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5 Reasons to Invest in a Planner for 2023

5 Reasons to Invest in a Planner for 2023

I know what you're thinking: you don't need yet another planner once you downloaded ten different productivity apps or habit trackers on your phone. We get it, we're in the digital world now BUT we still have a generation of people (call us old school if you will) that loves to get shit done on our paper planners! 

I've tried digital planners, the apps and everything out there in the digital space but for me, there's nothing like a good paper planner. Also, studies say, that you're more likely to accomplish your goals if you actually write them down (not type on a screen) - our memories work its magic when we write our goals and plans on paper instead. Trust me! 

I rounded up 5 reason why you should have a new planner for the new year! 

1. Increased Productivity and Organization

One of the biggest benefits of using a planner is the increased productivity and organization it can bring to your daily life. By having a designated space to jot down your tasks, appointments, and commitments, you can ensure that you stay on top of your to-do list and don't miss any important deadlines. Plus, the act of physically writing something down can help you commit the information to memory and prioritize your responsibilities.

2. Improved Time Management Skills

In addition to helping you stay organized, using a planner can also improve your time management skills. By scheduling out your day and week, you can better plan how to allocate your time and make the most of every moment. This can be especially useful for those who struggle with procrastination or have a tendency to overbook themselves (aka, me! lol) 

3. Enhanced Goal Tracking and Achievement

Another advantage of using a planner is the ability to track your progress towards your goals. Whether it's a short-term goal like finishing a project at work or a long-term goal like saving for a down payment on a house, having a planner can help you break down your objectives into smaller, more manageable tasks and monitor your progress along the way.

4. Stress Reduction and Improved Mental Health

The benefits of using a planner go beyond just productivity and organization. By having a clear plan and structure in place, you can reduce stress and improve your mental health. When you know what needs to be done and when, you can feel more in control of your life and less overwhelmed by the demands on your time.

5. Customization and Personalization Options

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all planners. Today's planners come in a wide range of styles and formats, so you can choose one that best fits your needs and preferences. From traditional bound planners to spiral and discbound, you can find a planner that works for you. Plus, many planners offer the ability to customize and personalize your layout, so you can make it your own and we do it here for you, by the way! 

Have you seen our new 2023 planner? 


What I love the most about this planner is that it was designed by you, yes, our customers got to choose the layout, cover, and binding through polls we sent on emails and social media. You asked, and we listened!  First, this amazing planner, besides being gorgeous, is so functional! With the discbound binding, you can add and remove pages as you go, which means you can use this cover for years to come, you only change the inserts! 

Now, let's talk about the layout! Besides featuring all the amazing reflection pages throughout the planner, we changed a little bit for the weekly pages. Once again, you asked for this layout, and we love how it turned out! On one side of the spread, we have the weekly layout, and on the other side, we have a dot grid page to let your imagination run wild! You can use it to journal, draw, create cute layouts and decorations, take notes at work meetings, etc. 
Also, the pages are colorful in different pastel tones, which works great if you're big into decorating your planner. 

In conclusion, investing in a planner for 2023 is a smart choice for anyone looking to boost their productivity, improve their time management skills, track their goals, reduce stress, and customize their planning experience. So why wait? Start the new year off right by investing in a planner that works for you.

Find the best planner routine for you!

Find the best planner routine for you!

Hello Gorgeous,

Welcome back! As mentioned, this week’s topic is on planner routines.

I have to be honest with you, ever since the pandemic happened, my planning style and system has changed and continues to change. I went from being super busy, to only having a little bit of things to do. I went from using an A5 size planner, to pocket, and then now a personal wide! And that’s okay because our lives change, and our planners have to adjust to those changes as well. Because life happens, our planner routines can vary.

So, what is a planner routine? How do you get one?

To me, a planner routine is having a system set in place where you have specific tasks to do regarding your planner and its functionality.

Additionally, planner routines are great to have to help us stay on track on our planners and how we use them.

Your planner can be used however you like; whether it’s a daily planning routine, weekly planning routine, monthly planning routine, etc. and even a combination of all of them.

For example, maybe on Sundays you map out and plan out your week ahead. And because you like to plan on Sundays for the week ahead, this can be part of your weekly planner routine. Another example is, a day before a new month begins, you can take out the previous month’s inserts – and this can be part of your monthly planner routine.

As part of your daily routine, you can check your list of to-do’s and fill out your habit tracker.

Just like planning, while it’s tempting to copy someone else’s planner routine – it is ultimately up to you to figure out and decide what works for your planning style. For example, if someone’s monthly planner routine includes taking out old inserts (because they have a ring style agenda); but you have a coiled agenda – it won’t necessarily work for you.

This is why it’s important to note how you use your planners. For example, if you use your planner to track your fitness goals and other health information, you may need to update your health information daily (if you are taking medication for example).

Another example of a planner routine is checking your monthly calendar for any
meetings or birthdays, and then transferring those events into your weekly spread.

These planner routines serve as a gentle reminder as to how you will delegate your planning style in terms of the steps you will have to do in order to make your planner work for you.

Samantha from @ sammysplanner on IG, has a fantastic freebie for planner routines. (Click on her handle to head on over to her LinkTree account to download). She offers vertical and horizontal layouts, as well as some blank layouts so you can fill out the cards as you see fit.

Below is an example of the template she provides. You can choose to cut these into cards and put them inside the pockets of your planner or simply print the entire sheet out and use it as s reference as necessary.

Make sure to tag us and @sammysplanner if you use her template.

That's all for this week! Feel free to message or email me if you have any suggestions for blog posts or need help with anything. 


Daisy Martinez



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