The first step that you should take in planning out my year is to get a full-year wall calendar.
Secondly put in the corner stones for example – vacations, weekend trips, business travel and conferences.
Third, write in the projects you are doing or plan to do in the upcoming year that include deadlines, marketing campaigns, and personal goals.
Fourth, add in time for education. Focus on a specific topic or theme each month which could mean reading a book, going through a course or watching some tutorial videos.
Using a full year calendar makes things clear.
One can easily see how the goals and deadlines fit around vacations, marketing campaigns and business travel.