My Year In Planners: What I Recommend And Why
I’ve been through quite a few planners this year. Partly because I started the year already using an undated one. But also because there are so many variations out there and I needed to find the right one for me. I’m hoping I have now and look forward to planning and putting plans into action for 2020. But first, let me take you on my year in planners: what I recommend and why.
Daily Greatness Journal
How we start our days determines how we spend our days. How we spend each day determines our future. What, then, is more important than beginning and ending each day with clear intentions, a positive focused mindset and conscious reflection? The Dailygreatness Journal: A Practical Guide For Consciously Creating Your Days, combines a yearly diary, goal and appointment planner, and daily tools for self-mastery. Designed to be used daily throughout the calendar year, the daily pages will guide you to form great habits through the 8 daily steps of meditation & visualisation, intentions, dream journalling, gratitude, evening self-awareness questions, exercise, inspired actions & inspiration.
There’s actually so much in this planner, it can be overwhelming. However as the introduction says, you can work up to completing all of the 8 daily steps. However if you just use the daily pages, you won’t get the full benefit, so do spend some time to get familiar with the rest of the aspects. There are daily pages and reflective pages to end the week. What I hadn’t realised when I bought the journal was there are 6 daily pages per week. I really missed having a daily page for Sundays. I understand Sundays are for reflection, but that doesn’t mean you don’t do other things on that day as well.
CGD London Goals Planner
When you’re busy, you need a diary that helps you get into the details and see the bigger picture. This diary includes a detailed daily overview plus your weekly and monthly at-a-glance pages.
The planner includes yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily overviews, to-dos, addresses and notes sections. Despite being called a goal planner, it is quite basic and is more about the overview, rather than helping you to create and plan your goals.
CGD London Get Stuff Done
This goal setting daily planner will help you set and track daily goals. Start with the date and a goal for the day. Make your day as productive as you are by including an inspiring quote of the day at the top of the left-hand side. Write down everything that you need to get done in one day. You have the freedom to plan your perfect day however you please. Use the right-hand side of your page to check in with yourself. From your meals of the day to appointments and the amount of water you’ve been drinking, you can keep everything running smoothly. The beauty of the Getting Things Done planner is that it will help you finally create work/life balance. Once the two halves of your life are aligned, anything is possible.
The Daily Greatness Business Planner
The planner I’ve been most consistent with, during 2019. It’s helped me grow my business, by asking the right questions and planning ahead for the following weeks and months. I was disappointed to find out they are no longer publishing a dated business planner. To me, a dated one just makes sense for planning.
This tool is designed to upgrade your thinking while helping you hit your yearly business goals, encompassing everything you need to succeed. With a unique combination of an undated yearly planner, finance and budget worksheets, goal, action and appointment planners and the best personal development tools, distilled down into a simple daily, weekly and quarterly structure, this powerful tool will support you in creating the habits of a highly effective person.
The Procrastinators Planner
If you are struggling with overwhelm so much you are putting things off, you may wish to try this planner. The Procrastinators Planner is designed to increase productivity and combat procrastination.
Weekly planning and review plus 182 daily pages designed specifically for ease of use, and to maximise productivity. The Procrastinators Planner takes a look at the study of procrastination. Includes 20 theory pages on Procrastination. What is it? Why do we do it? How can we overcome it? I found these pages really interesting. To begin with, I enjoyed the simple layout of the daily pages. However I wasn’t happy with it; seeing the word procrastinator every time I looked at my planner wasn’t inspiring and I wanted to use something more chic.
Inspire Now Journal
The Inspire Now Journal is an easy to use productivity journal that helps you live an inspired and happy life by organising your goals and enhancing your inner ability to achieve them. You will be able to reflect on your progress weekly and use the lessons you learn to continuously improve yourself. The weekly reflection and goals for the week will keep you inspired, committed, motivated and accountable.
- introduction to goal setting and guide on how to best use your journal
- month at a glance (12 months – undated)
- long and short-term goals
- morning and evening routines
- weekly planning and habit tracker (undated)
- weekly reflection
- daily page (undated) with inspirational quote, tasks for the day, health & well-being actions, self-development actions, gratitude and space for your appointments, reminders and shopping list.
- fitness planner and progress chart
- financial management (savings, debts and payments)
- travel planner & travel checklist
The Passion Planner
So next year, I’m trying something new. Something to combine the aspects I’ve been looking for. I’ll continue to use the Inspire Now journal alongside the Passion Planner. The Passion Planner is designed to be your 24/7 paper life coach™, helping you to get your life on track.
Passion Planner is the one place for all your thoughts. It’s more than just a planner—it’s a tool that helps you break down your short and long-term goals and incorporate them into your daily life. It has been designed to encourage you to plan for the future, reflect on the past, but most importantly, act on the present.
- Passion Roadmap
- Game Changer
- Monthly Layouts
- Weekly Layouts
- Monthly Reflections
I’m looking forward to planning out my year, with the help of my life coach!
So which one appeals to you? Let me know in the comments.
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