The New Year is off to a very rapid start already, and it's about that time of January when everything is just plain overwhelming. Especially for creative entrepreneurs, bloggers, self-employed, work-from-home friends. I've always promised that this blog is going to be real, and there's no faking it here, so let's just all agree: Sometimes, the perseverance drops drastically. If you're in the same boat as I often find myself in, don't worry! It's part of the flow. But three things that make it easier to stick to it are a plan, some organization, and a lot of encouragement. So here are my top 12 top picks for goal-getters out there who might need some direction and a little fun back in the routine!
Happy Planner ($32.99)
The first thing on the list is the Happy Planner! Perfect for artsy, creative individuals, it's super easy to customize and has tons of options for anything from lists, stickers, page-styles and more. The best thing about this is it's undated, so you can make it adaptable for your needs.
Goal Setting Journal ($16.99)
This goal setting journal is so amazing because it simplifies goal-planning into manageable steps. It's not a calendar or a planner, it is simply a place to brainstorm and break down projects and goals into a realistic and easy-to-look-at process.
You've Got This! Notepad And Tracker ($12.99)
This is such a cute desk accessory-- and functional, too! With pages to tear out every day, this is an adorable notepad with an all in one motive: to track you daily top three goals, your accomplishments, and keep on top of your daily life and health, too. As busy dream chasers and goal-getters it can be really easy to forget to take care of yourself throughout the day, but this is there to help it be more of a priority! It also has space for using as a scratch pad, so what's not to love?
Cute Motivational Pens ($14.95)
Next we have a set of cute pens. I don't know about you, but I always can use more pens! These are not only sweet, but also motivational. Win-win.
Wooden Desk Organizer ($29.97)
I love this wooden desk organizer. Like I said, organization is almost always part of the answer to overwhelm. This will keep your most-used notebooks, pens and other items tucked away but easily accessible. The added feature of a drawer and the functional date blocks are also a great bonus that you don't often see on desk organizers.
Travel Portfolio ($24.99)
For those days when you are on the go, this travel portfolio is perfect for keeping all your papers, pens, and other gear in one place. What I love about this one (besides the classy look) is the place to put your phone and cords, as well as the extra pocket behind for more papers. The fact that it can close up like a book makes it such a great option to throw in a bag to go work at a cafe, or if you want to carry things all in one place at a retreat or convention. It could also be super useful when flying!
Project Folders ($16.99)
I. Love. These. Project. Folders. They are literally genius! I love using folders to keep various projects separate and organized, but these have the added project info boxes to fill out. And they can be used for so many different types of projects. Books, blogging, school/college, homeschool moms, ministry-- the options are wide open for this.
Boss Babe Folders ($13.99)
I realize it's another set of folders, but these are too classy to pass up. Plus it has motivational quotes, and gold lettering. Because if we're going to be organized, might as well do it and be pretty at the same time.
Bullet Journal Stencils ($8.99)
For all you bullet journalists out there, this is an amazing deal. Twenty stencils for that perfect, Instagram-worthy note-taking, all for such a decent price. These basic stencils will take you far and are able to be used in so many different ways.
Carpe Diem Tote Bag ($11.99)
When I was growing up, I had a canvas tote bag very similar to this with an illustration of a girl outside a bookshop on it. I used it like crazy... throwing project folders and manuscripts into it and biking off to the park with an iced coffee and just sitting in the grass working. So maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it's the fact that tote bags are just insanely practical, but I had to include one in this list. They're just a perfect size to throw in folders, books, artist pencils, a sketchbook, and a bar of chocolate and still hold up well.
Make Your Own Tea Blend Kit ($25.25)
I'm a coffee girl, but I'm also a tea girl, and it kind of all depends on my current projects and mood. But if there's one thing for sure, it's that I enjoy making my own blends, and I love loose leaf tea. So this is the best of both worlds-- tins of basic teas and herbal/spice flavorings so you can mix up a custom drink each time. (Pictured is the herbal set; link is to the black tea-chai set. Check out the options!).
Infuser Thermos ($24.95)
And of course, a goal-getter has to have a travel mug for those busy days. This one is awesome because you can make cold brew, drip coffee, cold brew tea, hot tea (loose leaf), or fruit/herb infused waters. It's so versatile, and it will keep your favorite drink either hot or cold. No lukewarm allowed!
And that's it for today, lovelies!
So tell me...
What are your top picks for goal-getting this year?
Leave a comment with your suggestions below!