Project Planning is WONDERFUL!!!
I have tried each year to make it a priority to set up all projects (goals some might say) on a realistic schedule of projects I would love to see done in the new year. Here’s a look at this year’s project planning.
First I pray to seek the Lord’s guidance in all to follow.
I found a notebook at Half Price books 20% off sale this last weekend. Originally $4.99, I was able to purchased for $4.32 including tax. Always keep looking for bargains or what you may already have in your home to use. 🙂 I am truly thankful. It is a simple lined notebook with a little envelope in the back for loose items. Also a nice fitting matching band for good closure and a lovely ribbon bookmark. It measures 5 1/2″ by 3 1/2″. It is the perfect size to carry in my purse or set on my shelf to refer to for review(check off) or preparation each month.
See picture below…
I used a few simple items to help organize my planner’s each month’s plans:
Simple sticky note tabs and my ever faithful Sharpie pen fine line. I LOVE these pens and always love sticky note anything!! 😉
How I Assembled:
Then I went to preparing the notebook. First I divided into 12 months, plus top of the page dividers for notes and then a blog section for brainstorming ideas to be implemented later.
I prepared each month with a page for such sections in our home, family and my businesses, including blogs.
Each month’s subsections: bedroom, kitchen, office, parlor, my businesses of: [Stampin Up, Etsy Shop (StampinwithK), websites and blogs (HealthyLiving4Him and StampinwithK.com],
porch, my husband and children, personal.
Within each month’s subsections I list projects to be completed.
I can then carry these items to my monthly calendar (we can cover calendar usage in the next posting. 🙂 )
This helps me to see the big plans for our home, family and my personal plans. This planning also helps in being realistic on what can be accomplished and how to put it on the schedule. And on each month there is always room to add or move it to another month.
This planning also gives me the opportunity to check of a job that is complete. OK…I admit it, I do love to check things off!! 🙂
I definitely have my work cut out ahead for our new year. But it has been a blessing to pray and plan as best as possible. Ultimately, it is all in the Lord’s precious hands and is completely subject to His will…not mine.
I pray as you plan for your new year, please keep your focus first on the Lord and then make your plans. I pray this sharing of my simple project planner has blessed you in some small way to begin your new year preparations.
Keep serving Jesus well Dear Friends…He loves you so,