renew | january 2024
The Evergreen Planner
You do have enough time.
When you hear Christ’s call to “seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness,” the Evergreen Planning Method will be there to help you figure out what that tangibly looks like, both in terms of your long-range vision and an average Tuesday morning.
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More than ever, the world needs Kingdom-oriented women who have their priorities straight.
The Evergreen Planning Method isn't just a planner; it's a holistic approach to renewing your life and stewarding your time.
Philip has commented on how different I've been since I've been using this planner, just how free I've been to dump my brain out, but not feel shame when I don't get every single thing done... I love it. Philip loves it for me. It's worth the money, for sure.
“Things I have tried so hard to do, and have had the best intentions about—I am finally doing them! I’m almost in happy tears because of the progress I’ve made. My life has been changed by ROOTED Goals.”
I've kept a planner religiously for 10 years. I did bullet journaling for two years solid but then kids came and I just couldn't do all the layouts anymore. I am LOVING the Evergreen because it meets you where you are. You can utilize it as much or as little as needed day by day.
I just love my planner! Thank you for the beautiful and capable planner you have created! I am a homeschooling mom of seven and this planner has been a delight to use and truly serves as an effective tool in aiding order and peace in my life.
As a busy mom who keeps all the receipts and budgets, plans meals, and does school planning, I had been looking for a planner that I could fully customize. This is perfect and so pretty I don’t mind having it out on my counter!
[The Make Space to Thrive podcast] is such a breath of fresh air in a stressed out, productivity obsessed world! And it's just like talking to three good friends.
ROOTED Goals has completely changed my life. I have more clarity on my goals and permission to think creatively through how to pivot with grace as God redirects my plans. As a woman in ministry, a wife, mom, church member, entrepreneur—all these things—this system has just been a complete game-changer. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever come across.”
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The concept of leveraging your limits to tailor your goals to your lifestyle is especially helpful if you’re in this boat (listen to podcast episode 21 from our Rooted podcast season for more information about this).
Recently, I (McCauley) have been doing the hard work of shifting my rhythms. Seasons are changing, and I've felt scattered because of how much time I was allowing for overlap between focused time with my kids and time that needed to be set aside for business tasks.
I know that the best way for me to get business work done later in the day is to make sure I connect with my kids in the morning. Whether it's working together through school, doing a craft, or going outside, I know I have to tend to my children first to help them feel grounded. This also helps them know what they need to do for the rest of the day.
So when I started tweaking my week rhythms, I knew it was important to not allow overlap between my focused time with my kids, and business work.
I am in a crazy busy season in life, when I ordered the system I knew the weekly was an instant game-changer but I didn’t know if there was enough calendar space in this Annual for all the things I needed - armed with a thin .38 sized ink pen I surprised myself and got it ALL in!! I cannot imagine my life without this system and this book is a very important component - it keeps all my scheduled things organized in the grid and I use the notes pages (GENIUS!) to make month activity specific lists. I have been printing out a small photo of the kids each month to washi tape in for memories. I suffer from anxiety and resulting migraines so before I found Evergreen I was constantly struggling to juggle everything single-handedly and never getting it done because I didn’t have the Evergreen skills to pivot, to layout your top 3, to schedule in blocks… I love this system because it absolutely works no matter what season you are in and the intuitive layout is just BRILLIANT! These women deserve recognition for the truly profound positive impact they have on anyone who gets it in their hands - this has seriously changed my overall health and wellbeing, thereby improving the functionality and happiness of my whole family. The whole system works together seamlessly, perfectly, and this Annual is the first piece.
I added this on my order because it’s OUR planner and it’s subtle coloring and beautiful design are my aesthetic so I “had” to get it. After having it for awhile now I realize that in addition to being a super pretty accent it’s also really handy for artfully taping items in my planner - so much better than boring scotch tape! Being honest though, most importantly, whenever I see the tape it just makes me smile c:
I absolutely love my cover - it was a bit indulgent but the system was such a success for me that I splurged and got the cover to properly house the booklets and it was the BEST DECISION EVER! I cannot stress the lush tactile feel of real, sumptuously soft leather and how I enjoy seeing my planner throughout the day so nicely organized as a whole. I keep the annual calendar card and my kids sports schedules tucked in the back pocket, the front is more short term notes, perforated lists from weekly booklet, and in mini pocket I have a postit list pad. It truly does perfectly encapsulate the booklet system and does so beautifully. I’ve had my cover 3 months and it’s slightly softened to surround the books in a dreamy way like my husband’s leather wallet or my favorite leather loafers. The leather is so thick and substantially sewn that I am quite sure this cover will live forever. Get one, you deserve the treat of using it every single day. C:
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I didn't realize my payment info needed updating and when it was time for my Classic subscription to ship...well, it didn't. I realized I hadn't gotten my order two days before my Classics ran out. Fortunately, my daughter had a Lite planner booklet and gave it to me to try. I just spent some time setting it up and I love it. This planner is the right amount of space for me to sort out my life. For me, the Classic has too much room and I feel compelled to fill all of it up, even when I don't really have anything to schedule. I'm looking forward to the next few weeks -- seeing how the Lite works in real life.
