How I Organize My Planner

Warning: If you’re not very interested in organization or keeping an agenda, you’ll probably find this post as exciting as stale bread. I felt like I needed to state that in advance.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for nearly a month now, but have found myself putting it off in lieu of more popularized topics. While organization is something I think of as enjoyable, I know not everyone feels the same way. In fact, part of me worried no one would click on this post in the first place (so since you’re reading ‘hey’).

In spite of my uncertainty, I decided to write it anyway. Hopefully, if you’re into organizing, or one of those people who buys themselves a gorgeous agenda at the beginning of the new year and then totally forgets about it, you’ll enjoy this as well. And if you are one of those agenda buying people who never actually uses it, don’t feel bad. I did that for a long (make sure to really draw-out that “o”) time as well.

The agenda I purchased for the 2017 year is from Target. If you read this blog often, you may have seen it in some of my flat lays. (I realize I’ve used it quite frequently, so sorry if you’re tired of seeing it.) I’ve searched through their store agenda catalog, but I can’t seem to find the exact one I own, so I linked this cobalt blue one instead. The only major differences between the two is the color (mine is pale pink) and the price. While Target’s website lists it at $19.99, I believe I only paid $12.99.

I’m very pleased with the selection of this planner. It’s the perfect size to keep on a desktop or in a large purse or bag. Personally, I like having it sit in the middle of my desk. It’s always there for me when I’m ready to do work. Plus, the agenda has little tabs on the side for each month. I think this will come in handy later into the year.

Each month in this planner starts with a basic calendar of the month. In the calendar overview of the agenda, I like to write down general or month-long goals that I have. It’s kind of like an outline for my month. These are usually short and concise objectives that I hope to achieve during the upcoming month. For example, my plans for last month were to blog at least four times a week, exercise at least five times a week, and read several books. This is an effective way for me to keep track of the goals I cannot accomplish on a day-to-day basis.

My more specific daily goals obviously go into each day’s spot. I like to highlight each task after I complete it. This makes it easier to remember what exactly I have yet to do.

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In the back of my agenda, I have several blank pages for miscellaneous note-taking. I’ve dedicated a few of these sheets to a running list of blog post ideas. Whenever I get a zap of inspiration, I jot it down in this list. It’s very helpful when I go to take photos or write up a new post. Plus, it keeps me going through blog slumps.

Thank you so much for reading. If you’re interested in seeing more organizational-like content, feel free to let me know.

Also, this blog hit 1,000 followers last night! I’m planning on doing an entire post about that later, but right now I just wanted to say thank you.

Do you keep an agenda? 

Sincerely yours,

Paige

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16 thoughts on “How I Organize My Planner

  1. I couldn’t live without my “book”…though I keep a calendar in Outlook because it’s easy to change, I also use a Franklin planner with one page per day. I bought a lovely leather binder years ago. I can shove notes and receipts in the pockets. I, like you, put general things on the monthly pages. and I keep sections for to-do’s in various parts of my life (work, the homestead, the blog, etc) and on the daily pages I write down what I plan to do, as well as what I actually accomplish, and any notes from the day about things I need to remember. I have sticky note pads all over, so if my book isn’t handy, I can still get that thought on paper and then put it in the book. I’d be lost without it! I would rather have things written on paper than log things into a computer.I also sync my calendar to my phone so I always know where I am supposed to be.

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  2. Congrats on 1000 followers, that’s amazing! I find organisation posts so interesting and actually weirdly satisfying. I’ve got a notebook for different things and it’s so handy, having a blogging notebook just feels nice too 😂 x

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  3. This looks like a really lovely agenda! I have 3 😂I only really use 2 of them though. I have my bullet journal which I really love using and my paperchase organiser which I like as I mess around with it a little more and can write any future appointments down in months to come. I’d quite like to get a passion planner when I start college in September as each day has times so you can manage your time better (if that makes any sense 😂)

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  4. I am the worst at keeping agendas! I start off fine, but this only lasts for about 2 days… oops!! If you get a spare minute, maybe you could go and take a look at my posts? New to blogging myself! Thanks hun, lettersfromdani.com ☺️😘X

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