by gillian claire: planning for 2017.

12.20.2016

planning for 2017.

*This post is in partnership with STARTplanner. I only partner with brands that I use and love. Thanks for supporting my family by reading along!*
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The end of 2016 has held some huge transitions for me. The biggest being that I quit my day job and started my own Virtual Assistant business. It's basically my dream job because I'm able to use what I've learned in my  5+ years as a blogger to turn around and help businesses understand the world of Influencers. I get to do fun things like run other social media accounts and establish blogger to business relationships.
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Overall it's been an awesome experience, however making the switch to working from home has definitely been stressful for me. There is so much about this field that I'm having to learn and pick up along the way. Some weeks I've felt like I'm working around the clock which basically, I have been.
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While working from home can seem pretty great on the surface, it also comes with it's own unique set of challenges. I already knew from my work as a professional photographer (and blogger) that time management is something I struggle with. I am pretty much an unorganized hot mess and when it comes to working from home, it can really hold me back.
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One thing that I am excited to do in 2017 is start using a planner again. With my new job, I need  something tangible to keep me better organized. That's why I was so excited when STARTplanner sent me their beautiful Hustle Daily Planner to use next year! This is by far the nicest planner I've ever had my hands on. This planner is thick and each weekday has a full page spread which will be a huge asset to me when I'm planning my work week. The Hustle Planner has all kinds of great extras like a "goals" section where you can create a vision board as well as worksheets to break down your goals into manageable deadlines throughout the year!
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I don't have any set New Year's Resolutions for myself yet, but I am hoping to get off on the right foot simply by getting back to the basics a little bit. I'm hoping this planner will help me organize my days  so that I can be more efficient with my work, have time to hit the gym and keep track of my kids' activities as well!
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STARTplanner is giving away a planner to one of my readers! It's easy to enter. 
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1. Click here to fill out the easy entry form ( I promise it just takes a second! )
2. Head over to my Instagram @bygillianclaire and make sure you are following me + @startplanner
3. Comment on my Instagram planner photo sharing one of your goals for 2017
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I will be announcing the winner on Instagram on Christmas Eve!
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Best wishes for 2017 to you all! 
Any work from home mamas out there that can share some words of wisdom with me?
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8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great planner for productivity!
    Tiffany | www.arrowsandawe.com

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  2. It really is! I can't wait to see how it helps me out in 2017! <3

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  3. I'm going to start planning Monday! I cant wait :)

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  4. I also just got this planner and I'm so obsessed! i want to set aside some time to fill in all of the awesome sections

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  5. I love that this planner not only gives you space to list goals but also encourages you to think about how to make those goals happen! Here's to 2017.

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  6. Love this! My husband and I are going to hopefully be working from home full time in 2017 and I love their planners! Your pictures are beautiful BTW!

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  7. So in love with the planner and excited for 2017 now that I have it to keep me organized. Hoping for big things for you too girlfriend

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