Plan Big: Week by Week

It’s a new year, and there’s even a fresh blanket of snow to go with it here in Michigan. I love the chance to start anew, make goals and plans, to dream big–and so I always welcome the new year, and the opportunity to make resolutions and all the optimism that comes with it. Though I’m a fan of big ideas, I try to keep my life simple, and find balance where I can. My hopes for this year involve seeking out community and cultivating new relationships locally, spending more time reflecting, seeing, and creating, and being present and engaged, especially with loved ones.

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I do best when I break my goals up into small manageable tasks, so I decided to make a simple weekly to-do calendar that I can tape below my keyboard. Planning out daily tasks helps me stay on schedule for client projects, as well as to make room for some of my own. A small slip of paper like this helps keep my to-do list from becoming unwieldy, while still allowing me to accomplish something. Keeping it out where I can see it reminds me of my biggest goals for the week even when I’m playing with Alma or focusing on something else (without getting overwhelmed or too distracted).

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This year, I plan to share more of my projects, process, and inspirations with you here on my blog, and I’d also like to send out a newsletter (on occasion) with updates and resources. If you could use a little weekly list and maybe monthly inspiration, you can sign up for my newsletter (a simple signup to the right of this post, or with just the check of a box when commenting on my blog) and you’ll receive my weekly to-do slips as a welcome. This printable includes 4 slips to a page, with faint pink lines as guides for cutting them down to size. Pin them to a wall, tape them to your desk, or paste them in a notebook, and have fun getting things done.

What plans do you have for the year? Do you like to plan big, small, or both?

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  • Happy New Year, Nikki! I love this. And will definitely be subscribing to the newsletter to keep up with your new projects this year. I look forward to reading about your projects and gleaning inspiration! xoxo