My philosophy about time management is that every system must be designed from the inside out—based on the unique way you think, your natural habits and goals. That’s why I am so excited about the collaboration between Boundless and the Balanced Life Planner. The flexible format allows you to build a portable system that captures the information you want, the way that you like. And since time is dynamic, (and life has a way of throwing curveballs), the re-arrangeable page design allows you to switch things around while making sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Why paper planning in this technology age? Science indicates we need regular “screen” breaks to access the more thoughtful and strategic parts of our brains. Planning is not a mechanical task, it is a time for deep reflection…to make decisions on how you are spending your time, in relation to your dreams, goals, and ideal balance. The act of writing emblazons information on your memory, and connects you to your commitments. The coaching messages embedded in the pages are designed to guide you, provide support, and bring daily encouragement to spend time on the things you value.
For over 25 years, New York Times bestselling author and organizational consultant Julie Morgenstern has transformed the way individuals and companies function around the globe, including American Express, Microsoft, FedEx, and the NYC Mayor’s Office.
Her cutting edge advice has been featured on programs from The Oprah Winfrey Show to Good Morning America and NPR, and she is regularly featured in a variety of print magazines and publications, including Forbes, Harvard Business review, and The Wall Street Journal.
In today’s fast-paced culture, professional success often seems synonymous with long days, never-ending to-do lists, and sleepless nights. But it doesn’t have to be that way.