{Planning 101} How to Do Daily Planning to Be More Intentional

How to do Daily Planning to be More Intentional - Intentional By Grace

We have finally arrived at what we have all been waiting for. The day in which all of your other planning can pay off! We've done our yearly planning, then zoomed in closer and closer through quarterly, monthly, and weekly planning to this very day that is waiting to be tackled. Because you've done so much planning already, your daily planning will consist of mostly review and deciding how to Continue Reading

When it All Seems Overwhelming

7 Tips for When It All Seems Overwhelming - Intentional By Grace

I woke up in a fog. The to-dos were piling one on top of the other. Tasks undone spun through my mind. Exhaustion pelted my body. I hardly even knew which end was up let alone how to get it all done. I was tired and completely overwhelmed. When it all seems overwhelming, planning or doing anything can seem pointless. Why does it matter? I'm behind. I'll never catch up. Something isn't going Continue Reading

{Planning 101} How to Do Weekly Planning to Be More Intentional

How To Do Weekly Planning to Be More Intentional - Intentional By Grace

In Steven Covey’s book, First Things First, he uses an analogy about rocks in a bucket to explain time management. When I heard this story, it enabled me to see just how simple prioritizing can be … both to do and to mess up. The story goes: you’ve got big rocks, small rocks, sand, and water. The big rocks represent your top priorities. The small rocks, sand, and water represent the lesser Continue Reading

{Planning 101} How to Do Monthly Planning to Be More Intentional

Monthly Planning to Be More Intentional - Intentional By Grace

Monthly planning is probably my favorite planning time! After completing yearly planning and quarterly planning, it's usually a breeze to do monthly planning, and it feels so productive. What you need for monthly planning: Bible (to remember why you plan) Planner (this one is my favorite one) Pens (gotta be able to write this stuff down folks) Water (to stay hydrated because this can be Continue Reading

A Grace-Filled Approach to Creating a Routine

grace filled approach to routines

By contributing writer Victoria I have a love/hate relationship with routines. On one hand, I love them. I love how having simple routines in place guides my day allowing for predictability. I use routines to outline how my mornings, afternoons and evenings look, and what tasks and daily chores need to be completed. On the other hand, I hate how with each changing season also brings about Continue Reading

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning {2nd Edition!}

make a plan. Change your life. Check out Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning. It will help you set goals, get organized, and start living for Jesus!

Sometimes we want to make changes in our lives, but we just don't know where to start. I know for me, it's really easy to see all the areas I'm failing miserably. I desire to do what it takes to move in a better direction, but I'm overwhelmed by the magnitude of what actually needs to be done. Basically, I know something needs to change, but I just don't know where to start. Can you Continue Reading

FREE Downloadable Intentional Living Monthly Checklists

Free Intentional Living Monthly Checklists - Intentional By Grace

Are you ready to get organized and be intentional? Do you struggle to remember to review your goals throughout the year? Do you want to be more intentional with hospitality but forget about it until you feel guilty later? Do you just need some help remembering your name at the beginning of each month? I can totally relate! I have something that can help. FREE Intentional Living Monthly Continue Reading

Get Organized for the New Year Before You Get Busy

Get organized for the new year before you get busy!

This post is sponsored by Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner. All opinions are 100% mine. It's time to start thinking about the new year! Can you believe it's November already? I can't. I really can't. This year has flown by! Every year around this time, I begin thinking about the upcoming year. The New Year comes and we're all ready for a fresh start. We reflect on the previous year, we Continue Reading

3 Ways to Get Your Days Back to School Ready

3 Ways to Get Your Days Back to School Ready | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Victoria Do you hear that? Sadly the sounds of summer are quickly coming to an end. The long, lazy days will soon be replaced with school bells, sports practice and a more structured routine as we start to head into the pre-fall phase of the year. I like the term pre-fall because while technically it’s still summer, and for most of the country it still feels like Continue Reading

I Always Go Back to My Favorite Daily Planner

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker's Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. Update: This post features the 2014 Daily Planner. However, I have continued to use this planner in the same way each year. You can find the latest version of the Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner here. I'm a planner by nature. Always have been. At the beginning of a new school year, I would Continue Reading