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Planning tips for 2023 to make it your best year

Ever wondered “What do I want to achieve this year?” or “How will I reach my goals?” – Well, we have the answer. We’ve talked with a lot of entrepreneurs and seen a lot of trends. We also made a list of our favourite planning tips for 2023 as we want it to be the best year you’ve ever had.

With the right planning and strategic steps, you can make sure you’re within reach of all your ambitions come 2023. Read on to learn my top tips:

S.M.A.R.T goals

Setting SMART goals is one of the best ways to make sure you make the most of your year in 2023. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based. By working through these five criteria when setting your goals, you can not only make it easier to set powerful objectives but also increase the likelihood that you will actually reach them by the end of 2023.

When setting your goal ask yourself what it is that you want to achieve. Can it be measured realistically? Is it achievable? Will the goal have a significant meaning to you and will achieving this goal benefit you in some way? Finally, is there a feasible timeline for completion or a deadline for reaching this goal? Answering each of these questions will ensure that your goals are well-defined and aligned with what’s important to you.

One important key here is to break your goal down into actionable steps. It’s easy to say “I want to save R10,000” but if you break down how much money needs to be saved each month then it makes achieving this goal much more realistic and trackable. Similarly, writing down common challenges that may arise and how they can be addressed ahead of time can help create a plan B if need be.

Don’t forget about incorporating rewards or incentives too! When planning for success in 2023 consider turning specific goals into small projects with rewards at different stages along the way – this can help keep motivation high throughout the year!

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Creative planners and diaries

Start off your 2023 with the right tools—a creative planner or diary. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they can help you plan and stay organized throughout the year. Making your own creative planner or diary can be a fun way to add your own touch, but it doesn’t have to be all work. Many planners allow room for creativity, with unique stickers, page designs, and embellishments that motivate you to jot down ideas or relive the experiences of 2023.

A creative motivational book is another way to keep your brain creative and active while pondering on positive affirmations.

DIY-ers who want to personalize their planner will find there are endless options for the level of crafting, from simple decorations like bows and ribbon accents to more elaborate projects such as fabric covers and patchwork pockets. Going handmade can be fun and satisfying when all is said and done – plus it’s less expensive than store-bought planners! If making a planner isn’t an option due to time constraints or lack of confidence in crafting skills, consider buying one that comes pre-crafted but allows plenty of room for personalizing. Double spreads let you keep track of multiple items on one spread if needed.

Whether you prefer minimalism or lots of doodling, creating a custom planner is as much about expressing yourself as it is about staying organized so make it reflect your personality! Spending some time on Pinterest or gathering up craft supplies from around the house lets you tailor a look just how you like it -and just how 2023 may need it!

How to accomplish goals

Making 2023 the best year of your life begins with getting clear on what you want to accomplish and how you will go about achieving it. Setting goals, being organized, and having the right mindset will all help you stay on track throughout the year and make your goals a reality. Here are a few tips to help make your 2023 one for the record books!

  • To start, create an achievable action plan that lays out each goal in detail. Think of it as a roadmap – what do you need to do today to reach that goal? What resources do you need? Use this plan as a reference when making decisions throughout the year, checking off each task as it’s completed.
  • Next, come up with daily motivation and inspiration for working towards your goals. This can come in many forms – like reading inspirational quotes or writing down affirmations. It could also be something physical like making a vision board or a collage to hang where you can see it every day. You could even join an online group specifically dedicated to helping people reach their goals.
  • Keep yourself organized by making lists and planning ahead each week. Break major tasks down into smaller ones and keep track of them using a digital calendar or even an old-fashioned paper planner if that’s more comfortable for you! Lastly, don’t forget to set up rewards along the way so that when things get tough there is something great waiting at the end of the tunnel!
  • Finally, be sure to document your journey along the way too! Whether through photos or videos online, in a journal or scrapbook – it’s important to have something tangible at hand so when things feel tough or unachievable you can look back at all that’s been accomplished already! You may even find unexpected sources of inspiration from looking back at how far you’ve come since January 1st!

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