I love my Erin Condren Life Planner! I’ll show you exactly how I use it for maximum organization and productivity!
I think you’ve come to know by now that I love being organized, having a plan, and scheduling my life. This also translates into my love of planners. When I came across the Erin Condren Life Planner I immediately fell in love. From the customizable covers and binder rings to all of the fun accessories you can get with it! Today I’m showing you exactly how I use it for maximum organization and productivity! I’ll start from the front of the planner and work my way to the back!
The Multi-Calendar Overview
I love the multi-calendar overview. This part of my planner albeit 2 pages, plays a big role in my life. I like to take a colored pen, and draw hearts around important dates in my life. This includes birthdays, anniversary, and more. I use it as a brief reminder as to how many important dates are happening each month before I flip ahead.
The 12 Box Planning Pages
2 pages, 6 boxes each (enough for each month of the year), this page is a one-stop goal overview shop! I use these pages to outline my big goals for each month. That could be weight loss, blogging, vacations, etc. Just a simple way for me to see what I’m working towards each month.
The “Note” Page Before the Month
I use these pages that come before each of the monthly pages to outline specific goals for the month. This includes books I want to read, which 101 in 1001 goals I want to work on, and more. I like to jazz it up with stickers and fun colored pens/markers. I find that this motivates to use my planner more often when I get to deck it out the way I like. I’m still figuring out my planner style, a work in progress you could say, but I’m having fun along the way.
The Monthly Layout Pages
This is your typical monthly layout that you would find on any calendar with a little notes section to the side of it. I use these pages to track my weigh-ins and weigh-outs for DietBet and HealthyWage, my weekly weight and steps, birthdays and anniversaries, holidays, and more. Essentially this is a more detailed version of the multi-calendar overview and a less expansive version of the weekly layout (up next). Again I like to use stickers and fun colored pens/markers to make my pages pop!
The Weekly Schedule Layout Pages
These are the hardest for me in terms of how I like to use them. Obviously I use them to take note of things I need to do each day, but more of my issue is how to decorate the for maximum efficiency. I’m all about productivity. Each day I like to include something motivational, something fitness related, and my daily to-do list. At the end of the week in the notes section, I like to include a brief synopsis of what I was grateful that week and anything else that needs to be noted. Whether that be an important date to write down, a phone number, or literally anything else that didn’t fall into the weekly schedule.
The Extra Ending Sections
There are the following sections at the end of my Life Planner that I love, but haven’t done anything with yet: the notes section (lined and dotted) and a few beautiful coloring pages. Who doesn’t love adult coloring books? And then these are plenty of pages filled with stickers that easily compliment the color scheme of the planner. All these things I love and plan to take full advantage of this year!
How do you use your planner?
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