Of course we cant account for the unexpected, but we've found over the years that having a good plan for each day/week/month/year,means that we are generally more ready to take on the life stuff that you don't plan for.
This year we've tried something new...a local friend and homeopath, Jo Rhodes mentioned a couple of weeks ago that she and some other local women were going to be using a workbook 'Create your amazing year' by Leonie Dawson, throughout 2014, Several women were planning on meeting up once a month to support each others' 2014 journeys using the workbook. I'd never heard of Leonie or her work before, but the more I read of her totally inspirational website, the more excited I've become about giving the workbook and all that goes with it a go...2 workbooks were ordered and made a timely appearance here, just in time for a few days of reading and reflecting in 2013
I've found that the 'Biz' (Business) part of her Workbook, has easily been adapted for me to use with my Diploma (in Applied Permaculture Design) plans for the next year. and its good to have them in the same place and format as my 'life' plan, after all, the 2 are so intertwined anyway.
I also really love the Earth Pathways Diary, and in 2013 was disappointed that I just didn't use it on a daily basis, as I would have liked to. I've realised for 2014 though, that it will work really well alongside 'Create your amazing year', instead of using the calendar pages created by Leonie. The Earth Pathways Diary resonates very much with the spiritual and Earth Care aspects of my life, as well as its own People Care elements too.