Daily or weekly? A daily planner or a weekly planner? I get this question a lot so thought I’d take a minute to dish here.
Finding the perfect planner is an elusive quest, but not impossible. The key is to figure out your needs for the season of life you’re in. It’s like choosing your own adventure!
Now, let’s talk daily and weekly planners! While I can’t test drive every singly planner in the world, you can test drive (almost) every planner, which is where I’ve found myself over the years.
How do you know if that planner is PERFECT for you before you bite the bullet and invest? I’ve done the testing so you don’t have to!
When should you use a daily planer?
- When you have lots of variable tasks
- Busy days with tons of meetings and or appointments
- If you want or need to take a lot of notes throughout the day
A daily planner is great for those with lots of variable tasks. I’ve successfully used a daily planner when my days are busy with lots of meetings, and so many appointments that I need to keep my schedule in front of me at all times. I’ve found when I’m in a slower season, a daily planner is just too much. It can also be overkill for those who have a consistent daily routine. I hate feeling wasteful so I find that an undated daily planner can be a great fit for those days when you need the space.
Ok, so when should you use a weekly planner?
- When you have lots of appointments OR tasks
- If you have a static daily routine with some appointments
- When a lot of your to-dos are the same each day
A weekly planner is great for those with a lot of appointments OR tasks. I’ve successfully used a weekly planner when I had a static daily routine and some appointments. A weekly planner is not always great for those who want to make notes on a daily basis. Right after I sold Day Designer, I found myself with a lot of repetitive tasks. I didn’t have to do a lot of long term, big picture planning, and I relied heavily on routines to make our household run. The weekly planner was perfect for this.
In an effort to help you find the system that works for you, Whitney English planners offer an array of daily and weekly planners. Here are my absolute favorite tools for both daily and weekly planning.
Daily Planning Tools (Shop the collection HERE)
Undated Day on One Page Planner (the ultimate daily planner for 2021!)
Day on One Page Sticky Notepad
A Plan for Health Daily Wellness Tracker
Morning & Evening Routines Notepad
HEART Goals Daily Plan Notepad
Weekly Planning Tools (Shop the collection HERE)
January 2021 Week on One Page Planner (in 3 cute cover styles)
Week on One Page Sticky Notepad
Weekly Meal Plan Notepad
Prep Day Notepad (set yourself up for success for the whole week!)
One thing is for sure: planners are not one size fits all. Planners aren’t even one size fits one each and every day of the year! I’ve found that different seasons call for different systems. I’m not afraid to switch out planner types, use notepads, and other tools to help me stay organized.
Check out the daily and weekly edit in the Whitney English planner shop now! These are my absolute favorite planning tools, whether you’re a daily or weekly planner or some combo of both!