Free Christmas Planner!

Even though it’s 2 months away 🙂 most of us are excited about Christmas. You all know, it can be very hectic and needs to be planned well. So I thought a Christmas Planner can help you! And it’s FREE for all of you to download!

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It’s A4 size so it’s easy to get it printed and keep in a folder. It can also be folded and kept in a planner pocket. It features:

  • Table Plan to plan out the seats & the food for the big night. Which you can paint or decorate!
  • Meal Plan with 6 lines to write “Starters, Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Desserts, Drinks and Decoration.
  • Guest List
  • To-do List
  • A last minute Check-List
  • Gift List to note what you want to buy for your loved ones.
  • A Card List to keep track of the Christmas Cards you need to send.
  • Also a page full of gift tags, Table Name Cards that you can fold and put on the table.

Click the image and download your free Christmas Planner. I hope you enjoy it! and I wish you a Merry Christmas with your family and friends.

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How to Achieve Goals?

goalsHow many times you’ve written down a set of new year resolutions and neglected them after the first weeks of January? Then had the same goals again next year in your list? Most of us do that every year. Having a goal and actually doing something to achieve it is two different things. There are some things to consider if you really want to make 2016, the year you accomplish all of your goals.

  • Don’t imagine the goal itself, imagine yourself after achieving it: This will help you realise if you REALLY want to achieve it or not. It’s human nature, sometimes we want something but after having it, we lose our interest. Don’t work hard for something you won’t appreciate later on. If you want to rent a place, imagine yourself living in it. It might look pretty from outside but you might not be happy in it.
  • Have realistic goals: You can aim as high as you want but it should be realistic. There might be technical difficulties and even impossibilities. Do your research and consult with experts if you need to. If your goal is having an health care plan, see your options before working for it.
  • Write it down: When you write down your goals, they’re no more dreams in your head. They’re real and in front of you everyday. When they’re written in a planner you use everyday, you make them a part of your life.
  • Paint a picture of your life after achieving this goal: Use one of the note pages and write down notes about your life when you’re done with the goal. If you want to earn a certain amount of money, write down what you can do with the money, the cities you can visit, the things you can buy. So when you lose track, reading that will make you want to work on your goal again.
  • Break down into smaller tasks: Writing down “Get a new job” makes no sense when you don’t have a plan on how to do it. That’s why there’s a section to write down smaller tasks to reach your goals in each week/month. When you break them down into smaller tasks, week by week or month by month achieving smaller tasks will make you closer to your goals.
  • Don’t give up: Don’t let yourself down if you didn’t do anything about your goal for the first 2 months of the year. Write each task every month if you need to, until you do them. The key is never ignoring them. If you stop writing down, they’ll be just words you’ve written months ago. When you lose track, just go back and remind yourself what you want to achieve, write it down again this month.
  • Celebrate your progress: Check the first months and see your progress. Celebrate how far you’ve come. And when you’re done, cross it out. You deserved it.

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In Kings on Toast planners, there are plenty of pages to write down your goals. You can use the first “Goals for 2016” page to create the person you want to be in 2016. You can push yourself to be a better person and write down the things you should take more time to do in 2016. Change your eating habits, set yourself a reading goal. And write down anything else you want to change about yourself this year.

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In the second “Goals for 2016” page, there are 4 list of goals. You don’t have to fill all of them and you can even change the titles with stickers if you need to, write your own categories. Lifestyle Goals are the goals you want to change in your daily life. Changing your exercise or eating habits. Personal Goals are things you want to change about yourself. Like losing weight, being more open to new ideas, even getting married can be one of them. Financial goals can be buying a specific thing or earning a certain amount of money. Career goals are the goals you want to achieve in your work life. Like owning your own business, making profit, selling a certain amount or being promoted in where you work. By making a separate list for each category, you’ll be able to have a better picture of what you want.

