If you Can’t Decide on a Planner . . .

planner choices

There are SO many planner choices out there these days that it makes it really hard to decide which one to choose.  And even after you choose, you’re still drawn to other options . . . in case it’s THE ONE. I stuck pretty faithfully (not perfectly) with my Franklin Covey Compact for years but then I hit a wall and wanted something different.  I played around with different options until it made … [Read more...]

Use Your Planner: Tips for Making it Easier

Filofax planner

Do you ever neglect your planner because it seems like too much trouble? There are things you can do to make it easier to use. 1.      Take it with you as much as possible.  Keep it in your purse or bag or hand, but take it with you.  If it isn’t with you, you can’t use it.  If you don’t want to take it into stores or people’s homes, leave it in the car.  You can always go get it if you need … [Read more...]

5 More Food Journals for Your Planner

Food Journal

The only way to know for SURE what you’re eating is to write it down!  These five food journals can help. Food Journal 1 This food journal is especially helpful if you like to plan ahead what you’ll be eating.  It gives you space for the plan and space for what you actually ate.  You don’t have to re-write like I did – you could use some sort of symbol or other technique.  Food Journal 1 … [Read more...]

A Detailed Look at 7 Days of My Franklin Covey Daily Pages

Franklin Covey Planner

Yes, I went back to my Franklin Covey compact.  We all knew I probably would.  There’s a reason I’ve used it for 20 years, and I guess it’s because it works – at least for me and at least most of the time. Today’s post is something a little different.  I’m going to give you a glimpse into my days – seven of them to be exact.  Below are copies of the last seven days of my planner pages.  The … [Read more...]

REVIEW: The Busy Woman’s Planner

Daily Planner Page

If you love forms, you’re going to LOVE this planner because it has forms for anything and everything you could possibly imagine.  In addition, the forms are PDF files which allow you to type in your information and then print.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!  And here’s a secret – if you’re a man and not a woman, these forms will work for you, too! So let’s dig in and see some of … [Read more...]

Planner Pages: More Than Just Appointments & To-Do’s

Planner Tips

Don’t just write appointments and to-do’s on your planner pages.  Those things are extremely important but there are a lot of other things you could be recording, like . . . 1.       Special events for other people you might want to follow-up on; like surgery, a medical test, a possible promotion, an academic test.  Make a note somewhere on your calendar page to remind you so you can … [Read more...]

Ashley’s 2014 Planner Set-Up

Lime Tree Fruits weekly pages

Ashley is my daughter-in-law and writes occasionally for the blog.  She wasn’t ever really interested in the traditional planners she’d seen in the past – they looked too corporate for her.  But everything changed when she discovered Filofax.  She loved the colorful Filofax binders.  And then she discovered washi tape.  Being able to purchase a colorful binder and then decorate the pages to her … [Read more...]