What is the biggest source of stress in your life right now?
What is the biggest thing you would like to accomplish in the next year?
Every year here at LWSL, we conduct a reader survey to get more insight as to what’s working, what’s not working, what can be improved, and even what should be eliminated altogether here on the blog and in our weekly newsletter. We also ask the two questions listed above.
And let me tell you, it is always very enlightening to see what you all have to say!
Far and away, the most common answer to the first question about stress is always things like “I don’t have enough time” or “being too busy” or “too much going on.” But there is always one single answer to the second question that blows all the other answers out of the water. Can you guess what it is?
We’re desperate for it.
And, quite honestly, it is a struggle and a desire I understand all too well.
As a busy mom, wife, and small business owner, I constantly feel like I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions, with too many obligations and never enough time. Between work and home and trying to get dinner on the table and keep my finances on track, most of the time it feels like there is always more to do than there are hours in the day.
That’s exactly why, in 2015, I decided to develop a tool that could help me achieve this ever-elusive goal of balance and organization. A resource that could not only help me manage our schedule, but also help me stay focused on our goals and priorities and allow me to navigate the day-to-day responsibilities like meal planning and budgeting all in one place.
And so, the Living Well Planner® was born.
Friends, can I just tell you how excited I am about this planner? Not only is it absolutely beautiful, it is carefully designed to help each one of us get all those details out of our heads and into one organized space. In other words, it is literally the sanity saver we have all been waiting for!
This year I am even more thrilled to introduce our Limited Edition Living Well Planner®. It’s the same amazing, life-changing planner you have grown to know and love, but with a special cover design printed in limited quantities, that will only be available while supplies last.
This year our designer chose soothing blue and white stripes–perfect for those of you who want your planner cover to be just a little more subtle. It’s tastefully understated, yet still the perfect resource to help you organize your schedule, track your budget, plan your meals, and crush your goals.
Starting today, our new Limited Edition Living Well Planner® is available for preorder, and from now until it begins shipping on August 15th, you can take advantage of our early bird pricing and save $6 on either design. (This is the the lowest price we offer all year, so be sure to grab yours now, while supplies last!)
For those of you who are new to LWSL and the Living Well Planner®, I thought I’d take some time to share in detail here in the blog exactly what this amazing tool has to offer, and what sets it apart and makes a whole-life planner, not just a schedule keeper.
Do It Scared®
At LWSL Inc. we believe that courage doesn’t mean you are never scared, courage is being willing to take action despite your fear. That’s exactly why one of our core values is Do It Scared®–a philosophy we’ve incorporated directly into the Living Well Planner®. Our hope is that this planner will inspire you to think bigger and to set goals that get you excited to jump out of bed in the morning, even if they scare you a little.
Goal Setting That Works
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that goal-setting is a recurring theme! I am a firm believer in the power of written goals and in putting those written goals in a place where we can see them every single day. I also believe that the most effective way to accomplish those big, long term goals is to break them up into manageable bites that can be accomplished one month, one week, and one day at a time.
The Living Well Planner® is designed help you set those long term goals, as well as to help you break them down into monthly goals. The long term goals page is located right in the front of the planner, which means that each time you open it, this is the first thing you see–and a powerful daily reminder of all those big things you want to get done over the next year. Likewise, the monthly goal setting pages are the first page of every month, helping to you strategically prioritize what needs to get done.
Comprehensive Weekly Planning
As busy wives and moms, it is sometimes hard to juggle all the different aspects of a busy life–from appointments and obligations to tasks that need to get done to meals that need to be planned.
With hour-by-hour scheduling, our weekly planning pages make sense of all these different hats and put them in one easy-to-use space that allows you to keep track of your schedule, organize your to-dos, and plan your meals at a glance. It is purposefully designed to keep things simple, and intentionally streamlined in order to keep it from being overwhelming. Each month includes five weeks of planning pages so that you never run out of space.
Integrated Budget Tracking
Keeping track of your monthly budget and telling your money where to go is one of the most important things you can do for your family AND your sanity, and the Living Well Planner makes this easy to do as well. Each month features a colorful, 2-page cash flow budget plan to help you quickly and easily sketch out your money plan for the month. There is also a budget tracker page available to help you keep track of exactly what you are spending.
Month at a Glance
The 2-page monthly calendar spreads offer plenty of space to plan out your month in detail in order to see exactly what is coming next. Better yet, each square is lined to help keep things neat and tidy as you write!
Year at a Glance
The 2-page “Year at a Glance” spread located at the beginning of the planner is the perfect way to keep a big picture overview of the coming year. Use it to plan out vacations, big events, birthdays, and big projects so that you never feel overwhelmed or like everything is happening all at once.
This might just be the one part of the planner I am MOST excited about! You see, goal setting is all well and good, but we don’t want to see you just set your goals, we want to see you CRUSH your goals! Our exclusive Goal Crushing® system will transform the way you get things done—we promise!
Our genius project planning page gives you simple way to increase your productivity and keep track of your home or work projects every single month with this powerful project planning tool.
There are so many other little features of this planner that I just love–from the colorful dividers, each which feature an inspirational quote and a pretty pattern to the “Thoughts & Thanks” page in each monthly section that is the perfect place to keep track of prayer requests and people to remember to other helpful pages like a cleaning schedule and essential information page. There are also LOTS of note pages scattered throughout the planner as well!
More Than Just a Pretty Planner
We realize a planner alone isn’t going to transform your life.
You need a plan, you need support and accountability, as well as the permission to make your own dreams a priority. The Living Well Planner was designed especially for YOU: your heart, your dreams, your goals. It is more than a planner, it’s an entire system devoted to teaching you how to plan and achieve a life you love.
That’s why every purchase of the Living Well Planner includes the tools, support, and instruction you need to help implement a system in your own life.
With your purchase of the Living Well Planner®, you ‘ll get access to Crushing It Central™, our exclusive membership site, as well as access to our Crushing It Bootcamp, a free 10-day email course that shows you exactly how to get the most use out of your planner, and our Crushing It Community, a private Facebook group just for planner users, where you can get daily support and accountability.
Preorder by August 15th to Save $6
It is possible to create more balance in your life, and I truly believe that this planner is the perfect tool to help you do just that. In fact, that’s exactly what it was created for. It’s the only tool you need to keep your life on track, all year long!