Your Planner Guide

My Year Ahead

A wide angle lens of your new year. These intentions and goals are meant to be a little bit more broad than your regular 'to do' list style of planning. What's the big picture this year? Take a moment to calibrate where you've been, where you are, and where you'd like to go.

My intention for the year: what is the feeling, goal, or dream you have for this year? Is there a word or phrase you want to use as the driving force of your experience this year?

What I would like to transform about myself: what are the fears and self-limitations that are holding you back from thriving? What do you know you need to change in order to move forward?

My Goals

These sections are meant to help further address areas of your life that might need some more clarity and focus. I wanted this section to help get clear about the things in our life that take most priority (I'd love to start, I'd love to complete), as well as bring awareness to the parts of our lives that we tend to neglect (I'd love to try, I'd love to forgive). It's easy to get wrapped up in the forward momentum and we often overlook or even suppress the little voices that come up when we want to try something new, or when there's something (or someone) in our lives that we need to forgive. Where is our energy being tied up and how can we help move it along?

Self Discovery

A page dedicated to going inward and using divination tools. There are many ways in which one may seek personal and spiritual guidance and I wanted to create a space for documenting some of that journey. You can use this page for when you do vision work, meditation with the intention of seeking guidance, tarot or oracle card readings, ritual work, prayer, etc. You can fill this page out in one session or you can spread it out and write down your observations and intuitive hits as they come to you over time. There are no rules to finding your truth.

Divination Method

The path you chose to seek guidance. Did you use tarot cards, meditation, or some other personal method?

What I Am Seeking

What are you seeking guidance on? My advice is to be as specific as you can with your words, and avoid yes or no questions. Possible phrasing: What lessons am I meant to learn from my situation? How can I be more fully aligned with my life's purpose? Think of your phrasing and the tools you use as door openers to your subconscious.

What Was Revealed

By writing down or sketching your visions and realizations you start to unlock meaning. What imagery, colors, sounds, smells came to mind? Did something come up that is baffling you? No judgements. Just take notes.

Key Takeaways

What was the most important piece of information that was revealed? Is there something clear and direct that you can take away from this exercise? Don't forget to take a moment to observe how your body feels as well. We receive wisdom in all sorts of ways.

My Month Ahead

A wide angle lens of your new year. These intentions and goals are meant to be a little bit more broad than your regular 'to do' list style of planning. What's the big picture this year? Take a moment to calibrate where you've been, where you are, and where you'd like to go.

My intention for the year: what is the feeling, goal, or dream you have for this year? Is there a word or phrase you want to use as the driving force of your experience this year?

What I would like to transform about myself: what are the fears and self-limitations that are holding you back from thriving? What do you know you need to change in order to move forward?

My Week Ahead

Intention of the week: What is the feeling, goal, or dream you have for this week? What word or phrase do you want to encapsulate your experience?

Let go of: Resentments, guilt, obsessions, neediness. What are you holding onto that is prohibiting you from moving forward? What can you let go of that will help strengthen your intention for this week?

Focus on: What are the pertinent tasks for the week? Write them all down here and then delegate them to the appropriate days on the adjacent week view page (not pictured)

Connect: Folks that you need to call, email, text, or check in with. Perhaps you're on that list as well?

Resource flow: Anything to do with money or the exchange of resources. When we think of money as a flowing force that waxes and wanes, rather than something that is limited and scarce, we can allow for more flexibility within our lives. My hope is that by using a word like 'flow' we can help neutralize a pattern of scarcity mentality and allow the trust that more resources will come to us.

Projects

The purpose of the Project sheets is to help offer some structure to those bigger projects of the year. Perhaps you’re starting a new business, or you simply want a place to track your personal health goals. Sometimes when we have larger project goals that have multiple phases we can get overwhelmed. This is a zone where you can break that big ol’ project idea down into parts that are attainable and focus more on each part.

Milestones: Are the major phases or parts of your project that must be completed in order to finish the full project. The circles are check mark boxes where you can mark each milestone off as you go.

I’ve included one line for the title of your milestone and then a bulleted list where you can break up that milestone into smaller tasks. There is a space to write in the date of when each milestone needs to be completed so that you can stay on track. Creating time restraints can do wonders for the wild creative mind! Deadlines (even if somewhat flexible) are your friend.

