Leslyn's Lovely Life: Planning, Goals, and Organization

Monday, December 22, 2014

Planning, Goals, and Organization

I realize that it's been a long time since I posted something (besides E's 5 month update). But I was given the opportunity to review a fabulous product that I wanted to share with you guys!

I was approached by Spark Notebook to review some of their most popular spreadsheets. Obviously, being the paper-product-fanatic that I am, I had to see what all of the fuss is about!

First of all, I love the sleek and professional design. I know that many of you prefer bright, happy, cheerful personalized things. However, there are environments where this simple look is more... acceptable? I think it's great that this is as functional as a lot of popular planners, but it's something that guys can use (I just pictured my husband toting around an Emily Ley or Erin Condren planner and laughed).

The Spark team sent me a PDF of the following spreadsheets:
-weekly outlook
-project planner
-monthly goals
-30 day challenge

The weekly outlook was probably the sheet that I would be the least likely to use, simply because columns really aren't my thing. If that's your favorite layout, this notebook is a wonderful alternative to Erin Condren planners! I wrote in a couple of the things from my planner so you could get an idea of what the spreadsheet looks like!

Next, they have the project planner. I don't have any upcoming projects as of right now, but I definitely plan on utilizing these worksheets in the future... More on that in the months to come. ;)

As many of you know, I just had a baby, which means I'm still working on losing the baby weight. The monthly goal spreadsheet is a wonderful resource that I will be using. I plan on using these sheets to write down my health, fitness, and personal goals for each month, and I will be hanging them up in a visible spot.

Lastly, they sent me this 30-day challenge worksheet. This is probably the sheet I am most excited about, simply because it lines up with one of my 30 before 30 goals! I plan on doing different 30 day challenges throughout 2015, so this worksheet is a great resource for that!  I love that you are required to write down different aspects of your goal (why I want to make it happen, my plan of action, etc.). Like the monthly goals, I am going to hang this in a visible spot.

To read more about the Spark notebook, click here!

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