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It’s easy to create a plan. The trick is how to make it efficient and easy to duplicate. Learn exactly how below.

How do you generally create a plan?

Are you the kind of person who sits down and makes a couple of notes?

Or do you take the time to reflect on your priorities before scheduling tasks?

The difference between both approaches is what makes difference.

For instance, I love planning.

I just finished organizing my planners for 2018 so that they’re accessible to me at all times.

And that’s part of my plan.

I also adore fountain and colorful pens, and I’m a big fan of color coding my entries.

But while they make any planners look amazing, the magic only happens when my plan is effective.

Today, I want to focus on how planners can make the most of out of their passion to overcome procrastination and achieve their goals.

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Create a plan that works

I’m writing this post for you, my fellow planner (addicted).

Maybe, you found planner peace. Maybe not…

Either way, you enjoy spending time with your Bullet Journal or Erin Condren LifePlanner.

You may even decorate them with:

  • drawings
  • doodles
  • stick notes
  • washi tapes
  • stickers
  • markers

Still, all your work of putting together the cutest spreads ever don’t reflect in your productivity.

Yes, they look pretty. But your performance doesn’t keep up with their appearance.

What’s wrong then?

And even more important: how to solve it?

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To put it simply, the answer is:

  • Have a goal.
  • Develop a habit.
  • Take control.

Have a goal

One of the workshops I attended during the first PlannerCon Europe was Cara Vincens’Planning Your Dreams.”

She taught us how to put together a list of our 100 Dreams, which is harder than it sounds.

While you don’t need that many to create a plan that works, it helps a lot.

What’s it that you want for yourself?

Define your goals and make them the cornerstone of your daily schedule.

I use a Vision Board for that.

Feel free to grab my free template in my Library to create yours too.

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Develop a habit

A simple but effective concept I learned since joining Chichi Eruchalu’s mastermind community is the Daily 5. 

You can learn the details about it by becoming a member of The Collective

In short, it’s about habits.

To be successful, we need to develop a routine that:

  • is realistic
  • is based on our priorities
  • leaves us room for growth

Reassess your current habits and substitute the ones that aren’t helping for positive ones.

How about starting with your morning routine?

Take control

Finally, it’s about being in command of your life.

You won’t feel like doing certain things every time.

Yet, if they’re the ones that will help you get more done, you’ll have to make it happen.

My favorite way to refuel my motivation is with affirmations.

Choose an affirmation related to your current obstacle and use it to rewire your mindset.

I put together a collection that I downloaded and bring with me everywhere I go.

They remind me of my Dreams and Purpose and help me recharge my batteries when in doubt or facing challenges.

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Plan to become more productive

Since planning itself isn’t the problem for you, learn how to overcome procrastination by facing your blocks.

Which of the steps above do you need to work on the most?

Take one day at a time and start implementing them.

If you’d like to have accountability and support throughout your journey, join the challenge today.

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52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You

I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my Facebook Group #PlanWithDebbie.

You can read everything about the challenge here.

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How the 52-week productivity challenge works

First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity.[/ninja-popup]

After signing up, you’ll be invited to join the Facebook group #PlanWithDebbie.

On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.

I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.

From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:

  • Become more efficient
  • Save time
  • Manage stress
  • Achieve your goals

You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.

And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.

If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.

All that FOR FREE!

See you at the challenge

The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.

It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.

Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.

I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!

Read the other posts in this series:

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Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.