Happy Friday, friends! So this year I’ve finally started to let go of my incredibly high-tech daily to-do list regiment, where I take a random piece of paper from whatever notebook I’m working in and write down an impossible list of tasks and then feel bad at the end of the day when I am only halfway through. Yeah, probably should’ve evaluated that system long ago, but here we are. I’ve always had planners that were either really great for long term goal planning, or basically acted as notebooks for those very to-do lists, but nothing that really seemed to inspire me to combine them both. Maybe I’m behind, but it finally occurred to me that I should find a planner that’s specific to goal setting AND has room for all of those crazy daily thoughts.
Full disclosure, I haven’t decided on which one to go with yet. Jenn is obsessed with her ban.do planner, but I’m still deciding! I’m currently using an open-dated Hadron Epoch planner from a collab long ago, but I know I’ll need something more detailed soon. I really love the weekly view though, because when I don’t finish everything on my list I can always go back to it when I have time later on. With my old to-do list system (I know, not a system), I would just throw it away and start over, all overwhelmed!
1. The ban.do Floral Bellini Planner has artwork, sticker pages (yay!) and color-coded tabs. No wonder she loves it!
2. Moorea Seal Project Planner is specifically for checking off project-based goals.
3. I love these simple planners from Hadron Epoch, like their Striped Oatmeal Planner. They have plenty of room to jot notes and a pocket in the back and were my go-to a few years ago.
4. The Mila 12-Month Planner includes monthly and weekly views with monthly goals, birthdays, anniversaries, to-dos, and notes.
5. Ashley Mary Celestial 2019 Planner has sections for you to write plans for work, growth, and happiness.
6. I included the Self Care Index because this year I’m actually planning out my self care (too easy to forget)!
7. Kelsey Peacock Planner is a daily planner that also has space for meal planning, health checks, budgeting, travel and more. Perfect for us obsessive planners!
8. Another option is the ban.do Wellness Planner, which is another self care type of journal and planner. So encouraging!
9. The Sugar Paper Spiral Agenda is good for business/freelance planning.
What types of planners are your favorite? When you’re shopping for them, do you look for goal setting specifically?