It gives me immense peace of mind knowing that I have all of my tasks, activities, events, & ideas written down in an organized way.
I have carried my planners every day in my work/school bag for my entire life.
It works for me. It helps me reach my goals (big & small).
Because I use it daily, my planner adds immeasurable value to my life and I want it to be a source of joy.
So I’ve decided to share my three favorite things about my favorite planner thus far.
If you’re a planner person, I hope this helps you choose a planner that works best for you and your goals.
(This is not a paid post (although, it should be haha); All opinions are completely honest and my own experience.)
1. It’s Customizable
Does your planner add value to your life?
A planner needs to function for you (that’s the point of a planner: to make our lives easier and better!)
My favorite thing about my personal-planner
is the amount of customizable options available when designing it.
I added photos to the front and back cover that make me smile when I see them.
(they also offer a variety of pre-made covers you can choose from)
I chose the hourly layout so I can write in my commitments (even if they are commitments to myself, such as workouts or a wine & Netflix date).
(they also offer a variety of layouts for how you want to set up your week)
I chose to leave clean ‘module’ space so I can adapt and write in my own modules such as
- mini goals
- new ideas
- intention for the week
- groceries to buy
(They offer several pre-made modules and daily details such as weather, work, workout, to-do, dinners, etc.)
I chose a simple design scheme from the many design and color options available.
They also offer a variety of back pages such as
- year overview
- blank music sheets
- coloring book
- teacher pages
I chose to leave mine blank in order to write out my goals for the year to make sure I continue to make weekly and monthly progress toward them.
It also allows me to reevaluate at different times during the year to see if I need to adjust my goals or set new ones.
And oh my, how I love those silly little stickers!
They came out with stickers this past year and I was so excited to add them to my order.
I love to place them on random days throughout the year ahead of time.
They always offer surprise inspiration, encouragement, or even a giggle later on when I have forgotten about them.
2. It’s There For Me
I’ll be honest, this sucker is durable.
This is the second year I have used a personal-planner
and I carry it with me every day.
It’s not like I take particularly ‘good’ care of it either; I toss it into whatever bag I’m carrying and sometimes toss it in the floor.
The spiral binding has not come undone on either like many of the previous planners I have tried.
It has a plastic front and back cover which has been helpful for coffee spills.
(I spilled coffee on last year’s at least three times I can recall.)
But mostly, when I say ‘it’s there for me,’ I mean it holds me accountable to myself.
I know when I have written down things I want to accomplish and if I am making progress toward those things or not; I can’t lie to myself.
It’s like an annoying, yet loyal friend who says, “you know this is important to you; stop slacking off and just start.”
I know I accomplish more with it than I would without it.
As an adult, I have been tempted by the adorable, pricey planners that come with stickers and personalized options.
If you’re a planner person, you know what I’m talking about.
These things can be extremely expensive.
That is why I was excited to stumble upon personal-planner
while searching through these options.
To me, they are affordable. Not cheap, but reasonable for the value I’m getting.
Last year, I purchased the 4.1″ x 5.6″ mini for $29.95.
I loved the mini, but realized I need more space to write my crazy ideas.
This year, I upgraded to the 5.8″ x 8.1″ for $39.95, but used a discount code that came with my previous one (they’re nice like that).
In fact, when I decided to write a review for you guys I reached out to their generic contact email and asked for a discount code for my small readership and they said yes!
So if you decide one of these planners will add value to your life too, here is the discount information:
Use discount code F-ABME-2017 to receive 15% off your purchase until February 12, 2017!
I hope this review has helped you choose and/or utilize your planner in a way that adds the most value to your life and your goals.