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Get Serious About Goal Setting With These 9 Planners

Have Your Best Year Ever With These 9 Planners & Journals

By: Elizabeth Lowry

Journals and diaries have come a long way from the flimsy, tiny-lock-clad version of your youth. No longer reserved for recording your deepest, darkest feelings about Jimmy Smith, or how that busybody Sheri really wrecked your prom plans, today's bound planners vary widely--from plain notebooks to everything-but-the-kitchen-sink planners replete with stickers, calendars, pockets, photos, embossing and more. Recording and organizing your life has never been simpler, or more fun.

Plus, experts agree that writing things down can help you manage stress, depression and anxiety; make sense of and prioritize your problems; and, if you're trying to lose weight, keeping a food journal can help you lose more weight and keep it off.

Try these nine planners on for size--one is sure to be perfect for you and your goals.

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Desire Map Planner

With sections for gratitude and weekly "stop doing" lists, this is the ideal planner for anyone who "wants to put their soul on the agenda." You can plan every day around how you want to feel and how what you want to accomplish that will allow you to feel that way. A member of Oprah's Super Soul 100 squad, author Danielle LaPorte's more than five million fans who seek her advice are enjoying finally having somewhere to write down their daily declarations and make them a reality--and we think you will, too.

The Desire Map Planner from Danielle LaPorte 2018 Daily Available at Amazon (starting at $39.60)

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