I purchased this because I have a hybrid work schedule and needed flexibility to plan household chores and projects. The Lite version provides weekly flexibility for these tasks and more. I combine this with the monthly planner. The monthly is used for my budget by paycheck. Great combination! I hope the Lite planner will be included in future Evergreen planner subscriptions.
Most planners set you up for idealistic perfectionism. Either an inflexible standard that you *do* stick to but that doesn't allow for quick pivots as God brings changes and providential circumstances into your life, OR an idealistic idea of how your life should look that you try and fail at, resulting in despairing that you can ever be "disciplined". The evergreen planner disrupts that in the best of ways! Bringing a goal setting system (ROOTED Goals) and a gorgeous planner that's adaptable for real life together into one cohesive system. This planner is the only one that has made actual sense to my ADHD brain! It beautifully allows for the times I feel the Holy Spirit's nudge to pivot or pause so I can have a needed conversation or when things outside of my control happen and change my plans. Instead of feeling like I need to toss my plan out of the window, I can gracefully pivot and not lose focus. This planner has, hands down, changed my life more than any other productivity tool or book.
I’m in love with this system! I tried out the free printable and joined the first free month online Collective and learned so much about how to really organize ALL THE THINGS and make my days work EFFICIENTLY! I think the best thing about this is that at the end of the day I feel like I was in control - even when things went off track - I knew my top priorities and felt like I triumphed regardless. I can’t tell you how good winning feels, try the system and you’ll understand. I have time to actually enjoy a cup of coffee without feeling guilty because touching down midday in my planned is scheduled 💕 This system takes every ball you juggle and gives it it’s own space so you can really focus on the overall and the individual balls together so nothing gets dropped. Phenomenal. Mind blowing. Required system for anyone serious about effectively managing their time.
The Classic Day Planner really helps me to be more thoughtful in how I approach my daily planning. I bought this because I was looking for something fresh with room for my personal creativity. I love the intentional spaces to plan for my own self-care. My life is extremely full and sometimes these things fall by the wayside. This planner system is helping to bring order to life, while leaving the "white space" to be flexible for the detours of my day. Thank you!
When I started Taming Your To Do List, I was worried that so many of the things floating around in my head (necessary things, different anxieties, ideal projects, etc) wouldn't translate to a good to-do list and just be a text-block of overwhelm- but in working through this guide, the Evergreen Team takes the mess of a mental load and breaks it down into approachable categories, and then breaks these down further into thematic and temporal lists- then all is given an appropriate and useful place within the Evergreen planner system. At the end of it, my entire 'braindump' page was migrated to and organized place and time!
I bought it because I always need to see the big picture (the year and month) along with the smaller one (day and week). I use it to refresh my memory about goals, especially if the season called for a shift from one kind of activity or focus, to a different rhythm. It helps me to not be on autopilot about my life. I've also used it to keep mementos and document what I did, or what was moving or funny. I love paging back and looking through what I wrote (or kept). It's a sweet way to keep a calendar:)
The Rooted Goals Workbook takes the reader through concrete, written processes to discern and develop real and appropriate goals for your reality. This is an authentically Christian approach to goal setting, abiding in the truth that we are in the world but not of the world- we have time, talent, and treasure given to us by God that we are responsible for! To utilize not for ourselves but for the greater glory of God. This book is so encouraging in that respect; I speak as a SAHM who sometimes really struggles to remember and live this in the day-to-day. But using the Evergreen Planner everyday is helping me. St. Theresa of Avila said that “God goes with you amidst the pots and pans,” encouraging that it isn’t just lofty goals and epic tasks that bring us closer to Him- it’s the daily habits that shape our lives and spiritual dispositions. Having listened to the Make Space to Thrive podcast episodes, and read through the Rooted Goals Workbook, I am encouraged, and have solid direction, and specific tasks to help me live in a ROOTED way.
This was a super helpful, concise, walk-through of the Evergreen system. How to leverage the design of the planner, including the Dutchdoor (my favourite feature!).
Breathing room is what comes to mind when I think about the Rooted Goals Workbook. It is a gentle and thorough process to walk you through the myriad of plans and to-dos usually running around in one's head looking for order and timing! I especially appreciate the way this tool helps you root what you need, want, and hope to do in who you are. Taking into account your season and what is important for you. Herein lies the gentle and helpful wisdom of this small wisdom-packed workbook. This gentle wisdom is present in all the tools this lovely brand makes.
The goal-setting pages are the parts I would normally avoid in my other planners. Why make a bunch of unattainable New Year’s resolutions anyway? I felt like I would just be confronted with my failures all the time.
The Rooted Goals workbook and the ROOTED approach to goal setting is changing that for me. I’m using the digital copy of the workbook and although I haven’t finished it yet I have listened to all the podcast episodes and am so excited to use this tool! The encouragement to pursue God’s calling and purpose for my life (keeping in mind where He has placed me already) is so freeing and inspiring. Focusing on “next right step” goals instead of “wishful thinking” or super lofty goals has encouraged me that goal-setting CAN be useful and practical.
Thank you, Team Evergreen, this is just what I needed!