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The coming of the new year always gets me in the mood for a fresh start and has me ready to tackle my goals for the year. For me, the key is a great way to organize my thoughts and my days while keeping those goals at the forefront. Tools4Wisdom creates a line of planners that do just that. They’ve worked with a team of time management experts, teachers, bloggers, parents, authors, and even an MIT scientist to create the ultimate goal-planning day planner.
The Tools4Wisdom planner is offered in several designs ranging from inspirational to professional. I chose an inspirational quote on a beach background. It is printed on both the front and back. The cover is lightly padded and soft to the touch. There is a strong spiral binding that allows you to fold the cover completely back. It is about the size of a standard 3-subject notebook. My new year has goals in parenting, health, and blogging. The layout left me plenty of room to customize the planner to my own needs.
It begins with a few pages of tips and inspiration for setting your goals. The next section is a place to lay out your personal and professional goals for the entire year. Then you have an opportunity to look at each goal separately and consider the steps you will need to reach that goal. You definitely want to take quiet time to truly think this part through.
The next area is the individual months. Each month is marked by a big, coated tab so you can easily find your place. Each month begins with a page for setting your goals for that month. The following page is a two-page full calendar of the month that is great for at-a-glance planning like birthdays and holidays. Following that is daily planner pages… one week per two-page spread. Each day has a section for you to jot down that day’s major goal. It’s followed by an hourly planner section that begins with 7am and ends with 8pm. Below that is a small section for jotting down additional daily goals. (I personally use this section for menu planning, which ties into my goal of weight loss.) There is also room for additional notes at the bottom. This would also be a good spot for some light journaling about your week. You could reflect on how well you did with your goals and how to improve the following week.
The Tools4Wisdom planner finishes with a generous notes section. There is also information on getting a free gift from them. They even put a pocket in the back cover to finish off.
Overall, I’m really impressed with all the little details in this planner. I sometimes struggle with properly setting and sticking to goals but this planner really makes me feel ready to tackle the new year and a whole bunch of big goals. I love how much space there is to get my thoughts and appointments on paper. There’s something about writing things down… it just makes it easier to sort your thoughts. I highly recommend Tools4Wisdom planners!
Pros: Very well organized. Lots of space to write. Great guided goal setting. Monthly and weekly layouts. Sturdy, lovely cover.
Cons: Pre-dated… I prefer to write in my own dates.
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Deep within our subconscious lies a treasure of wisdom with a wealth of creative ideas waiting to be discovered. Planning while asking the right questions is the key to unlocking this treasure as we connect with our higher self. A Tools4Wisdom Planner has been crafted for this purpose through question-driven planning and daily schedules that emphasize on the essential. Each planning page serves as a compass to plan on doing more of what we love – and less of the opposite. As a result, we plan ahead, yet own the now: We accomplish more, yet smell the roses. Tools4Wisdom calendars give you at-a -glance insight about your daily schedule, next appointments, and events.
At Tools4Wisdom you’ll be sure to find a 2017 Planner that meets all of your organization needs, whether you prefer to plan by the calendar year, or by the academic year.