Word for 2019: MORE

Last fall I began thinking about what my word for 2019 would be.  I started thinking about my goals and plans for the year, and it all came down to one word: MORE.

Goals

Cook More. Clean More. Blog More. Do More household projects.  Make our home a more organized and efficient space. (That’s a big one on my to-do list!)

Where I’m Coming From

Since having our baby, I’ve been just a wee bit consumed by that!  I love spending time with him, and it is so hard pulling myself away to do actual housework, blog work etc.  As a result, a lot of projects and daily activities just fell by the wayside last year.  Now that he is out of the infant stage, I still struggle to pull myself away, but I know I have to get things done!  I have to do MORE and be MORE!

I still believe that being present for my son and our family is MY MOST important job!  And I definitely don’t want to compromise that for the sake of mopping the floor!  But…I know that in order to be a leader and teach my son about being a responsible person, I MUST show that in my own life each day, so I am strategizing and working on ways that I can do more in our household and make sure we are running more efficiently.  At the same time, I’m also working on ways to get back to my blogging, to be more disciplined with that and to maintain a more regular schedule.

Hopefully this will help me to accomplish MORE this year.

I started journaling in my new planner, as I have done the past two or three years, and I decided I would share some of my notes with you.  Normally I don’t share things like this, especially as it is just total stream of consciousness, but I’m trying to “put myself out there” more.  Also, I thought my notes might inspire someone to write similar notes to themselves.

Be More…

do more, expect more, be more.

  • Be the good. Be the positive force.  Be the change you wish to see.

Know that you are made for more and you ARE MORE than you think you are.

Positivity: Find good things in every day through every challenge.  See the good. (It’s never that bad!)

YOU ARE

  • You are strong.
  • You are brave.
  • You are smart and confident.
  • You are a mom, a wife, and a leader.

BELIEVE

  • in God.
  • in Self.
  • in those you LOVE.

Accept Challenges.

  • Strive and Rise Above.
  • Thrive!
  • Never settle.
  • Always Be More.

So those are my notes: My mental challenge to myself to BE MORE!

And I hope through all these positive affirmations, I can challenge myself to DO MORE this year.

I’ve already started working on new strategies: I’ve started making changes to my daily routine and being more conscious and intentional about what I am doing.  And I am also working on ways to make more concrete plans for my weeks.

I, for one, struggle to come up with an exact daily or weekly schedule for myself.  For example, if I say, “Okay, on Mondays I will work on posts, either Monday will roll around and I simply won’t feel inspired to write.  Or else, I’ll have more pressing things to do in my household, and writing just will NOT be a priority.”  Similarly with housework, I often find sometimes I need to do a task only once a week.  Other times that same task may need to be done two or three times in a week.  Even with our cooking, I generally have a rough idea of what we are going to make for the week, but it is hard for us to nail down an exact meal plan for the week.  I’m working on being okay with that and understanding that it is okay to do what works, as long as I am getting things done!

BUT to help myself be a little more intentional, I made this daily planning printable.  In my planner I’m also making a list each week of projects I want to work on.  And I also have a printable goals planner to provide a quick overview.

What About You?

Do you have a word for 2019?  I’d love to hear about your goals and plans!

And if you have any tips for doing more each day or keeping a more efficient daily schedule, I’d love to hear your tips and ideas!  Please share your thoughts in the comments or give me a shout out on social media!

Free Daily Planner Printable for Mom Bloggers

I’ve only made a few printables on my blog, and it has been a long time since I made one! I saw a lot of daily planning sheets and bullet journal pages on Pinterest, but I couldn’t find one that had everything I was looking for in a planning page.

I need a planning sheet where I can write daily goals, but in particular I wanted a page where I could write down plans for my blog and online work.  And I also wanted one where I could write plans and goals for myself as a housewife and mom.  Since I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, I made THIS!

At the top of the page, I made a spot for inspirational words and scripture.  Beside this is a notes section.

The next section I will be devoting to business, but the categories could easily fit for personal use:  Goals, To Create, To Write, To Share.

Then I have a section titled To Clean and To Cook.

Finally I have a sections marked To Do and To Buy.  And finally I have a section marked To Teach.  I made this section so I could make notes of things I’ll be teaching my son, but it could be used if you’re teaching an actual class or if you teach things on your blog.

Download Your Free Daily Planner Printable 

Katie Daisy Planner Review

Disclosure: Today’s post contains affiliate links. The images are from from my Katie Daisy planner. I do NOT own these images and am merely sharing them for my review and recommendation purposes.

With a new year comes a new planner!  I love getting new planners…the empty pages are so clean, and there are just so many possibilities ahead to fill them!

In the past I have a bought a lot of Blue Sky Planners.  They always have very simple, clean, and pretty designs available.  And they have a variety of sizes and formats.  But last year I went a different route. And for the second year in a row, I’ve chosen a planner by Katie Daisy. These planners are just beautiful! They make me feel so energized and inspired! Let’s check it out!

Format

The planners are 5×7 sized.  (I do wish they came in a standard notebook size. That is what I’ve always purchased in the past, but these are so pretty I can deal with the small size.)

They have a front pocket and a page marker for you, which can be very convenient.  They also have a full monthly calendar followed by weekly pages, which is the format that I like.  (If a planner doesn’t have this 2-page month calender, I’m not in to it!)  It’s also a 7-month calendar so you can buy these toward the end of the year and go ahead and start using it!

Artwork, Quotes, and Notes

Now what sets these planners apart from others I’ve purchased is the beautiful art work, inspired quotes, and places for you to make notes and journal.  I decided to share the above page. It is one of my favorites from the planner and a great example!

I find these note pages are great for making lists and notes about what is going on.  They can also be great for journaling and writing notes to yourself to get you motivated.

 

I decided to end this post with a photo of one of the quote pages.  I think if we woke up with this quote in mind each day, our day would be much brighter, happier, and more productive.  (Don’t you agree?)

If you still don’t have a planner for this year, I invite you to check out the Katie Daisy planner, as well as the Katie Daisy Wall Calendar.

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