2018 is less than a week away. It’s so close I can practically smell it. That means I can also smell my 2018 planner.
Every year I buy a day planner. It’s always a toss up on whether or not it’s going to be a good planner, but it’s something I use every day.
It’s just something I love to do. It keeps me from being stressed, it helps me keep track of important stuff, and it helps me meet my goals.
Every year, I change which planner I use. (Hey, what can I say, I love variety!) I like trying different planners and trying to find ones that are the most versatile.
Buuuuut I may have just found my forever planner…….
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2018 Planner Review
I found this happy planner at my local Fred Meyer, but you can purchase it from amazon for the same price. $27.99 seemed a little steep to me, (miss cheapo here) but I’m loving it so much I’ve decided it was worth every penny.
Here are some pictures of the inside of the planner:
It’s an 18 month planner so I’ve already been using it for a couple months and am in love with it.
This page is a good spot to make a quick overview of what your month will look like. From important dates to projects and goals, it’s set up to where you have room to write a couple of the important things and know where you want the month to head. And it has a spot to keep track of birthdays. When you have twenty-nine nieces and nephews this is a good thing….
If you have a specific goal, WRITE IT DOWN. When you keep your goals written down somewhere where you’ll see it regularly you’re more likely to accomplish them.
This is what the day breakdown is like. There’s room to write down what you have going for each day. You can keep track of appointments, to do’s or priorities for each day. Then there’s room for any notes you have after the week.
Just a quick overview of all the months and dates. I use this page waaaay more than I thought because it’s a great quick reference to see find the date you’re looking for. When’s the first Tuesday of April? It’s the third. It helps you schedule things farther out without confusion.
The happy planner has two pages for each month where you can schedule your month in overview. Obviously, there’s not a lot of room to write in detail, but this is where you can keep track of work days, appointments, weekends away, etc. I like to write down appointments and blog posts on these pages that way I can have a quick view to see where each month is heading.
Do you like using a planner? What are your favorites?
Remember that having things written down helps you save brain space and lowers stress!