How To Use Clever Fox Daily Planner Guide
How can a planner ramp up your productivity, inspire you to achieve your goals and motivate you to live your best life?
The answer is in the many unique features that are contained within the Clever Fox Planner.
The Clever Fox Planner is undated so that you can begin using it whenever you wish. Let's take a look inside!
Clever Fox Planner Layouts in Depth
This planner gets things started off on the right foot with pages about "My Gratitude & Self-Awareness" and "My Daily Rituals." Each page is horizontally divided in half.
On the top half of the "Gratitude" page is a prompt, "I am grateful for …" Beneath that are several blank lines where you can list or brainstorm all of the things and people for which you are grateful. Chances are good that you don't realize just how much good you have in your life. Here is your opportunity to recognize all of those wonderful things.
Some examples of gratitude statements we use ourselves with the Clever Fox planner:
- I’m thankful to my family and friends for all of their support
- I'm grateful for my health
- I’m grateful for the mistakes I made
- I’m grateful for love, for being surrounded by the people who enhance my life
Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to increase our happiness, relationships, and productivity, and even to improve our health.
The bottom half of the page prompts you with two questions. These are: "What am I passionate about?" and "What brings me joy in life?" If you've spent months, or even years, feeling stuck and aimless, then these questions are critical for you. How you answer them will help you to discover what you want from life.
Life is short. You need to find what you’re passionate about, and what makes you excited to get out of bed every day.
The Daily Rituals page has one section for "Skills to learn and habits to adopt this year" and another for "My affirmations." The top half of the page is your opportunity to think about all the things you wish you knew how to do. These could include "learn to crochet," "make a budget" or just about anything else you can imagine.
Achieving your goals is not the result of a one-oﬀ transformation—rather, it is the product of daily habits. We become what we repeatedly do.
As for affirmations, record any statements that help to stop negative self-talk in its tracks. Your more positive mindset will help you to attain your goals. Whenever doubts get to you, review your affirmations. They will put you back on track.
Some examples of powerful affirmations we use ourselves with the Clever Fox planner:
- I deserve to be happy and loved
- I am doing my best and it is enough
- I fill my body with confidence daily
- It’s okay to live my dream
- I appreciate every moment of my life
- I can handle anything that comes into my life
Aﬃrmations are a proven method of self-improvement because of their ability to purify our thoughts and to restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to believe that nothing is impossible. Use the Clever Fox planner to help you with that.
The Vision Board
The Clever Fox Planner allows you a generous two-page spread on which to create your personal vision board. If you're not familiar with vision boarding, then it's probably something you should know about. With words and images, you'll create a vision board that shows all of your aspirations coming true. You can refer back to it throughout the year to gain new motivation and see how far you've come.
Charge your subconscious mind and attract the power of the universe to help you achieve your desires.
The goal-setting pages are where you start to get more specific about what you want to achieve over the next year. You have two pages that are divided into several sections. These are Health, Business/Career, Family & Friends, Significant Other & Romance, Finance, Personal Development, Fun & Recreation and Spiritual.
These categories cover pretty much every facet of your life. The goals you choose do not have to be huge. Maybe you want to find a few extra hours each week for reading or finally plant a vegetable garden. Perhaps one of your goals will be saving for a down payment on a house or finally starting your own business. This is the place where you can start all of that.
Setting goals is the first step of success. List the top three goals of each area of your life that you’d like to achieve within the next year.
My Focus and My Mind Map
The next pages give you the opportunity to further narrow your focus to five core goals for the year. Large or small, these are the aims that will guide much of your efforts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
People often overestimate what they can accomplish in a year. Having clear priorities and focusing on them is the key to success. Choose ONLY your 5 most important goals for this year, and stick to them.
Don’t let big goals intimidate you. Break them down into smaller, manageable steps—a mind map is a great way to do this.
An entire page is devoted to "My Mind Map." It features a simple dot-grid layout. If you haven't tried mind mapping before, here's your chance. Think of it as an opportunity to brainstorm a little more about how you'll achieve your goals.
Twelve two-page layouts for each month come next. Remember, the Clever Fox Planner is undated, so it's up to you to fill in the months and dates. Additional features on this page help you to plan your month. There are spaces for your monthly goals and spots to record items like Habits to Adopt, Skills to Learn, Things to Avoid, Places to Go and People to See.
Pick one day at the beginning of each month to set aside 30 minutes or an hour to plan the coming month.
Fill in the appointments and events that you'll need to remember for each day of the month. At the end of the month, refer back to these pages to fill in the blanks for "This Month's Wins" and "How I'll Improve Next Month." This is a fantastic exercise for bringing continuity to your self-improvement efforts. You'll have a chance to reflect on what's working and what's not so that next month will be even better.
This two-page layout provides an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the prior week. One page is devoted to weekly notes. It's a dot-grid layout that you can use any way you wish. Doodles, mind maps, grocery lists, brainstorms, bullet journaling and more can fill this space.
The second page is more structured. It contains spaces to track the week's goals and wins. Additional spaces are devoted to listing tasks that were not completed, habits not pursued and things that you learned. Here is also where you track how you feel about your process and how you want to improve in the following week. This in-depth reflection is valuable for gauging your progress, figuring out what's not working and how to change for the better.
After the weekly layout, you will find 7 daily pages in a row.
This is where you get really detailed about your daily schedule and activities. Keep track of your goals and priorities and keep track of both your work and personal to-do lists. You also have a chance to define the day's goals and priorities, keep an hourly schedule and rate your productivity.
You have one full page for each day of the week. Set your most important goal of the day, write down your day's other priorities. These are non-negotiable tasks that you must complete this day.
Fill in the schedule and write down your to-to list for the day, these might be your errands or work related tasks.
At the end of the day, reflect on the results, and mark your productivity score. If there’s room for improvement, write down below how you could improve your productivity tomorrow.
At the back of the planner, you'll find page after page of simple dot-grid layouts. Use these any way you wish. They are ideal for bullet journaling, but you can doodle, take notes, keep a journal or use the pages in any manner you can imagine.
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That's the Clever Fox Planner in a nutshell. With an elegantly simple design and thoughtful prompts, you'll be set up for success that just might go beyond what you can envision. Start your planner today to make tomorrow more intentional, meaningful and productive.