‘Tis the season of new planners!

Planners for next year EVERYWHERE and there are so many to choose from.

There isn’t one planner that’s perfect for everyone (that’s why there are so many out there). 

To pick one that’s right for you, you need to know how you work best.

I don’t use a planner because how I plan my day tends to change based on what’s going on.

My more personal reason is I feel like I’m wasting the planner if I don’t use it EVERY day… But that’s an Evie quirk. Know your quirks and work with them!

Also, I love the idea of planners, but I know I work better with a spiral-bound 6.5×9.5 narrow-ruled notebook (or slightly smaller) on my desk. I like spiral bound because I can leave it open on my desk without it trying to close itself.

In the past, I’ve taken the ideas I liked from other planners and created my own. Or I used some of those ideas in my notebook.

When I was creating the first version of my system, I went to a couple of stores and just looked at all their planners. I made mental notes of the things I didn’t like and took pictures of the features I really liked.

When deciding how you’re going to manage your daily todo list, here are three things to consider:

  1. Do you want your list to be open next to you or closed?
  2. What are some of your favorite planner features?
  3. What are some planner features that you don’t like/want?

Also, trial and error are to be expected. You learn about what works and doesn’t work for you in every iteration.

If you’d like some help with this, reach out, and we can talk about your situation.

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