Planning 2017


So, my 2017 planner arrived last week. Yes, I still use a paper planner. I started using it again a after reading Lee Cockerell’s book Time Management Magic . I’m such a procrastinator that I needed a new system. He highly recommends paper planners in addition to your phone one. I switched to this (Startplanner) one because it has a built in to-do list and lots of them to help organize.

I feel like my entire life is always next year. I’m currently scheduling events for 2017 for work. I’m currently planning my 2017 race calendar. I’m currently waiting on event dates for friends weddings/life events/showers/etc so I can plan things around them.

I feel like I’m always getting ahead of myself but that’s my job! I guess in a way that’s also life. Now I start planning out 2017 goals, hopeful achievements, and measurements of success. In a way it is kind of depressing. What didn’t you accomplish in the previous year. What do you want out of things? Why is nothing coming to mind? Why do I not have some overwhelming obstacle that I need to overcome? Why am I being whiny?

I guess I just can’t believe we are at the end of another year already. SO talk with me! What are your goals for 2017? What are you already planning?

Published by Kim Teter

I am a 35 year old living in Maryland. I'm trying to find a balance between a healthy lifestyle and actually having a life.

4 thoughts on “Planning 2017

  1. I have no idea what I want to do in 2017! I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at all the options right now, but not sure what I really want to do. This is in relation to both professional, personal and athletic pursuits.
    I’ve tried paper planners before but find it too challenging in comparison to managing electronic calendars and to-do lists. But I do love a paper planner and the beauty of it!

    1. Agree on all points! I’m trying to get back to the paper planner since I work from home I need to be better at time management. I find taking time to track things has been helping keep me sane, lol

  2. You are ahead of me here. I’m still firmly in 2016 but I agree paper planners are much more efficient than phone planners. Also nothing is quite so rewarding as crossing something off a list. Or is that just me?

    1. Agree! I have a spiral notebook that is just for my to-do lists. I feel like it is just a braindump note book and I use my planner for the large to-do items. I wish I could stay in 1 year for a whole year but that never happens, lol

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