The Rocketbook Panda Planner contains six sets of page types to plan and track your goals. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
The Annual Planning page gives you the space to plan long term events that are beyond the timeframe of your standard Monthly, Weekly, and Daily pages. When it's time to wipe your other pages clean, you can copy these events onto them accordingly.
These classic month-overview layouts allow you to plan your appointments and big events for the next 3-month period. Track your Daily Habit by checking off the "H" box on each day. You'll also find plenty of space for notes and room to track weekly tasks.
Note: For a Rocketbook first, these monthly templates span over two pages. Sounds like this could make scanning and uploading them a bit of an issue, right? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our new Page Stitching Technology. To lean more, check out our article on scanning your Rocketbook Panda Planner Monthly pages.
Research shows that goal setting leads to increased motivation and builds higher self-confidence and self-efficacy.
For that reason, the folks at Panda Planner painstakingly scoured through all of the best practices on goal setting and synthesized them into a simple process to help you clarify what's important and form a precise plan for accomplishing any goal.
Each page in the Goals section of your Rocketbook Panda Planner plays a role in helping you accomplish your goals. Keep reading to make sure you're getting the most out of each template.
Brain dump Anything & Everything you want to accomplish. Write down anything that comes to mind so you can clear up your mental bandwidth. We've included a few categories to help get you started, too. Once you're done getting all of your thoughts on (synthetic) paper, review everything and Prioritize the tasks you want to focus on first.
Choose your Goals along with the Metrics you'll use to measure success. Figure out the necessary Milestones you'll need to accomplish along the way to completing your goals and pick the Key Habits you'll focus on to help you succeed.
Build out an ideal Roadmap of the next 13 weeks and the path you'll follow on the way accomplishing your goals. Then conduct a pre-mortem to anticipate what Obstacles could arise and make contingency plans for handling them with the If/Then Routines.
The last portion of the Goals section of your Rocketbook Panda Planner is dedicated to your Motivation driving you to hit these goals. Write down why achieving these goals is Important to you and the Benefits you'll receive. Then, tie your goals into your Identity and connect it to your personal values (this is crucial).
Don't forget to decide how you'll Reward yourself when you accomplish your goals and Visualize your life after you succeed.
Finally, make sure you understand what's at Stake if you don't follow through, then make a Commitment to yourself to make this happen. The pages may be erasable, but consider this contract binding. Commit to do you best and having fun while you do it!
Once per week, you'll use the Weekly Review section to reflect on the previous week and plan the upcoming 7 days. Your Rocketbook Panda Planner includes two weekly review sections, so you'll be able to track your progress in the current week, while easily referring back to the goals you set last week. Then scan and upload those pages before you clear them to store a complete record of your weekly goals in your preferred cloud storage destination.
Start by checking in on your Progress on Goals. You can write "A", "B", or "C" below different numbers to track multiple goals at once.
Next, write down the Big Wins from last week and be sure to check off the Celebrate box, even if it's just taking a minute to compliment yourself and feel the appreciation for the progress you're making. Take a second to write down your top Lessons Learned last week or any micro Improvements you can make.
Moving on to planning this week, consciously decide what things you can do to Make This Week Great in various arenas of your life. You'll recognize these same categories from your initial goal setting pages. Plus, write down the top two Daily Habits you're working on tracking.
Use the Projects / Tasks / Notes section to map out anything you're planning for this week (think of this as clearing off your mental desktop) and then choose and set this week's top Goals.
Finally, use the Weekly Overview to plan the upcoming days. Some people use the three spaces for meal planning, family-tasks, or mapping out an ideal week of work. Experiment with a few ideas and see what works best for you. You can also track your Daily Habits here if you don't use the Monthly habit tracker (Executive size only).
Note: Due to size limitations, executive and letter sized page layouts differ slightly in the weekly pages. First pictured is the executive notebook, where each week spans 2 pages, followed by the letter size, where each week fits on a single page.
This is where you'll be spending most of your time. The Daily section is the core of the Panda Planner system; this is the 20% that gets you 80% of the results. In your Rocketbook Panda Planner, there are pages for 7 days of daily planning, so after you've completed your week of daily planning, enter your results in the Weekly Review section, scan your Daily pages, upload them to the cloud, then wipe them clean to start over again for the new week.
Each morning, fill out your Morning Routine. Write down three things you're Grateful For and ensure you're taking the time to really feel your appreciation. Find three more things you're Excited About; if you're struggling to find something here, try taking something you're a little nervous about and reframing it as something you're excited about. It's a sneaky trick that works, according to the research.
You can find countless suggestions for Affirmations with a quick Google search, but we recommend doing Strength-Based affirmations as described by the VIA Institute on Character Strengths; affirm your real strengths to yourself, or things that you consider important to your identity and try to appreciate.
Your Focus can be something you want to be a priority today, i.e. "my kids" or you can use it to track something important, i.e. "number of hours of focused, uninterrupted work".
Be sure to complete some type of daily Exercise and Meditation, even if it's just a walk around the neighborhood and 5 minutes of mindfulness (then check off the meditation box at the top of the page). The research-validated benefits from exercise and meditation are too overwhelming to ignore, so these need to be part of our daily routines.
The next thing to do is set your day's Priorities. These are your non-negotiable tasks that need to get done today. Try not to use this section for nice-to-have tasks, and instead limit it to your most important and urgent tasks.
Tip: You can treat each priority box as a one hour time block; so if one priority task will take two hours, write in two boxes and draw an outline around both of them.
The Schedule section is divided into half hour sections. Ideally, map out your day the night before - start by filling in your appointments and meetings, then block off the time you'll be spending on each of your Priorities.
The Tasks and Notes sections are for the miscellaneous items that need to be accomplished, and any ideas that come throughout the day. A good practice is to tackle all of your Tasks together in one scheduled multi-tasking session. The Notes area is a great place to write down the unexpected things that inevitably come up throughout the day that you don't want to forget.
Finally, you'll finish each day by completing your Evening Routine. Reflect back on your day and take some time to appreciate your accomplishments in Today's Wins. Then think of one tiny improvement you can make tomorrow that will make it even better than today and write that action step under How I'll Improve. This section is designed to help you shift your perspective on challenges to being opportunities for growth instead of lamenting them as problems.
Note: Due to size limitations, executive and letter sized page layouts differ slightly in the daily pages. First pictured is the executive notebook, where each day spans 2 pages, followed by the letter size, where each day fits on a single page.
Each Rocketbook Panda Planner will also contain 2 dot-grid pages, 2 lined pages, and 1 blank page for you to write additional notes, use some space for additional planning, or anything else you might need.
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