Part I: Values & Intentions
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yep, time to setup your 2023 planner.
Setting up your planner each year is more than preparation. It’s a reassessment.
It’s a time to reflect on what’s working, what’s not, and how you want to move forward.
As the year winds down, join me on looking towards 2023 by setting up your Sprouted Planner. Maybe this is something you do in one sitting, or maybe it will take you several days. For this reason, I am taking the week to cover each section of setup day by day.
Starting with Values and Intentions. This is under the header “Intentions vs Goals” in your Sprouted Planner.
While most planner companies focus on goals and goal-setting, Sprouted Planner focuses on intention. It’s of my deep belief that your goals should flow from your intentions, which flow from your values.
As you sit down to complete this section, you’ll do this in 2-3 steps.
Step 1: Identify Your Core Values
Identify your 5-6 core values and list them on the opposite, blank page in your planner. Leave a few lines inbetween each value. You’ll write your intentions under each value.
Earlier this year, I wrote an in-depth blog on setting your values and intentions. It also includes a link to the free workbook to help you walk through this process step-by-step. You can jump to that blog post here.
Step 2: Set Your Intentions
Under each value, write your intentions – or what you intend to do to live out those values. This doesn’t have to be paragraphs. It can simply be little phrases.
For example, if a core value is Health, then your intentions may be listed as “exercise regularly, 80/20 eating, prioritize sleep, meditate, and laugh.”
Step 3: Create your goals (optional)
Goal setting isn’t something I tend to do, but if it’s your jam, then now is the time to create those. As a natural flow from your intentions.
To use another example, if one of your core values is Relationships, and your intention is to prioritize your marriage, then a goal could be a weekly date night.
Setting up this section is crucial for determining your daily and/or weekly intentions. It’s the foundation for how you will plan in your Sprouted Planner.
It doesn’t have to be the first thing you setup (understanding this is a lofty task). I’d encourage you do it prior to your daily or weekly planning.