Planner Girls Collective: Inspirational Quotes

Hey Everyone,

This week we are all looking at the quotes which give us inspiration and motivation. Whether they come from book, film, song or elsewhere.

I am a huge fan of quotes. I have them jotted about all over the place, I even have a tattoo quote down my arm.

My favourite quote is

“Life is a moment, there is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame” ~ Oscar Wilde

This quote reminds me that no matter what we must live life to the fullest.
Other quotes which I find inspiring are:

I’d love to know your favourite quotes.

Don’t forget to drop by the other ladies taking part:)

Rebecca Project Life 
Planner Montannah 
An Ocean Glimmer 
My Chaotically Eclectic Life 
A Beautiful Plan 
Becster
Pennygate Crafts 
Vintage Planner 
Ugly Bug Plans 
Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

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G.T.D Project Planning (The Natural Planning Model)

I frequently use this next model when I plan any projects I have to do. David Allen describes this as the natural steps the mind goes through when we want to accomplish any task.

I really feel it helps me focus and throughly understand why I am wanting to get this particular project done.

1) Defining Purpose and Principles – This is your intention, your boundaries and your reason WHY. It helps define, motivate and clarify.

2) Outcome Visioning – This is the clear picture in your mind of the outcome,  WHAT you want to achieve.

3) Brainstorming – This is the stage where you can throw out ideas. It helps to create options, generate ideas and offers reflection. This is not the time for organisation.

4) Organisation – This is the stage of structure. Where you identify and prioritise the ideas.

5) Next Actions – This is the list of actions which you need to be able to complete in order to move ahead and hit that final goal.

I’d love to know if this is how you plan, I find that I do everything he talks about without even realising that’s what I am doing.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

6 Months To Change My Life

I have been part of a Facebook group known as UK Planner Addicts (UKPA) for some time now. It’s an amazing group full of beautiful,  intelligent and amazing women (mostly, there is the occasional man there too). The group has off shoot groups for all other aspects of life such as fitness, beauty etc.
A couple of months ago one of the lovely admin Stephanie set up a group called 6 Months To Change Your Life. The aim of this group was to support each other, bolster motivation and give advice to others looking to make a concerted effort to make huge life changes within a 6 month period.

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I joined straight away as this speaks to me so much. I am constantly trying to make changes, aspire to my dreams and tick off my goals as I want a different life for myself and my family.

Upon joining the group I looked at my life goals and where I wanted to be in 6 months time. Not all of my life goals are achievable within this time but I can make inroads towards them.

I picked all the goals off my list that I thought I could get through by challenging myself over the 6mths.

This was my final list.

Home
To move, somewhere cheaper and smaller.
Declutter
Re-Organise

Health
Loose 2 stone
Drink more water
Eat more fruit and veg

Excercise
Increase pace
More varied excercise

Finances
Save on bills
Rework debt plans

Mind and Soul
Silent time
Read more
Put myself first more
Look after myself better (hair, nails etc)

Social
Arrange more meet ups
Write to penpals promptly
Make more effort with family

Career
Free Online courses
Enrol on TA course in August

So that’s everything. I’ve managed to knock a few of these off the list already. I’ve been breaking them down month by month and as some get ticked off I add more.

Another little task that was posted in the group by Stephanie was to work out your 3 core values. To look deep within to find what was most important.
This I found difficult as the list was huge. I managed to get it down to 3 as the words I picked encompassed others that I wanted to choose.

My 3 core values are:
Growth
Love
Independence

So this is my pledge….

I intend to make changes and work towards my life goals, seeking to improve my life and the lives of my children.
Between the dates of March 14th and September 14th I will work harder than before to challenge myself to actively make these changes. To achieve the life of my dreams I must work for it.

I will keep myself accountable by posting monthly updates of what I have achieved, what I plan for the next month and where I’ve let myself down (hopefully this won’t ever appear!).

I’d love to hear from anyone else taking part in this challenge or one similar. How are you finding it? What are your goals?
For those who are not doing something like this maybe you could challenge yourself to make changes towards your life goals.

Thank you for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x