How to Keep New Year's Resolutions Using Your Planner

Posted by Meghan Quinones

Don't let those New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside; use your planner to stay track! Here's how to keep new year's resolutions using your planner.

Happy New Year!

If, on New Year's Eve, you made a mental list of the resolutions you want to keep in 2017, you are not alone. This is the time of year when we vow to fix all of the imperfections in our lives. We really want to live our best lives, and the New Year is the perfect time to start.

The top 3 New Year's resolutions people make every year are: To lose weight/get healthy, be less stressed, and get organized. If you want to make 2017 the year you actually keep your resolutions, you are in luck! I am going to share with you how to keep New Year's resolutions with the help of your trusty planner. That's right, the secret to keeping those resolutions is right there in your bag!

Resolution #1: Lose Weight/Get Healthy

If you vow to get healthy and lose weight in 2017, the Me & My Big Ideas Happy Planner Fitness Planner is a must! This planner has every component you need to stay focused and on track. It will definitely keep you accountable. There are also fun fitness stickers that go along with it. No one said tracking your fitness and weight loss goals has to be boring!

At the beginning of the planner, there is a 12 month progress tracker where you can enter your initial weight and measurements. This will show where you started the new year on your weight loss journey and how well you did when the year comes to a close. Each week you can track everything from food and exercise to water intake. Having this handy dandy fitness planner with you wherever you go will give you no excuses when it comes to tracking your every move.

At the end of the month, there is a progress selfie where you can include a photo to show your body transformation from month-to-month. You can track how successful you were, how you felt, what didn't go so well, what motivated you, and what you can do differently in the next month to set yourself up for success. You can also rate yourself with stars (be honest!). This is where you can call out if you had a crappy month or a super duper month.

This really can be the year you make a change to your health. The Happy Planner Fitness Planner will definitely bring to light any barriers to your success each week/month when you look over your tracked calories and exercise. You will be able to fix any red flags that come up throughout your journey (since you will have all of the information in one place) and actually achieve a healthier you in 2017!

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Resolution #2: Be Less Stressed

Stress seems to be at an all-time high towards the end of the year. This is when Thanksgiving planning and holiday festivities are in full-force. Once the year comes to an end we are feeling the need to unwind and destress. If your mantra in 2017 is to take a deep breathe and chill, here's how to keep New Year's resolutions of being stress-free with the My Prima Planner.

Coloring is an instant de-stresser. Did you know that? Cool, right?! When coloring, you are actually freeing your mind of all of the worries that are occupying your brain. This happens when you are selecting the colors you want to use and focusing on the designs you are coloring. The My Prima Planner has pages of black and white designs throughout just waiting to be colored. As you plan out your weekly/monthly to-dos and you feel your blood pressure starting to rise, just grab your markers and begin coloring until you feel cool, calm, and collected again!

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In addition to coloring pages, the My Prima Planner has vision boards at the beginning of each month. Now, you may be asking yourself: "What is a vision board and how in the world is this going to help me chill out?". Well, a vision board is actually a place to store words and images that represent things you want in your life. It's a fun and creative way to make it clear (visually) what you want in your life to feel more fulfilled. This reduces stress because instead of going through the motions and feeling overwhelmed by what you want in your life, the vision board clarifies what to focus on. You can create a monthly vision board for what you want to get out of each month, or you can carry your vision board from the prior month through to the next month.

If you are a visual and creative person, the My Prima Planner is right up your alley. You can start to lead a less stressful life while embracing your inner creative. It's a win-win if you ask me!

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Resolution #3: Get Organized

If getting organized is on your list, The Happy Planner by MAMBI is going to be your new bestie; so let's get to know it a little better. The dashboard at the beginning of each month is going to allow you to highlight the important dates and birthdays in the upcoming month. You won't have to come up with an excuse for missing your best friend's birthday ever again! It also has a goal section so you can incorporate items you want to accomplish each month like learn a new skill, purge old clothing, etc. The layout of this planner will allow you to plan out your month as well as break down your weekly to-dos by morning, afternoon, and night. By having the ability to break out your to-dos based on the time of day, you can better plan out your day so those tasks actually get accomplished instead of waiting until the end of the day to fit them all in!

There are also planner stickers that are going to make organizing your life easy and fun! Use the bulleted stickers to track important to-dos throughout the day. There are stickers to track when you pay your bills

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You can let all of your New Year's resolution anxiety go out the window now that you know how to keep New Year's resolutions using your planner. Staying on track and motivated throughout the year will be easy. Stick with your resolutions and 2017 will be the year that you actually live your best life. You can do it!