My Favorite Daily Planner
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I'm one of those people that love to write things down and cross things off my to-do list. I'm even guilty of writing down tasks that I've already completed just so I can cross them off (shhh)! The notebook and planner section was my favorite part of shopping growing up (hello Target!) and I still have too many notebooks than necessary for one human to own. I know I'm not the only one, though! As a former teacher, I think it's safe to say that notebooks are a guilty pleasure of most teachers.
Over the years I've tried a few different planners, but the Day Designer is the first planner I've chosen two years in a row. I have to admit, I don't utilize it's full potential, but it is exactly what I was looking for!
A to-do list and a designated spot for my goals were the most important aspects of a planner for me. Since choosing the Day Designer two years ago, I have migrated my goal writing to it's own dedication notebook, however I still love the functionality of this planner. The cover designs are beautiful, too!
The first ten pages of the planner are dedicated to plan out your entire year's goals and intentions to help you have your most successful year yet. This includes a reality check to see what you spend your time on, writing down your core values, goal writing and intention setting, and planning your ideal week and month.
My favorite thing about this planner is that there's a to-do list for every single weekday. At the beginning of the year I go through all of the tasks that I do on a regular basis and write them on the days I'll need to do them - for the entire year, which is super helpful! Doing this helps me not forget to change the air filters or give the dogs their flea medicine.
This is a standard weekday format in the Day Designer. On the top left you have a section for the three most important things you'll need to take care of and to the right of that spots for any bills that are due, what you're doing for dinner, and a little spot for a reminder. The dollars section you can either write in your budget for the day, how much you ended up spending that day, or even how much money you earned.
The big section on the left side is for you to write down your schedule for the day and then the right side is of course your handy dandy to-do list.
On the bottom left side there is a notes section, which can come in handy during phone calls or anything you need to jot down quickly. And finally, on the bottom right, daily gratitude.
For me, there's really nothing missing from this planner that I'd want. I tried out Erin Condren a few years ago, and while I loved the style of the planner, the functionality and layout just wasn't exactly working for me. I guess it'd be nice if there was more color to the pages instead of just black and white, but my pretty pens add all the color I need!
Check out Day Designer here!