This is a fun post for me to write. I am so Type A it’s not even funny when it comes to planning. I’ve been using a planner ever since I can remember, but last year was really when I got into the planning community with watching planning YouTubers and buying stickers to deck out my planner. The goals remains the same: to find a system that is functional for what I need.
This list is going to seem very daunting, but if I had one planner to do everything, it would probably be 1000 pages! So I divide it out into different planners and planning systems. I’m excited to share with you what I will be using going into this year! It may or may not stick, but here’s to hoping!
Erin Condren LifePlanner Hourly – Weekly Planning
I like this planner because I can see my week at a glance and all the appointments, meetings, and events I have going on for that week. I also keep due dates for assignments and bills in here. Not a lot of my work stuff goes in here, unless it’s something that I need to remember like a happy hour, training, or visiting colleagues.
Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner – Content Planning
Coming from a content background, I like having an editorial calendar for my content that I’m making for this blog, my upcoming podcast, and potential YouTube video. I got this idea from Julie of Julie’s Plans, and I must say, it works out really well to plan out my content. It has a monthly view followed by a few notes pages to do some brainstorming or note taking. Plus, you can add more notes pages in the back!
Leuchtturm 1917 Dot Grid Notebook – Everyday Task List
I love the bullet journal way of organizing tasks, so I decided to do that for my everyday task list. Honestly, a simple piece of paper where I can make a to do list helps me be the most productive I can throughout the day. I’ve tried other daily planners and none of them work as well as just a pen and paper.
PowerSheets – Goal Setting
I’ve mentioned the PowerSheets in previous blog posts, but they are going to be my go-to this year for goal setting. It’s my first year trying them so I will keep you posted if they work for me or not.
Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly – Memory Keeping
If you can’t tell, I am a huge fan of the EC Deluxe Monthly Planner! I picked one up back in October when I turned 25 and decided to use it for memory keeping. In each of the days in the calendar view, I would write a highlight from the day. On the dashboard page, I modified it to include some highlights, favorites from the month, and a collection of photos or other mementoes. As for the notes pages for each month, I do a little journaling and can use them for larger trips that I might have a lot of photos or souvenirs from.
Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly – Travel Planning
This planner was kind of a purchase mistake. I thought I wanted to abandon my LifePlanner in favor of a Deluxe Monthly to see if it would work better for me. I tried it out and really didn’t like it. So, I figured with the abundance of anticipated travel I have in 2020, I would use it as a travel planner to plan itineraries, budget, packing lists, and more.
Google Calendar/iCal – Digital Scheduling
I am a huge fan of both Google Calendar and iCal for scheduling events. My phone is always with me so it’s easy for to write plans down immediately and then transfer them to my LifePlanner when the week comes. I have then all synced to show all appointments across all email accounts, which is really convinient.
I know this is a lot of planners, but they help keep me the most organized I can be with all the different things going on in my life. What does your stack look like for 2020?