The new year is here!
If getting organized is one of your resolutions, now is the perfect time to select a new planner and really make it happen.
Sure, a lot of people go fully digital with their schedule, and yes, my Google calendar is filled with appointments and reminders. Even so, I still like to go a little old school with pen and paper. There’s nothing quite like opening up a fresh planner on January 1 and thinking about all the ways I’m going to stay on top of my life in the coming year.
According to Psychology Today, using a planner has many mental benefits, including improved productivity, help with time management, and even stress relief. Whether you’re using it to remember doctor’s appointments, for meal planning, or as a way to schedule and stick to your workout plan, using a planner is a great way to organize your life.
Even if life feels chaotic at times (or if we’re being honest, most of the time), a planner can bring some order to your day. Write down what you need, and hopefully, you’ll feel a tiny weight lifted off your shoulders.
Every year, I find a new planner that gets me pumped for a fresh start. Some years I keep up with the planner, other years I’ll realize that a few months have gone by and I’ve fallen off my planner lifestyle. It’s all about finding a planner you can get excited about and that helps you achieve your organization goals.
Many of these planners go beyond the basic daily schedule, ranging from habit trackers, budget planners, and more. Read below to see our favorite planners and find one that feels right for you. January 2020, we’re ready for you!
The Passion Planner is like a life coach in paper form. The layout will help you to identify long-term and short-term goals and break them down into actionable items. Helpful sections include "This Week's Focus" and a monthly reflection section. This is a planner to keep all your thoughts in one easy-to-access place.
If at-a-glance is more your style, check out this monthly calendar from Create & Cultivate. It's perfect to hang in the kitchen to stay on top of appointments and events, with a mini section for goals and notes and has a cork board bottom to pin important items.
If you're focused on meal planning, this is a great option. The tear-away pad will help you stay on track with a shopping list and daily meals. Its simple and beautiful design might be just the thing to finally get you to commit to meal planning this year.