The New Year is just around the corner, have you thought about what goals you want to achieve in 2016? There are so many things that you could do! Are you thinking about doing some home improvement? What about planning for a big wedding? Want to try a new hobby? Will you challenge yourself with something big, like climbing a mountain or kayaking a difficult river? Whatever your big plans are, share everything you want to accomplish on Pinterest for a chance to win our It’s My Life Sweepstakes! You could win a $200 gift card and a bonus prize of an AT-A-GLANCE® planner to help you achieve your goals, both big and small. Whatever you want to accomplish in 2016, use your AT-A-GLANCE® to help you get there!
You either stay up late or get up early; everyone falls into one those two categories. Which do you belong to? There are so many opinions saying one is better than the other, but as long as you’re getting everything done what’s the fuss about?
We did our own investigation to get answers from Jeremy, who wakes up early, and Natalee, who stays up late, to understand some of the differences between these two lifestyles. See what they think of their productivity and what they do with their time. It’s always fun to see how the other side lives!
Our answers from the early bird, Jeremy.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I don’t like to waste the first part of my day, so I wake up and I like to have a cup of coffee before the sun comes up. The best part is not feeling rushed in the morning.
How early do you wake up?
What’s your favorite part about waking up early?
Coffee and then feed the cat. Sometimes it’s not in that order depending on how angry the cat is.
Do you still wake up early on the weekends?
Yes, but not as early. I’ll usually sleep in until 5 or 5:30.
Do you feel like you get more accomplished in your day by waking up early?
Yes, it gives me time to get caught up on the news, get to work early and get things done ahead of time.
How is your productivity at work?
My whole day is productive, but I feel most productive in the morning. Because I start out early, I can get focused and in the groove for the whole day. I don’t even have an afternoon hump like some people do, but once 5:30 hits I’m ready to be out of the office!
What do you do at times people typically don’t?
Whenever I need to do laundry, I always get it done before 5AM. If I’m into a book I like to read a few chapters before getting in the shower. Lastly, I’ll get on my work email occasionally at 4:30 and work a little bit; it lets me have a real time discussion with some co-workers in China.
How long have you been waking up early?
I started getting up at 5:30AM in college because I always worked out before my 8AM classes.
Some people say night owls are more creative, do you agree?
I disagree. My creative juices actually flow most in the morning. I think each person has their own level of creativity, and it hits them at whichever time is best for them.
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Getting a new planner each year is so much fun, especially knowing the entire planner will be filled with amazing memories by the end of the year. When searching for a planner there are so many features to choose from. You want to make sure you choose an AT-A-GLANCE® that’s right for you, so read these quick tips on finding the planner for you!
First things first, decide if you want a daily, weekly, or monthly planner. It’s all about preference and how detailed you want your planning to be. If you’re a detail oriented person and want space for all your plans, consider a daily planner. If you like to see the big picture consider, a weekly planner. If you just need a quick glance at your day think about a monthly planner.
What style do you want? If you want a planner with a neutral cover, like black, look at our classic planners. If you want a planner that’s modern and chic, check out our Collection line. Lastly, if you want a planner that’s just as fun as your personality you’ll definitely want to see our fashion planners.
Do you have a lot of appointments? We recommend a large format planner so you have more space to write out all your meetings and to-dos.
If you like detail, make sure your planner has space for all the details in your day by having an AT-A-GLANCE with hourly appointment slots for easier organization.
Are you always having big and exciting plans on the weekend? You’ll definitely want a planner that has the same amount of space on the weekends as it does during the week.
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School and college are around the corner. Although it doesn’t seem like it yet, you need to be organized and prepared for school to keep track of your assignments, readings, projects, and work schedule. You need a place to write everything down that’s going on in school, work, and most importantly, the fun stuff—like going to the movies. After all, you’ll need a break from all that hard work! To keep track of your schedule and stay organized, there is no better place to write down all of your deadlines and exciting plans than in a stylish AT-A-GLANCE® planner.
In school, you juggle so many tasks that you need a place to write everything down to keep your sanity, and an AT-A-GLANCE is perfect for that! Write down your deadlines, group meetings, school events, and more so you can easily take a quick glance at your week. Plus, with fun colors and designs your planner will fit your style perfectly. Just check out some of the fan favorites below! Your planner can also be unique to your needs, like having a daily, weekly, or monthly planner. Our planners can also be small enough to fit in your purse or large enough to plan out your entire schedule. If you’re always busy, try a planner with fifteen minute or hourly increments. With AT-A-GLANCE, you can find the planner that is designed perfectly for you! After a year of planning, you’ll be so organized and you can look back in your AT-A-GLANCE and see all the memories you made through and the exciting things you accomplished.
It’s 2015 and a blank canvas is in front of you! There’s a year full of opportunities to fill your AT-A-GLANCE with outstanding memories you’ll never forget. Every time you write something in your planner, you’re documenting your day. Once the month is done, you’ll be able to look back and see everything you’ve accomplished and all the fun you had doing it!
What are your big goals for 2015? Are you working toward a promotion at work? Running a half marathon? Starting your own blog? No matter what you’re aspiring toward, track your goals for 2015 with your AT-A-GLANCE planner. Break down your big goals into smaller weekly or monthly accomplishments for you to check off, and write these steps on each monthly tab or at the top of each week. After all, it’s easier to conquer big goals with baby steps, plus you’ll see you’re closer to reaching your objectives!
What big events do you have coming up in 2015? Going on any big vacations? Start looking, booking, and getting ready for an exciting trip ahead of time. Don’t let the time slip away before your vacation—figure out the details ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy your trip once the date arrives. Have a special date planned for a wedding this year? No matter if it’s yours or if you’re attending, use your AT-A-GLANCE to schedule what you need to do before the big date; whether it’s a reminder to buy a gift, attend a bridal shower, or book a hotel for the reception. Even if an event is as little as your kid jumping from elementary to middle school, make it a big deal! Plan something special to celebrate the day, like going out for pizza and doing one of their favorite activities such as playing games at the arcade. After all, time flies and sooner than later they’ll be in high school.
Get out of your comfort zone this year—start a new hobby and stick with it! Write down what you want to do in your AT-A-GLANCE to hold yourself accountable. Decide when you’re going to start and write down the date in your planner. Make it an event! Who knows what will happen; if you decide to join a book club you may end up meeting your best friend.
It’s the beginning of a new year, your opportunities are endless and this year is your year! Use your AT-A-GLANCE to help you achieve anything you put your mind to! Dream big and plan for every exciting moment!