We’re getting pretty close to welcoming the new year! I’m someone who has a daily, weekly and monthly to-do list and need a great planner to keep important dates, important tasks and details for my personal life organized. One of my new year’s resolutions is to get more organized regarding things like daily tasks and my grocery lists. Finding the perfect planner is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, although it’s a difficult task. Everyone has different qualities they are looking for in a new planner. Some people like digital calendars, so they don’t new year planners. And then there are some of us who love them and thrive off of the benefits of them. Let’s dive into how you can find the perfect planner for yourself!
If you like the ones that you can tear away weekly and just zero in on a few days at a time, this might be the option for you! Weekly planners can be helpful and keep you on track for weekly and daily goals easily. They also stay on the wall, so you can never misplace them! Although, the downside to these is that you can’t go back and look on important dates, phone numbers, a handwritten note, etc. because they either don’t have enough space or are tear-aways. Therefore, they get tossed weekly.
18 Month Planner
These are a fantastic idea! Time flies so quickly that being able to have weekly spreads and monthly views that last over a year can be so helpful. An 18-month planner is something people often buy well into the year, which is okay! We all have daily routines and busy lives and grabbing stylish planners may not be an immediate priority for everyone. These often have monthly check-ins and monthly reflections to keep you on track for your goals, as well as plenty of planning space.
Monthly views can be great for the big picture. It provides easy navigation from day to day and week to week. You can plan ahead and everything is right there in front of you! These include weekly pages following the monthly views, so you can go into detail for tasks each day of the week. Planner features are what drives a lot of purchases, if you need something simple, you can find it anywhere! But the features are selling points to help with time management and financial planning. Some people like undated pages so they can just use the days they’d like and not have to worry about wasting space.
Some of the best daily planners have a full page for daily routines and tasks. I personally enjoy having ample space to mark important appointments for the kids, my work and household necessities. It’s really nice to look at daily routines and try to stick to monthly goals, as well. Just because these are daily entries, it doesn’t mean that you need to stick to the same routine each day. You can make it all different, they just provide the most amount of space. Additionally, there are a lot of great mental wellness journals on the market that are planners. They can help keep track of your emotions and stressors.
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