I hope you all have been having a wonderful week so far. It’s been sunny and somewhat windy over here in California – definitely makes me miss the beach and having picnics with yummy snacks.
While decluttering my desk area, I was looking at my old stack of planners, and it made me reflect on my purpose for using them. It reminded me of when I first started my planner journey; not to mention how much money I spent on sticker books and tons of sticky notes! lol
While there are many who have been in the planner community for some time, I know that there are some new faces too. And this blog post is dedicated to you!
When I started my planner journey, I was not sure where to begin. I knew I wanted a planner, but I didn’t know what I needed. There were so many cute stationery items to choose from too.
So, to begin our planning journey, I have compiled a couple of questions to get us started.
Tip #1) Figure out what it is that you would like to get out of your planner?
One of the purposes of having a planner is to live an organized life. Your planner should help you do just that. If you already own a planner, spend a few minutes looking through it and see which sections you have – monthly, weekly, extra note pages? (More in Tip #2)
(P.S. if you currently don’t own a planner, head on over to our website and check out our planner).
Also, think about what your daily life looks like. Where do you spend your time?
What tasks are you doing?
Maybe Sundays are your only days off, and you have to clean the house, go grocery shopping, or meal prep.
Once you figure these things out, it’s time to look at step #2.
Tip #2) How will you use this helpful tool in your everyday life?
In looking at the different sections noted above, these pages can come in handy when you have to jot down birthdays, upcoming appointments, interview times and dates, exams, dates, etc.
The extra notes pages can be a place for you to write how you’re currently feeling, Netflix recommendations, interesting quotes, etc. Maybe you saw some cute stickers from our website that you have been wanting to get and decided to write down the info on your wish list.
By keeping track of lists and to-do’s – it will help you become better organized and have a better overall sense of what you need to do, and when.
Tip #3) Based on your needs, what planner size best suits you?
It is also important to keep in mind what planner size you may need. There are many different sizes, (but we will touch on the main three) such as:
- pocket (small)
- personal (medium)
- A5 (large)
For example, if you don’t have much to do, a small planner in pocket size (3.9” x 5.5”) may be the size you are looking for. As a bonus, this planer size is perfect for on-the-go because it can fit
in almost every purse or bag.
Another popular size is the personal size agenda, (5.5” x &.1”) – this is also a great planner to carry on-the-go. It has a bit more room but is somewhat narrow in size.
Last but not least, the A5 agenda, (7.1” x 8.7”) is currently the biggest size. It is great for those
who are busy and need a lot more room to write. This can be used as an at-home agenda, due to its size.
I hope this helps you in your planner journey!