A couple years ago, I began my foray into forging my days rather than just letting them happen. I have experimented with different planners and I love the Best Self Planner. It is simple, easy to use, contains some great quotes and has room for morning and evening gratitude. Every morning, as part of my routine, I take some time to plan my day (not just with “things to do” but with inspiration goals as well), check in on my plans for the week and the quarter and re-affirm my purpose. There is a spot on every daily page for writing out your mission/purpose. In the evening before bed, I open it back up, sit in my (squeaky) chair in our bedroom, and check back in to see how I did for the day. There is a section for “lessons learned” aka things I can improve upon and a section for 3 gratitudes from the day. It is great and I am truly thankful for this great tool.
Also, it came with a dry erase 13 week calendar we use at work for our morning meetings. We write weekly and daily # goals, but also what we are working on as team and individually and we check back in/grade ourselves the following morning, it is a great way to start the work day too!