Sunday, 1 January 2017

Free Download: The Muslimah Life Planner 2017

I created the Muslimah’s Life Planner 2017 by taking the best of the techniques, tools and planners and journals I have used over the years to try and manage my life better. I am sharing in the hope that sisters find it beneficial in helping to set wonderful goals and feeling inspired to achieve them. I hope it gets sisters thinking about how 2017 could be an amazing year for them full of clarity of purpose, gratefulness and creativity insh’Allah.

If there is one thing I love to do it’s to get organised and plan ahead. Over time I have come to realise that there is great value in thinking through what you want in life and setting out practical steps to achieve what you want to achieve.

“There is no intelligence like planning.” ~ Hadith Ibn Majah (via Provisions for the Seekers - Zaadut Taalibeen)

This planner will help you to work through listening to your inner voice (Vision Board exercise pages), deciding what the most important things are for you in the greater scheme of things (Life Planning pages) and then focussing on the parts that you can realistically do over the coming year (Daily Pages for 2017). 



The Daily Pages will give you lots of space to dream, explore, plan and review how you will make these things happen. The act of setting them down on paper will mean that rather than vague ideas that come to the fore every now and again along with millions of others, they are laid out in black and white where they can be prioritised at the start of your day, included with your days work and reviewed at the end of your day.






I hope the journal also offers a safe space for introspection and for reviewing ourselves each day in order to learn and improve. I also hope it helps sisters to find something in every day to be grateful about and to help cultivate a deep sense of gratitude in their everyday lives.

“And when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour]” ~ Quran (14:7)

Please do download and print, you can keep the journal in a ring binder folder. I have tried to keep the formats simple so that they are print friendly. There are some parts where you may need more than one copy of a page because you have lots of goals to plan out or because your vision is so expansive alhamdulillah. Simply print the extra pages and slot in where you want. This format is also conducive to adding in drawings, cuttings, art work, collages and articles you might want to save to inspire you.

I published the last version of this Planner in 2014. During the week that I was finishing it off for publication, I found out that I was pregnant with baby number 5. It was an enormous reminder that everything that happens does so as Allah (SWT) commands and as he decides. Only He can know what will happen next. At the same time, good intentions count for so much in Islam and planning ahead to maximise our good deeds is the first step in making those intentions.  After finding myself overwhelmed with everything I had to do with five children, a busy household and work, in the end it was using a daily planner that helped me to start managing my time better and understanding where my time stealers were.

If you find it useful, please make dua for me and my family. If you find the Journal useful or have suggestions for improvement I would love to hear from you at umm_salihah@yahoo.co.uk or in the comments and perhaps I could incorporate some of them into an updated version for next year.

9 comments:

  1. Wow. Mashaallah
    Cant wait to use this
    Jazakallahukhair

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    1. Alhamdulillah, jazakh-Allah for stopping by, hope the planner is useful.

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  2. Waiting for the planner ukhti.. Barakallah fiik.. Salaam from Indonesia..

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  3. Walaikam-assalam Dear Sister, please click the link or image in the post above for the planner. Jazakh'Allah for stopping by

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  4. Honestly sis is there anyone more caring and beneficial to her sisters than you.
    I had a mental stress crash and I came here as I have done over the past several years to find happiness, Sakina and guidance.
    My heart was just full of heaviness as I've been looking for this type of planner at dozens of non Muslim mum blogs I follow and everyone charges money. Up to hundreds of dollars. And here I found your planner - for free - for the sake of Allah - with spirit of ikhlaas - with kindness and a genuine intention to help.
    Overwhelmed with gratitude

    Sisters this type of thing costs so much money - please make dua for Umm Salihah and praise Allah swt in abundance for the beauty in our Ummah

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  6. I forgot to write Asalamu alaikum <3

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  7. Jazakallah ukhti ♡

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    1. My pleasure sis, I hope it is beneficial

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