Are PowerSheets a Planner?

Are PowerSheets a Planner?

One of the most common questions we receive is whether your PowerSheets® Goal Planner can be used as a daily planner. It's a great question, especially now that monthly calendar spreads are included. Today, we're breaking down who might be able to use their PowerSheets as their sole planner, and who might want to combine it with an additional, more traditional planner. 

First, though, you should know that your PowerSheets were created first and foremost as an intentional goal plannernot a daily agenda. They walk you through a three-step proven process to uncover the right life goals and short-term goals, then move into 12 months of goal-setting worksheets to make your goals a reality—and it's all based on research! There's expert goal coaching on every page, too, to keep you motivated and on track.

Your PowerSheets help you determine what to put in your planner—and what not to put in it—by uncovering your unique priorities through the thoughtful questions in your prep work and monthly pages. What you uncover in your PowerSheets helps you organize your time and spend it on the right things!

We created PowerSheets to work for any women, in any season of life, and they are flexible enough to work alongside the daily schedule system of your choice. 

You may be able to use PowerSheets as your only planner if:

  • You already use a monthly calendar. Congratulations! You now have an all-in-one option! :)
  • You primarily use a digital calendar for hour-by-hour appointments, and just like to jot down a few big events for each day in a physical planner. Your monthly calendar spreads will work great for this!
  • You're in a season of life where you only have a few events to write down each day—for example, if you're at home with really young kids or are a retiree.

You may want to pair your PowerSheets with an additional agenda if:

  • You do NOT use a digital calendar and need somewhere to record hourly appointments or many events each day (like multiple kids' sports schedules).
  • You use your planner's daily layout for other things besides appointments, like meal planning or daily to dos. Your monthly calendar spread likely won't have enough room to include all of that.

Whether or not you choose to use a planner in addition to your PowerSheets, you'll find the monthly calendar pages the perfect space to plot out your action steps for the month as you plan your progress and live out your priorities. They'll help you connect your goals with everyday life, and soon, you'll watch as your steps add up! The PowerSheets community has come up with so many creative ways to use these spreads!

We'd love to hear: are you planning to use a planner in addition to your PowerSheets? We can't wait to see how you all use the calendar pages in the 2021 PowerSheets!

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Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is Cultivate What Matters' Content Strategist and Writer. With over a decade at Cultivate, Emily loves helping women uncover what matters, set good goals, and live them out with joy. Her free time is spent with her high-school-sweetheart husband and three young kiddos.

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