Update: This post features the 2015 Daily Planner. However, I have continued to use this planner in the same way each year, and it’s time for 2016! You can find the latest version of the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner here.
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 set new goals, and choose a new word to focus on.
The New Year is a like a reset of sorts.
But it sneaks up on us and we spend the entire first month of the year getting organized instead of implementing a new plan from the start.
What if we started planning for the new year now? What if we started praying for God to speak to us over this holiday season about His plans for us in the coming year? What if we resolved now to not let the new year sneak up on us and choose not to rush our goal planning and prayer time with the Lord?
Last year I created a short eBook, Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning, to help you be intentional in the new year. One of the first steps I give you to take is to evaluate the previous year.
What if you started that process now? What if you began praying through those questions now, allowing the Lord time and room to speak and move in your life?
Around this time every year, I begin this process myself. I pull out the questions outlined in my eBook and begin prayerfully considering the answers.
I let them sink slowly into my heart. I let them tumble around my mind as I wash dishes, prepare meals, and enjoy fellowship with others. I think on them in the quiet of the morning, as I walk the snowy path beside the library, and as I wipe oatmeal off the kitchen floor.
Evaluation should not be done quickly. It should be pondered. It should be wrestled with. It should be a mindful consideration without timers and hurried hearts.
Then, after the Christmas decorations are tucked away and the snow is falling peacefully outside my window, I can put pen to paper about all the Lord has been speaking to my heart during the Advent season. I can make my plans, set my goals, and begin the new year without hurry and with intention.
In addition to this time of evaluation, I pull out my planner for the new year. Personally, I use and LOVE the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner. You can see exactly how I use it here, and you can read about how I use it for menu planning here.
Throughout December, I flip the pages of the monthly calendar, writing in birthdays and anniversaries. I write in pen the dates of the True Woman Conference. I loop a heart around July 12th in pink pen, and I pray for the Lord to direct my steps and prepare my heart for what is to come as I savor the now.
If you like daily planners, then you will love the 2015 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner?
Inside you’ll find scriptures to encourage your faith, reminding you of God’s promises, as well as practical features to help you get organized in 2015 such as:
- Two-page spread with entries for each day
- Menu planning
- To-do list
- Two-page month view
- 2015 and 2016 calendars with place for notations
- Perforated shopping list
Task List and Project & Events Sections
- Untitled pages for you to customize for your own duties and ideas
- Short-term information that is relevant to 2015
This planner is spiral bound and measures 6 x 9. It is small enough to fit inside my purse, which I absolutely love! It goes everywhere with me.
Don’t forget about Christmas!
The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner would make the perfect Christmas gift for any planners in your life. It would make great teacher, relative, friend and neighbor Christmas gifts!
I love that by using this planner it not only helps to get you more organized, but it also helps to support Sue’s business. I love supporting other work-at-home moms and homemakers!
I cannot tell you how many emails I’ve received from readers who got their 2014 & 2015 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner and loved it. I’ve been getting “thanks for sharing” emails for months now.