In “Long Day Planner” there’s a monthly page where you can write down “The Goals you’re working on this month” which is exactly designed for these goals. Also in all “Day Planners” have the same area in weekly pages. You can pick the goals you need to focus on that month, write them down and break down your goals into smaller tasks in the designated area so there’s no going back. You’ll be done with these goals once at a time.

How to be prepared for Monday

mondaySundays used to be the day for waking up late, a long brunch, spending time in pyjamas all day long. It sounds amazing, like a perfect Sunday. But at the end of the day, you’ll feel so overwhelmed because you’re not prepared for the first day of the week. Ends up trying to get everything done in Monday morning so it ruins your morning routine, everything you need to get done in the morning will be waiting, you’ll start procrastinating.

Booking some time for yourself on Sunday can change everything. It can take between 30 mins to 2-3 hrs. depending on what you need to do for the week. It can be a relaxing bath, painting nails, doing face mask, lunch meal prep for the week, grocery shopping, cooking meals in batches, planning your week on your planner, arranging clothes to wear for special events or work.

Here are a few tips to get more things done on the weekend:

  1. Before Monday, make sure you have a list for the things that you HAVE to get done for the week. So they won’t get lost in between daily, not-so-important to-do lists.
  2. Refresh your handbag. This is something I try to do every Sunday. Even if i put the same things in the bag, I chuck them all on my bed and do a cleaning. Receipts, gums, leftover food, all needs to go. Maybe you don’t need to carry pads, tampons this week, put them back in where they belong. Put the things you need for the week and move on.
  3. Since you’ll be busy in the weekdays, prepare your food in advance. Make jar salads, prepare healthy snacks, little boxes with nuts, seeds and dried fruits to keep you going. Grains and beans can be stored for at least 3-4 days in the fridge. If you can, make a meal plan and cook the things that will take a long time in the weekdays. You can try to cook them and store in the freezer, that will save a lot of time.
  4. If you have a second job, like running a blog or selling your handmade creations, there is no time better than weekends to get these things done.
  5. Check for new updates on your computer. (There’s always one!). Also clear your desktop, folder everything, get rid of the files you don’t need. And if it makes you feel motivated, change your desktop wallpaper.
  6. If you drink coffee in Monday morning, set your coffee maker at night, put coffee and water so in the morning you won’t waste time preparing it, you’ll just press the button and get your coffee.
  7. If you have too much work to do that week, make sure you take some time for yourself. Just be prepared for the busy time. Get your sleep, relax in a nice bubble bath or a steamy shower. Spend time with your loved ones.

Pick the right planner for you!

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Hello everyone! I’m the creator and designer of Kings on Toast Planners. I’ve been working in Graphic Design branch for 9 years in several agencies for countless brands. At the start of 2015 I realised the agendas I had wasn’t working for me anymore. I still had lots of lists, notes everywhere. Nowhere to keep them all together. After a long search for what I’ve been looking for, I wanted to simply design a page for myself, so I could print it out everyday and keep my notes, daily task, food journal, water intake etc. It was working! I was adapting new good habits into my daily life with habit tracker, for the first time in my life I was able to keep a food journal.

All my life, I thought designing was my passion but I realised there was something else I equally loved doing. Organising, helping people organise, making life better. I always thought creating routines wasn’t boring, it was quality time. Even our bodies work better on a routine! I believe in making a better you. I believe it’s more than reading a book, having a good career. Drinking more water, enjoying your daily coffee, having that bubble bath every Friday. It’s all about making a better you. Let it be anything you want, if you love seeing fresh flowers everyday, make a budget for it. If you enjoy running in the morning, create a night routine that will help you to fall asleep easier so you’ll have time in the morning. Most of our lives we “like” the idea of good habits, we rarely “live” them. But it’s not that hard. Solve problems, find solutions, make it work and adapt it to your life. And through these planners, if I can help one person to make their life better, I’ll be so happy.

Don’t hesitate mailing me for your ideas, feedback or questions about planners. hello (at) kingsontoast.com

Thanks! Have a great day!