November 29, 2023

Now that it's almost December, it's time for people to sell you 2024 planning things (courses! books! planners! calendars!).

This is a friendly reminder that you can spend a ton of money and time on all of these, and it will not necessarily make you more organized or on top of things in 2024. Most of the time, the courses are someone telling you their personal, and often complicated, system that doesn't fit your needs and isn't realistic for you. The planners are mostly identical, with teeny tiny aesthetic variations.

And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. I know this because I have bought SO many 🙈

If you want to buy some/any/all of these, don't let me stop you. Sometimes you really do need to try a few things to find what will work for you.

But, if you're having second thoughts, please know that a) you don't have to optimize 2024, you can absolutely ramble through doing unexpected and beautiful things without any pre-ordained plan, and b) whatever system you are currently actually using is probably at least close to the one that will work for you moving forward.

Most of us don't need a revolution in our planning systems, just a few small tweaks.

Take care,


p.s. I haven't made a big deal about this for various reasons, but I am super excited about it: you can now purchase almost any class I have taught in my new training library. Today is the last day to use code GOODREADER50 to get 50% off single classes (except the hormone deep dives). You can also buy bundles at a deep discount 🎊

About Camille Freeman, DCN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for practicing herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a former professor with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I taught physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating for 17 years. 

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