As discussed previously many times over the course of the last ten years of blogging, planners are a big part of my life. I have a wonderful personal system that works really well for me, but am always open to tweaking it. Because I don’t want to waste paper by buying planner after planner in the course of the same year (if not month…) like I know I am capable of, I have turned to downloadable planners that I can print as-needed.
What It Is
The Slay Your Goals planner is a step-by-step goal-specific planner meant to help you define, refine, and plan to reach your goals within the year. It is not meant to be used as a daily, weekly, or monthly general planner; it is meant to help you achieve something quite specific.
It also includes a set of questions that guide you through the process of making decisions based on your intentions, as well as filter through all your goals to identify a main one and four smaller ones.
Six sections are spread over the planners 71 pages (which include seven covers, the main one and one for each section.) The bright mint, grey, and black text and graphics are set on a white background; printing, however, can be done in grayscale with good results. You can choose to fill out some of the sections electronically before printing the planner out, but I would recommend, instead, of doing the exercise on paper, with a good old pen, so as to imprint it all more solidly on your brain.
The first section, “Set your intentions,” helps you clarify, over five pages, what your intentions are, both in general as well as in the upcoming year you are planning for. “Choose you #1 Goal” helps you do just that, while “Select 4 “mini” goals” does, well, just that. Both these sections help you dig into who you are and what you want from life. A lot of work is required to complete these first three sections, but if you do it right, the next three sections—“Plan Your Year”, “Crush Your to-dos”, and “Review Your Goals”—will be a breeze.
This planner is a great tool for people who are lost, people who need to do an in-depth exercise into figuring out where they are and where they want to go, and then to draw the line between the two. The accompanying blog is also a fabulous was of getting that extra pep.
This planner is also good for people who have so much going on that they don’t know where to start and/or lose the thread very easily, thus slipping back into a disorganised approached to achieving vague goals. Again, there is a lot of work needed, but it is well worth it. Best of all, the first sections can be reused again and again as you achieve your goals and need to go back to the drawing board to plan for your next steps.
Do you have a preferred planner you use to help you achieve your goals? Is it as elaborate as this one, or a lot simpler?
23 thoughts on “Product Review: Slay Your Goals Planner by It’s All You Boo”
Oh wow you are so organised, I have a diary I use to write ideas and plan posts but maybe I should get a proper planner!
If it works for you! Some people are naturally organised in their heads–I have too much going on, so I have to have a planner to clean it all up 😉
I love the idea of planning for goals instead of another way to keep track of to-do lists. It always feels great to accomplish something!
I completely am with you on this one. When I’m in a slump, I add things to my list that I have already done that day just to cross them out. And after crossing out a few, I feel a lot better 🙂
I know that setting clear goals and keep good track of those is so important, but for some reason, I am so bad at it. I guess I also need a good goal planner! You seem really organized with yours.
I try.. Sometimes I am successful, and other times, well, not as much… Why are you bad at it? I’m sure you will be able to figure it out, though — there is also the Passion Planner, if you want to give something free a try!
I haven’t used planners in awhile. I’d love to find something to help keep me more motivated.
You could give Nadalie’s a try — or, if you want something free, check out the free printables that Passion Planner offers on their website!
I have a planner for everything, so this is right up my alley.
Sounds like you and I were meant to be friends 😉
wow i love this and def need a planner for just about everything! i cant wait to check this out!
Let me know if you like it!
This is right up my alley! I love planners and organizers. I would be lost without them!
Me too! What planners do you use?
I need this in my life…to replace the 40 sticky notes that are on my desk at any given moment.
False choice–have a planner AND use sticky notes 😉
I am a bullet journal fan, but I love the idea of separating it into 7 sections. 🙂
I love bullet journalling! Are you a minimalist BuJo user?
I would love to be as organised as this, I don’t write anything down ever and then wonder why everything is such chaos!
I’m sure you can do it, if you need to! I think that there are levels of organization that are needed–some people just “have it” without all this planning, maybe you are just one of them?
It sounds like an awesome planner! Will have to check it out!
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I hope you like it! Do you have already a planner that you use?
I’m a planner addict. I have a planner (or planning system) for everything. It helps me when setting goals and getting organized. I’m still an old-fashioned write everything down kind of girl!