06 Dec Planner Round-Up
2017 is practically at an end, which means it’s time to start planning for 2018. If you’re the paper-planner type but you still haven’t chosen your planner for next year, you’re getting close to the wire. Let us help you choose the perfect planner to take you to the next level in 2018.
Used by several members of the Create Luck team, the Passion Planner is definitely our favorite. The spaces for mind-mapping and monthly reflection provide some welcome structure and guidance for creative types to make concrete plans for their dreams. We especially love how the separate to-do lists for “work” and “personal” encourages us to #createbalance! If you like creating a firm schedule for yourself, the weekly layout includes half-hour appointment slots from 6am to 10:30pm for each day, even weekends. But if you need some flexible space in your planner, you’ll find that too in the form of the “space of infinite possibility” on each weekly layout and a section of blank and gridded pages at the back of the book. Finally, the monthly spaces for “not to do” lists and weekly spaces to make note of “good things that happened” will help you focus on the positive and productive in 2018.
Erin Condren LifePlanner
The Erin Condren LifePlanner is without a doubt the most aesthetically thrilling planner on our list with a huge selection of customizable covers, choice between a technicolor or neutral color scheme, and beautifully designed pages with inspirational quotes. But this planner isn’t all about beauty. Three different options for the weekly layout lets you choose the most effective way of organizing your time: a vertical layout that divides each day into three sections, a horizontal layout that gives you a lined box for each day, and an hourly layout that gives you hourly appointment slots for each day. Flexible functionality doesn’t stop there; a variety of accessories from colored markers to stickers to snap-in tracking tools help you keep track of everything you need in a way that works for you. Finally, space to set your yearly goals, notes pages ahead of each month, and thick, durable paper help this beautiful planner work hard all year.
Inner Guide Yearly Planner
If you thought the Life Balance Wheel was a great tool, then you’ll love the Inner Guide planner. After some guided journaling and useful tips, you’ll be given space to set both inner and outer goals for your life overall before setting goals for the year. Inner Guide encourages you to set goals, not only for your career, but for your home, your relationships, your finances, and more. Like the Life Balance Wheel, this helps you create balance instead of pouring all of your energy into only one aspect of your life. At the monthly level, you’ll set priorities in the same areas. Finally in the weekly layout, in addition to hourly appointment space to plan your days, Inner Guide gives you space to rate your state of mind, journal, express gratitude, and practice mindfulness. By the time you get to the yearly reflection, you’ll be amazed at what you’ve achieved!