don’t we? Each year, most of us make resolutions with big plans to finish them and accomplish great things.

The unfortunate truth, though, is that very few of us manage to keep up. It’s estimated that just 8 percent of people end up following through with their New Year’s resolutions.

This is due to a few factors, namely the fact that we often set large and monumental goals, without considering the amount of time and effort that’ll be required to reach them. Sometimes, we’re also guilty of being unclear, of setting vague goals that are difficult to visualize, and even more challenging to accomplish.

Don’t let this discourage you though! The good news is that you can set goals and plans for the New Year; and stick with them to see them through. But in order to do so, you’re going to need a drastically different approach—one that will allow you to set yourself up for success.

In keeping with our theme of recent blog series where we encourage you to create goals that are obtainable and realistic, ones that can fit seamlessly into your life, we’d like to share a few tips that you can use to start the New Year off right.

With this in mind, let’s see how you can set goals that are obtainable, and how our intuitive daily planner can be your ally for success this year! Day Designer was created to help you find a simple system for…

Achieving realistic goals

Don’t set New Year’s resolutions that are destined to fail. Instead look to set goals that are achievable and realistic; ones that you can fit into your life. Before setting resolutions, take stock of your life, and find a way to create manageable objectives. Then, look to create a plan within your Day Designer planner to reach those objectives by breaking them up into doable steps and putting them down on your schedule.

Scheduling your time

A well-designed planner will help you to keep everything straight by allowing you to schedule out your time. Being organized was one of 2017’s top resolutions, and with the right planner, it’s much easier to get organized. The Day Designer “today” column is broken up into hourly schedules, allowing you to easily pencil in time to work on your goals. Setting aside time blocks for various tasks is a strategic approach, one that’s far more effective than simply making a list and attempting to fit everything in. Try the Day Designer signature daily planning page for free!

Staying focused

How easy is it to write a list, and then get distracted? With Day Designer, there’s the option to not only write out your list, but there’s also a special spot to jot down your top three to-dos. This will help keep you focused on your priorities, remind you of your overarching goals, and make it easier for you to take small steps toward success.

Keeping your to-do lists in one easy spot

Getting all your lists, thoughts and ideas down on paper is a great way to free up your mind; allowing you to accomplish more. By jotting down your to-do’s in one spot within your Day Designer, you can easily cross them off and transfer them to the following day if you don’t get them all finished. It’s a great way to track your progress and ensure nothing’s forgotten.

Finding joy and gratitude

Finally, Day Designer also helps to promote gratitude. Our daily planner encourages you to find joy and happiness throughout your day, which can also lead to a positive shift in your overall outlook and mindset. Being grateful offers a number of amazing benefits, and is a great way to stay positive and on track throughout the New Year.

At Day Designer, our goal is to help you live an intentional, balanced, and gratitude-filled life. If you’d like to make this the year that you achieve your goals, you’ll want to ensure that you make resolutions that are realistic, achievable, and able to fit into your life. Then, make sure you have a plan to make them happen. With a Day Designer planner, you can ensure that you have all of your organizational tools with you, on hand, helping to keep you on track and working toward success. It’s going to be a great year!

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