Wow, and yet another year has almost passed. I don’t know about you but I’m not quite sure where this year has gone!
I thought I’d take this opportunity to take a look back at 2016 and showcase the top-ten most popular articles on the blog which has become a yearly tradition – check out:
So, in reverse order (because I like to build suspense!) here are the articles you guys read the most in 2016!
- 7 Habits: Habit 2 – Start with the end in mind
The first of my 7 Habits by Stephen Covey write up. This article looks at the importance of knowing what you want in order to achieve it.
- Harry Potter Happy Planner Cover / A5 Dashboard
Bring a bit of mischief to your planner with this cover/dashboard.
- My “Killer” GTD setup
Still popular after almost 10 years, this post on my “Getting Things Done” system using a moleskine is still popular. Keep your eye on the blog over the next few months as I’ll be updating you on my current system 10 years on!
- Review: iBody Activity and Sleep Tracker
If you’re looking for a cheap fitness tracker you can’t go far wrong with the iBody. There are newer versions available now but this review will give you an idea of what you’re buying. If you’re looking for something with a bit more functionality (or have a bigger budget) then you can check out Three Fitness Trackers With Smart Watch Notifications and 3 Waterproof Fitness Trackers That Offer Smart Notifications both written by guest author Jason Oh. And I’ll be doing my own review of a couple of fitness trackers I own in the New Year so check back soon.
- Free Download: Planner Sticker Set 001 Household Chores, Games & Finances
As much as we hate chores we need to do them so you can use these stickers to help keep yourself organised.
- FlipPomodoro: Free Pomodoro Printable Planner
The Pomodoro technique proved to be a popular topic on a lot of planner related groups I belong to. This planner helps you keep track of your time and tasks
- 7 Habits: Habit 7 – Sharpen The Saw : Principles of balanced Self-Renewal
Practice makes perfect! This one of Covey’s 7 Habits teaches us to keep practicing and learning new skills – one of the reasons you read this blog I’m sure!
- 7 Habits: Habit 4 – Think Win/Win
In order to get what we want we need to understand the other person’s point of view. This is still as important as ever to you guys it would seem – and rightly so.
- Free Download: April, May, June Happy Planner Dividers & Inserts
Whilst these are billed as April, May and June inserts, they can be used for any month.
- 7 Habits – Habit 5: Seek first to understand then to be understood
Still top of the list for the third year that I’ve been putting these round-ups together This article looks the importance of listening before reacting so you can full understand the other person’s viewpoint.
So, to of the list for the third year in a row is my 2008 article about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people! If you’re interested in Stephen Covey’s then please check out my 2015 7 Habits Redux where I take a fresh look at the book.
An honourable mention should also go to my article: Weekly Round-Up #100: 100+ Productivity Blogs You Need To Read In 2017 which is storming up the list at position 14 after only 20 days of being live – wow!
People also seem to be using the FlipPlan – Printable Planner more which is now at position 11 so if you’re looking for a simple pocket-sized printable calendar that you can link with your Google calendar and pull in all your appointments and important events then please give the FlipPlan – Printable Planner a look.
Happy New Year
I hope you have had a great 2016 and here’s hoping that 2017 is a happy and productive one for you.
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