New Planner for the New Year
Arguably the best part of a new year is a fresh new planner. The blank pages bring excitement of what they may be filled with. As we saw last year, you can do all the planning in the world and life can throw a wrench in that plan. This year may seem a little daunting after the past year we had, but start small with your new planner and set your intentions to make this the best year yet!
Here are a few planners to get you started this year:
Photo courtesy of Full Focus Planner
Who they’re good for: Professionals or anyone who wants to set intentions each day.
Why we love them: With the ability to track goals annually or quarterly or just by the day, you can start as big or as small as you want. After the past year planning quarterly may seem over whelming so you can start small with just daily goals.
How to use them: Each day you write your “Daily Big 3”, so you have 3 things that you make sure to get done by the end of the day. You can also track your appointments daily and other tasks you want to accomplish. With a glance you can have a whole snapshot of your entire day.
Who they’re good for: Anyone who wants to feel more purpose-driven in life.
Why we love them: No more juggling several different notebooks. This all-in-one solution gives you one place to set goals, track appointments, write journal entries and even sketch. In fact, the company calls it “one place for all your thoughts.” And, did we mention? Stickers!!
How to use them: Consider the passion planner a place to really reflect on your life then use that insight to dream. Once you’ve done this big picture work, you can leverage the planner to break it all down into manageable steps and live out your goals in daily life. If it all sounds a little overwhelming, tackle it 10 or 20 minutes at a time with the Time Timer MOD® - Home Edition to help keep you on track.
Photo courtesy of Bullet Journal
Who they’re good for: Anyone who struggles with focus, including people with learning disabilities.
Why we love them: These look like simple notebooks on the surface, but they’re built around a method for rapidly logging information as bulleted lists. (There’s a whole book outlining the methodology.) It’s all based on the founder’s own trial and error to figure out how to be focused and productive despite his own learning disabilities.
How to use them: You start by jotting down lists in simple categories—tasks, events, notes and more. Then use symbols next to those entries for highlighting everything from high priorities to inspiration. Many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) consider the Bullet Journal to be one of the best ADHD planners around.
Who they’re good for: Professionals and Educators.
Why we love them: This planner is perfect for focusing on specific projects. You can set tasks, goals, and timelines for project specific plans. Poketo includes many different planners for specific things in life such as a food planner and much more.
How to use them: Outline your project, develop tasks, and schedule meetings. Keep everything to do with projects, whether they are in the office or at home, organized.
Photo courtesy of Poketo
Photo courtesy of Bloom Daily Planners
Who they’re good for: Educators and Students.
Why we love them: Bloom Daily Planners have a version for both teachers and students. The teacher collection of planners offers undated planners that range from August to July. Teachers and Students can personalize their planner to match their style and needs.
How to use them: Set your Time Timer PLUS 60 Minute for 15 – 20 minutes to help organize your day or week and develop a checklist whether you are in the classroom or at home.
We hope this list helps you find a planner to help you plan your best year yet!
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