I’m so excited! I finally found it, I think it is the one. The best goal planner I’ve ever tried. You know I’m a fan of planning, getting organized, setting goals and pursuing them. But since last week I had never found something as amazing as this: the Self Journal.
I must say I was a little bit skeptic when I first landed in bestself.co but after watching their intro video I decided to give it a try. It’s great because you can download the planner for free in a pdf. Yes… it sounds kind of strange to give your product for free, but it is so awesome that they can do it because once you try it you really want to buy it.
That’s what happened to me. I have been using it for just few days but I already asked my real Self Journal to Santa and I’m willing the 25th to arrive!
So let me explain you why I like this planner over all the others I’ve been trying:
1. It is also a guide
The first pages are all about motivation, goal setting and philosophy under success. I love how easy it is to understand all their points and how you get motivated in just few minutes to start committing to work for your dreams.
2. There are no dates
Why should we wait until January 1rst to start working for our dreams? The Self Journal is ready to start whenever you want, just write the current date in the daily page and go for it!
3. It’s designed for only 3 months
While it should sound like a con instead of a pro, it’s actually a benefit. This is not an agenda, it is a tool to help you reach your goals. Many studies have found that 90 days is the perfect timing to achieve your goals, so why should we need it longer?
One planner, one big dream. Perfect to focus 🙂
4. It has a minimal design
I love that it has the minimum design elements, like this I can fill it with my own decorations. Colors, black and white drawings, just notes… whatever it is your style, this journal is ready for it.
5. It’s motivating
In every day page you will find motivational quotes that we all need to hear when we are working hard for our dreams. It’s like having a coach always next to you 😀
6. It makes me stay positive
One of the main exercises of this journal are the grateful moments. Every morning you must read down three things that you are grateful for and do the same in the evening. It is very important to open your mind and find beautiful things to note every day.
7. It is a commitment
If you are looking for some place to take notes of your to-do lists or just schedule meetings and work, that’s not what we are talking about. This journal is all about commitment. You even sign the first page, in which you set your main goal and your milestones. By the way, it took me more than an hour to fill that page… and that makes me feel proud, because I know that I’m gonna be working on something super important for me.
8. It breaks time in 30min
I told you before about my productivity hacks, and the best one is working with Pomodoros. The journal breaks the day in half an hour packs, perfect to connect with the Pomodoro Technique.
So with all this said, I can just give you the link and invite you to try it by yourselves. I hope you find it useful as I did, and I hope we can all work hard for our dreams without being overwhelmed during the trip.
I’ll be glad to hear your comments about the Self Journal or any other planner you may discover. You know I love being productive, so any new ideas will be really appreciated!