Thursday, January 16, 2020

Keep It Together // January 2020

Hello All! It's the first Keep It Together of 2020! :) Woohoo! We're so excited that Rebecca Jo is joining us as a co-host from now on!

I am excited to post today with Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag and Rebecca Jo from Knit by God's Hand for our Keep It Together linkup!

If you're new here, this is our linkup for all things planners, memory keeping, and journalling. Please feel free to join us on the third Thursday of the month with any posts that fall into those categories! :)


This year I've been thinking about goals and planning differently than in the past. On a whim during Black Friday I picked up this planner from Moorea Seal's 52 Lists line at Target. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use it, but I love that it has more intention setting and reflection built in to the planner and the weekly spreads.

It allows you to set intentions for the week and ideas on how you'll make the next day 1% better than the day before. You have a grateful thought for each week day and reflections at the end of the week. In the back of the planner there are a lot of spots for writing goals and breaking them down into chunks. So far I'm enjoying this planner, mostly for record keeping and reflection purposes. One of my goals this year is to keep our schedule light! :) 


With everything that December brought I am even more behind on my 2019 documenting. I plan to finish my October Daily, but am unsure if I'll do retroactive November and December Dailies or not. December was kind of a blur or sadness and fear so I'm not sure how much I want to document it, to be honest. We shall see.

ANYHOW, this year I have done a different method of goal setting. I purchased a PDF from Victoria Smith's Mojo Lab to reflect on 2019 and set intentions for 2020. It is called creating a "wonder manifesto". It's new agey, which I love. I really enjoyed the questions and the different approach to setting goals and intentions. It focuses more on what you want the year to be like, and your life to be like, and THEN setting the goals, rather than setting goals just to set them, or in areas you think you should set them. Ex: I always feel like I need a relationship goal for me and KC. But at this point, I just want to focus on other things, because we're doing well and setting a "1 date per month goal" is basically what I end up with each year, and it makes us kind of tired. LOL So I'm skipping that this year. I also realized along the way that I don't really WANT a life that some of my old goals would be associated with. And continuing to make goals of that nature would be counter to the daily life I'd like to live. So, it's really been helpful and a great relief to complete the process. 

Once you do the reflection, you make a physical version of your wonder manifesto, values, and goals. I chose to do mine in a Traveler's notebook because I have a little stash that needed used, and because I would like to add journaling related to the manifesto and goals as the year goes on. This  allows me to keep working in the same insert, and to add more inserts as needed.

If you are interested in doing one as well the PDF is $18 and available, here. This isn't a plug, I just really found it helpful and wanted to share. :) 

Here are a few peeks at physical manifesto that I created. 

What's Next?!

I'm hoping to journal as the year goes in my wonder manifesto album, and decide what else to do from there. I still need to do a giveaway album from my YouTube channel, so I will probably start there. :) 

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