by Jessika Hepburn, Editor
Let’s face it, life is messy~ my life is messy. Physically messy, yes sometimes, but the biggest issue is the mental mess. The stacks of post-its and notes to myself, the meetings, deadlines and the endless list of “to-do’s” that pile up until they become overwhelming and great ideas get lost.
I have a daily deadline for OMHG, yup, daily-plus I need to schedule over 20 contributors & all the features/interviews/giveaways, stay on top of social media, build our community/make connections & answer what seems like a hundred million emails a week-as well as parenting two kids & whatever other work I have on my plate. I was starting to feel like the red queen from Alice in Wonderland, running all day just to stay in the same place, but no time for focusing on goals or planning for the long-term. I have calendars and software galore intended to help organize my messy life, but much as I love computers I needed something physical that would help me bring OMHG to the next level and keep me on track to achieving my dreams. Enter crafty superwoman Mayi Carles and her Life Is Messy Planner come to save the day & rescue me (& now you too) from my mess!
OMHG literally could not function if I didn’t plan ahead-I have had to start scheduling our whole calendar up to three months in advance! With so many contributors & guests I really needed a way to keep my thoughts in order while prioritizing goals for the future. Mayi has created the perfect solution for messy creatives like me, in her words the Life Is Messy Planner will help you:
– see the big picture + think about the higher purpose of your business.
– remain present about the future that you’re building.
– break big ideas down + think about what it looks like to make those ideas real.
– be self aware enough to be the protagonist + prompter + performer of your life.
– diminish procrastination + maximize productivity.
– brainstorm your creative ideas.
– organize your finances (at last).
Featuring a bunch of helpful printables like weekly & monthly blog planners, a monthly action planner, meal & weekly planners, an awesome goal generator, resolution board + tracker, a bullet proof your goals worksheet plus 2011 earning goals, investments, and living expenses spreadsheets, the Life is Messy Planner has been a powerful resource to help me declutter my mental landscape & focus my time on what really matters. I took some great photos of my planner but my messy life interfered with getting them edited to share with you today-sick kids & flu season is NO fun. The good thing is that since I am planning ahead I know that April is our Spring Cleaning/Business Makeover theme so I am going to share them then along with some other ideas for keeping the messiness of life in check. Until then….
First off go watch this adorable video by Mayi on her planners (isn’t she so cute, don’t you want to hug her?!) then enter to win one of your very own. The lovely Mayi wants to make a lucky Oh My! Handmade reader’s life a little less messy- she is giving away a Life is Messy Planner to one of YOU!
Here’s the deal, comment below and let us know why you really need these pages, how is your messy life keeping you from reaching your goals, are you dropping balls all over the place, do you write important notes on the back of your hand? Fess up! We’ll choose a winner based on your answer this time so make it a good one: )
You can also show us how much you really, really need this planner by doing all the usual giveaway things like adding Mayi to your Etsy favorites, following her on Twitter & sharing this giveaway on Twitter & Facebook then letting us know below, but we’ll still be choosing a winner that we think could really use an extra hand (or two!).
This giveaway closes next Tuesday at 12am EST and the winner will be announced at the bottom of this post on Wednesday.
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This giveaway is now CLOSED! Congratulations to April with comment #4 please do visit us and let us know how your planner is helping you achieve your goals.