By Creative Planning Team
The Turkey is finished, crackers pulled, celebrations had and presents opened..... so what's next!
If you're a planner then thoughts are now turning to the choice of planner(s) for the coming year.
Join the Creative Planning Team as they give us an insight into what they have chosen and why.
I’ve decided to use 4 planners in 2021 which will cover all my work and home needs.
After trialling a couple of planners for work in 2020, I’ve decided that the one that gives me the most usable space is the Erin Condren Daily Duo. It has lots of space for appointments and to-do lists each day plus 12 double page monthly spreads.
I’ve treated myself to an Archer and Olive bullet journal which I’m going to use for simple memory keeping. I like the flexibility of plain, undated bullet journals and the A&O ones are really beautiful with nice thick paper.
My EDC will be a Hobonichi Weeks as I used one throughout 2020 and it was perfect: a week to a view on the left and a page for notes on the right. I used the extra pages at the back for monthly spending records, random thoughts, blog post ideas, etc.
Finally, my 4th planner will be an A6 Hobonichi – the English version. I’ll use this as a personal journal. It’ll be a record of my thoughts and feelings, dieting ups and downs, book lists, ideas for arty projects, and any other things which don’t slot into the other planners.
The joy of all of the above is that I can use stickers in all of them and that makes me very happy indeed!
Here’s the thing… I haven’t got a definitive line up for 2021. During this year I have used what has suited me at different times and that is very much something I am taking into 2021. I will have a Passion Planner because I always have a Passion Planner. I will have a bullet journal which varies in what it's used for and how. And I am also starting the year with a new Flexi Planner from Tilly Journals. But I am not making any commitment to just these or even continuing to use these beyond January. It is a complete luxury but I have come to planner peace in the knowledge that I am totally OK with using whatever planner works for me at whatever time.
I've been a bit all over the place in my planners for the last few months. Change of home routines with no school runs after 22 years and the current world situation too have meant nothing has seemed like a really good fit.
I have a few things though that have always been on my desk and I will be starting the year with these plus an additional 1...or 2.....!!
My main planner is a franken-planned Erin Condren vertical and daily duo combo. I use the collections for decorating the weeklies and rainbow stickers for the dailies. It gives me a really good combination of overview and detail and has always worked really well.
I always have a notebook on the go; it goes everywhere with me and I decant things as necessary. This year it was a yellow (so I couldn't lose it!) Leuchteurm squared A5 notebook and for 2021 I'll move into a cerise pink one of the same design.
I use my Chic Sparrow TN's in varying sizes during the year when I want a change and I've also added in a STM bullet journal for daily health tracking and a 2017 EC hourly to re-date and use for time blocking and sticker fun!
Let's see how this goes!