We’re officially into 2019, which means we are now being overloaded with ALL THE THINGS when it comes to setting resolutions, making goals, and being productive. You’re scrolling through your feed or researching online and you see all sorts of random ideas of something new you should be implementing in your life. It can become overwhelming to know where to start, which options to choose, and most importantly, what resources you need to make the biggest impact on YOUR 2019.
So, we decided to make a comprehensive list dedicated to you: the busy woman. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a bustling entrepreneur, or a 9-5 professional (or, heck, all of the above!), we’ve got you covered!
(If this list makes you overwhelmed, try implementing one of these things into your life, bookmark this page, and come back when you’re ready for more.)
1. The Best Planner: The Content Planner
Okay, ladies. This planner is the best. For those of you who still prefer actually penciling in your meetings or social media content, The Content Planner is for you. The planner comes with an undated 15-month spread with stickers for you to fill in which months you want to use it for. Not to mention, the cute little stickers you can use to categorize by platform, like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, phone calls, vacations, meetings, blog posts, etc.
It’s easy for you to track your progress by platform each month in the business growth section. Write down your goals, set wins, and rid yourself of limitations. Kat Gaskin’s planner has empty space in the planner to set your dreams and create goals. It really has all of the organization and productivity you need to plan your 2019 content ahead of time and make this year a breeze!
Check out The Content Planner here.
2. The Best Podcast: The Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher
If you haven’t heard of the Goal Digger Podcast yet, you are realllllly missing out. This girl started out with a $300 Craigslist camera in a small town in Minnesota and is now a self-made billionaire sharing all of her tips and tricks to success!
Not only that, but she also shares her fertility journey, her struggles with her body image, and life lessons she’s learned along the way. So, whether you’re an entrepreneur who needs business advice or you just want to learn how to be productive or get out of debt, Jenna Kutcher has everything for you on her Goal Digger Podcast. You really have to check this one out. Seriously.
Listen to the podcast here.
3. A Life-Changing Book: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Really though, if you read this book and follow the protocol, your life will be changed. He tells his own story of how he overcame his depression and unsuccessful life and turned himself into a happy and self-fulfilled man all by implementing the morning routine we now call ‘The Miracle Morning.’
It’s sort of amazing when we take the time to read a book, see something in text, and realize how incredibly lacking we are in self-care and self-development. For example, we hate getting up in the morning, yet we press snooze and go through that process of waking up over and over again.
Buy the book here.
4. The Best Task Management System: Asana
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, or a busy mom on-the-go, Asana can help you organize all of your tasks and deadlines. Asana is free to use and allows you to assign tasks to yourself or others, give deadlines, and separate things out into projects.
If you’re looking for a system that helps you stay on top of things and gives you the accountability factor you need by setting deadlines, then Asana is for you. You can use it as an app or on your laptop!
Try it here.
5. The Best Self-Care Apps (Because Sometimes We Need A Little Extra Push)
Everyone tells us to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but let’s be real. it never happens. We can add all the lemon or fruit into our water, but that still doesn’t help us remember to drink. The WaterMinder app reminds you to drink water, tracks your intake, and awards achievements based on your water habits. We all know the importance of hydration. It really just boils down to remembering to actually do it.
So, what can it hurt? Download the WaterMinder app here.
BrainWave: 35 Binaural Series™
This app is no joke. If you don’t know about brain waves and its effects, here’s a snippet from their app description:
“As you listen, your own brainwaves fall into step with this inaudible beat, and after a few minutes synchronize with the target brainwave frequency. Brain Wave’s 35 programs layer these binaural sequences into multi-stage sessions that have helped thousands of people focus and concentrate, feel positive and motivated, and sleep more soundly.” – BrainWave app
Pair this app with relaxing music, or even your own iTunes music and experience the benefits without even realizing it! Try it here.
We couldn’t write an article all about resources for your best 2019 without a meditation app, right?? There are so many skeptics out there, us previously included, but with continued practice, it will pay off.
Calm is a great app to help you ease into meditation. Choose from an unlimited range of topics, choose whether you want guided or unguided meditation, and follow breathing exercises to reduce stress. Try the Calm app here.
6. The Best Budgeting Tool: Mint
If you’re ready to get your finances in order, pay off that debt, and get on track, Mint is a great (and FREE) budgeting tool you can download as an app or use online.
All you have to do is fill out your information, connect your bank, and from there, it categorizes your bills and payments. It can also track your retirement goals, help you piece together a debt pay down plan, and get alerts for upcoming bills so you never have to be late on a payment again.
Sign up or download the app here.
7. The Best Yoga: Yoga With Adriene
So, probably the hardest part of exercise is finding the time to stick with it, right?? Well, this girl is a genius and she’s good at what she does. She has videos on here as short as 5 minutes. We all have 5 minutes we can dedicate, right!?
She has a free 30-day yoga journey that includes daily emails and of course, motivation for us to keep going. You can view her on Youtube or head straight to her website to sign up for the free 30-day yoga journey.
Well, there you have it. Whether you implement one, two, or all of the above resources, we’re wishing you a successful and productive 2019. Because you deserve it.
Do you have any other suggestions to make 2019 our best year yet? We want to hear about it!
(And if you haven’t already, be sure to take time to reflect on 2018! Here are 10 questions to ask yourself.)