It’s that time of year again… PLANNER SHOPPING!! June is seriously my favorite month just because I have to go planner shopping & I absolutely loveeee it. I look forward to it all year & it’s pretty much the only reason I somewhat enjoy going back to school haha. I just love being organized & feeling (key word) like my life is together & a cute planner really helps me with that. I was that girl in high school that actually used the lame planner they gave every student at the beginning of the year! Now I go to Target & stand in the planner section for half an hour & just dream.
I wanted to briefly tell you guys how I organize my planner so you guys can get organized for the new school year or just get your life together too! I love watching YouTube videos about going back to school or looking up planner organization ideas on Pinterest. I’m not kidding when I say I’m obsessed guys!! I want to be a resource for all of you who might also love the feeling of getting your life together, but you’re also a perfectionist that wants every detail of every day mapped out just right.
So I love Day Designer planners. This is not sponsored, although I soo wish it was hahah. I have been using their planners since I got to college & they specifically have academic planners which is perfect for me because I mainly use my planner to keep track of stuff for class. I like the planners that have a month view, week view, and day-to-day view. This way I can see what my month looks like at a glance, my week, etc.
I begin with the month overview. I write down any dates that I know are for sure in pen & then sketch in possible dates with pencil. I always make sure to put the time of stuff as well ‘cuz ya girl WILL forget lol. The planner I use also has a “notes” section on the month overview, & that’s where I plan out my blog content for the month, & make a larger “To-Do” list of things I want to accomplish that month. It helps me see the big picture.
Next, I go week by week. I’ll write in any dates or deadlines for the week, establish my top three “To-Dos” for the week, & map out what I will accomplish each day. Again, this way I can see the whole week at a glance & prepare for each day accordingly.
Sometimes I color code my planner, but this time I’m using the stickers that came with the planner to indicate different things. Color coding is really helpful to break down tasks, but the stickers are also fun & a great way to keep track of what’s going on daily.
I think I will do another whole post about how I work, because I plan my weeks out based on my energy levels throughout the week. I went to this really cool blogging event & someone was talking about how they work with the seasons & all this stuff about astrology too, & it sounded kinda crazy, but honestly they are onto something!! I have already noticed when my energy levels are high & when I feel most productive & motivated, so I generally plan my busy days & harder tasks on those days. But more on that later!
Also, I was going to link my exact planner, but I can’t find it online! I got it at Target in case you were wondering though 🙂