My Year Review

This is meant to be a broad picture perspective on what the past year has brought you. We suggest focusing on major moments, changes, lessons, and general feelings. Sometimes it helps to write out a longer entry or “brain dump” in a journal or notebook first to allow for the real nuggets of clarity to come through. This is particularly helpful when preparing your thoughts on how you’d like to move forward next year.

Planner Love

I've been using these planners for the last three years - I love how sturdy they are! The weekly layout is a nice balance of space for to-do lists and daily entries. There is also ample room for monthly planning and visioning. Every year I look forward to starting a new planner!

Christine

I am thrilled to find both structure and pockets of creative and mindful prompts throughout this planner to help me live in alignment with my goals as an artist, business owner and individual. -

Hannah

The Rainbow Vision planner is the perfect planner. Not only does it keep me organized between work and play, but it helps me stay grounded and connected through all aspects of my life because of the prompts. Bonus? It's gorgeous too. 

Bex

I bought my first Rainbow Vision planner last year and I am going in for my second one. It it a solid planner with lots of options for reflection intention setting and beautiful, lively art work. There is enough space for writing a hefty day of to-dos and options for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly overview. Thanks Rainbow Vision!

Roo

I love this planner! I prefer to handwrite, and this is the perfect instrument to do so. I have also have the ability to monitor and measure how I'm doing well-being wise with all the quotes, journal spaces, and invitations tucked away inside. It's also great for prioritizing to-dos!

Jen

FAQs

Our limited edition dated planners are released twice a year. We have two versions of our 13 month dated planner:

Mid-year planners (July - August of following year) 

Pre-order release date: May

Standard calendar year planner (December - January of following year)

Pre-order release date: August

We also offer open dated planners where you can write in your own dates as you go. Open dated planners are offered year round.

Rainbow Vision designs all products at our home warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. We work with a variety of printing and book binding manufacturers in the United States for the production of all of our books. For the sanctity of proprietary information we do not disclose sensitive vendor information.

Our open dated planners are undated (blank) so that you can fill in dates as you go. Our limited run of dated planners come with dates and holidays already plotted throughout the book. 

Our 12 month open dated planners are also different in that all of the month views are in their own section at the front of the book, followed by a section for the weekly views. This is so the book can be as flexible as possible. 

Open dated planners are great for those who don't use their planner consistently, and don't want to feel like they've wasted planner space when they take a long break. 

We currently only offer the open dated 6 month planners as a non-wired option. We love using wire-o binding because it allows for our larger planners to lay completely flat (hi, lefties!) and it’s generally the most cost effective way of doing so. 

Our planners are very resilient and are meant to last the entire year. In order to make sure your wire bound planner stays in tip top shape we suggest the following:


- While traveling with your planner be mindful when pulling your planner in and out of your bag so that the wire coil doesn’t get snagged and bent.

- Avoid folding the covers back. Since wire coil binding has a small gap where the wires meet we suggest laying the book flat and not folding the covers back. This will avoid the cover and pages accidentally slipping out of the wire coil.

Here at Rainbow Vision we are always working on our environmental impact. While being "green" is not a perfect science we are very conscious of where our products are produced and how much we are leaving behind after our items are used and discarded. Here are some ways in which we are trying to do better:

We are partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every order we receive.

Rainbow Vision planners, journals, notebooks, cards, envelopes, and their backing cards are all totally recyclable (yep, even the front and back covers of the planners and journals!), or compostable. Simply remove the wire coil (made from steel) from your journal or planner and recycle with your paper trash or cut up to add to your household compost heap.

The printer we work with for our journals and planners often uses leftover paper from the mills that would otherwise have gone to a landfill.

Our shipping boxes are all made from 100% recycled cardboard produced by Pratt Plus who has excellent sustainability practices and who have been dedicated to minimal environmental impact for over 30 years.

We only ship our orders twice a week in order to help minimize our carbon footprint.

The cellophane sleeves our greeting cards are packaged in are made of a plant-based material and are 100% compostable. 

We are always exploring new options to make Rainbow Vision products and processes as sustainable as possible. Any suggestions and ideas on how we can improve in that regard are always welcome! 

Because we do not print our books in house we cannot take custom orders for individual planners, notebooks, or journals.

If you are looking to do a collaboration on a large order of notebooks, journals or the like (500 units +) please reach out to us at hello@therainbowvision.com with the details of your project idea and we will be in touch if it sounds like a good fit!