Welcome to the 2021 Seasonal Living Planner! It’s a free download to help you create your seasonal life this year, and many years to come! Read on for handy tips on how to best use the planner for a happy, sane, and productive 2021.
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The 2021 Seasonal Living Planner
Each year I create a handful of free downloads to help energize this seasonal living community as they create their seasonal life. The annual planners have become a true labor of love as I work to create something useful and engaging based on my own productivity practices.
Use the form below to download yours and get planing with the tips and tricks in the post below.
Now, before you get stressed out about the word productivity, let’s explore how to use it in a seasonal context.
Whether you are planning a garden or your pantry, the success of one season relies upon the efforts of the one before. Every bit of content on the Lorrie Season website is intended to help you understand the work you have to do today to have a more relaxing and reliable tomorrow.
We of the seasonal life tend to be go-with-the-flow folks. This calendar helps you be in flow with the seasons, all the while moving along that current of time toward the vision of your seasonal self come 2022.
I know it is a paradox, but the best way to relax is to have a plan!
The structure of the 2021 seasonal living planner
This planner is structured by the seasons. No surprise!
It begins with worksheets to help you establish your goals for 2021 in each area of the seasonal living framework: garden, kitchen, wellness, and activism (community involvement). It also has an overview of the astrology for 2021.
Then, the calendar pages and worksheets are broken down by season and month. The booklet ends with more worksheets for weekly and daily goals and tasks. I also offer some habit trackers to help you create an optimal daily routine.
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The Seasonal Living Framework
If you like thinking seasonally about your lifestyle choices, I invite you to explore the Seasonal Living Framework.
The five pillars of the seasonal living framework: gardening, cooking, personal wellness, activism, and archetypal astrology.
Goal Setting with the 2021 Seasonal Living Planner
Goal setting energizes me. I love letting my heart and mind explore grand visions of the future. For the past year, I’ve been working toward a set of six goals I set for myself with an eye to turning 60.
If this kind of thinking is new to you, I have some resource recommendations to set you on the right track.
These books have changed my life! These authors taught me that life is about building daily habits that move you toward your grandest goals! Mindset and action are what’s required to break free of the ruts you struggle against.
Use the remaining weeks in November and all of December to create a detailed picture of where you want to be on December 31, 2021. Then, use The 2021 Seasonal Living Planner to define the actions required to get you there.
The 2021 Seasonal Living Planner is a more simplified packet than last year. If you need more support in your goal-setting efforts, please check out last year’s planner. It has a lot of worksheets to help with goal setting and tracking.
A word about mindset…
The way you think about yourself, the quality of your life, and the prospects for your future are predictive of your ability to achieve your goals. If you’ve built your grand plan for 2021 but aren’t convinced in your heart, mind, and soul that it is achievable, you’ve got problems.
This year knocked me for a loop as I saw my plans collapse, one-by-one. Honestly, I experienced a kind of dark knight of the soul that spiraled to some pretty debilitating places. By August, I had had enough of that kind of thinking! I began working on my mindset so I could adjust to the new reality I was living in.
If I said the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza saved my life, I would not be fibbing. He has taken all the woo out of the law of attraction and placed the notion firmly in the scientific framework of neuroplasticity. I practice his meditations every morning, and recommend them to you as well!
Check out this video to learn more.
Seasonal Action Plans
If you want a pantry stocked with fresh and local produce in December of 2021, you’ll need to plan your garden and purchasing strategy in January, begin preserving in March, and keep going through September.
If you want a four-season garden producing vegetables in November of 2021, you’ll need to begin planning that garden in January. The succession of vegetables planted and harvested need planning. You work backward from the harvest date, and plant in appropriate quantities. That’s planning and productivity in a nutshell!
The 2021 Seasonal Living Planner is designed to help you break down these huge goals into seasonal and monthly action items. The weekly and daily worksheets take it from there.
Using the 2021 Seasonal Living Planner to Create Monthly Action Plans
So, maybe you want to add foraged wild edibles to your meals in 2021. Use the planner’s monthly worksheets to mark down reminders of what’s in season when. This will help you include time for foraging in the midst of all your routine monthly activities.
Perhaps your goals for 2021 are more wellness-focused, and you want to take up a daily yoga and meditation practice. Use the monthly worksheets to mark down any workshops or retreats to help you skill up in these areas.
It’s important to layout these new areas of interest in advance. Otherwise, the pace and rhythm of your existing life will overwhelm your aspirations for new and better ways of creating your seasonal life.
Weekly and Daily Tasklists and Project Planners | Getting it done!
Universal productivity wisdom says that we should list our 3 must-dos for the week ahead and then do the same each day of the week. This keeps us on track navigating spontaneous opportunities while keeping our greater goals in mind.
When I first began this planning method, I printed out the weekly worksheet each Sunday evening to plan the week. Then, I printed out a daily worksheet each evening to plan the next day. Now, I have a notebook that I use for these planning sessions. It saves money I spend on ink, and I use less paper. #protip
Review | Evaluate | Re-set | Go!
At the end of each week, month, and season, I recommend a process detailed in Your Best Year Ever. It is called ‘the end of action review.’ It’s basically an exercise where you review what you planned to happen and compare it to how things actually went.
This exercise has taught me so much about the things I do that set me up for failure. In my case, it often involves taking on too much. A great deal of peace and tranquility has entered my life because of this exercise and I highly recommend it!
The 4 Questions in an After-Action Review
In December, pull out your 2020 Seasonal Living Planner, or whatever you used to create your plan for the year ahead. Look over your goals and aspirations. Break them down into the 5 pillars of the seasonal living framework and then answer the following questions for each one:
- What was planned?
- What actually happened?
- Why did it happen that way?
- What can I do differently in the future?
The pandemic and associated fallout undid most, if not all, of my plans for 2020. Using this after-action review, I identified ways my life was overly dependent on external resources. The silver lining of the past 10 months is that I’ve identified areas in my life to optimize self-sufficiency and emergency preparedness.
Be sure to use the after-action review on your successes as well as failures! It’s a great way to celebrate a win or major accomplishment. You’ll identify strengths and have them readily handy to achieve future goals.
An astrological overview for 2021
2021 looks to bring more action on the political front in many regions of the world as the people’s power rises in reaction to entrenched and outmoded forms of governance.
To get the full overview, download the planner!
Join the Seasonal Living Community!
We also gather over email once a week to focus on one specific garden, kitchen, or wellness topic in-depth, with lots of step-by-step how-to’s. The best way to jump into the email conversation is with the Seasonal Living Workbook. You can download it here and explore the seasonal living framework with an email course!
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