Meet the Planner Trifecta. The three planning books that get my through my days, my weeks, the next hour. The trio that helps me get my life and keep it. Besides all of the self care I administer on Sundays to help me prepare for the week, I also use this day to get a glimpse on the week ahead.
I discovered the benefit of having more than one planner about two years ago. I use The Get To Work book as my day to day and The Passion Planner for my side projects. I just recently opened a business and it’s perfect for managing, as well as keeping track of my personal goals, and this blog that needs way more attention that I’ve been giving it.
On a perfect day, I’ll shut myself in my office, turn on my record player, pull up The Old Reader and Bloglovin’ to indulge in a few blogs, and plan out my week. But since my office still needs a new window, base molding, and pretty much everything, my planning days are just a little less perfect. And that’s ok. I’m managing. Plus planning from the comfort of my bed is not so bad.
I’m not particular on placing stickers everywhere, so I keep it simple — monotone-ish color scheme with accents here and there. Plus, I’m in the works of replenishing the collection of stickers and tape that was washed away when my home took in 5′ of water last year.
I don’t decorate the Passion Planner too much. There’s way too much that I write to even leave the room. And in hindsight, I probably should have purchased a smaller size, but the soft cover makes up for it.
As far as the notebook, I’ve made this habit to always keep one in my purse. Even though I have the capabilities to take notes on the cell phones that I have using Evernote (❤), I’m still a bit old fashion. I still find joy in writing things out, scribbling here and there, and doodling and drawing out the thoughts in my head. It’s sort of therapeutic for me.
Lagniappe: I have a third planner. It was given to me by a client at my corporate job. But I only use it to plan my home restoration projects — we’re almost across the finish line.