We’re about two months away from the new year (goodbye, 2020!). Have you picked out your 2021 planner yet? Are you still trying to decide what planning system would work best for you?
Let’s talk about the three basic planner formats. I want to help you determine the best planning system for you!
All calendars come in a combination of daily, weekly, and/or monthly layouts. At one time, I thought that to be perfectly organized, I needed to make use of all three layouts, and I tried to compile them into one planner. But let me tell you from experience: this is overkill. Unless you are incredibly adept at tracking things and spend a lot of time doing that, more is not always best.
I encourage you to get to know the three basic planner formats and think about what type of planning works best for you!
DAILY PLANNER FORMAT
A daily planner format is great for those with lots of variable tasks. It might be overkill for those who have a consistent daily routine. I’ve found that when I’m in a slower season, a daily planner is just too much. We just created a new daily system called the Day on One Page Format. You can try the printable HERE for free!
WEEKLY PLANNER FORMAT
A weekly planner format is great for those with a lot of appointments or tasks. It’s not great for those who want to make notes on a daily basis. We created our Week On One Page planner to offer flexibility for those who have a handful of daily appointments and want to keep a weekly list of things to do. It’s like the perfect blend of a weekly and daily, for someone who wants a smaller more compact, portable planner. But if you like to make a lot of notes in your planner, sometimes a weekly is not enough. It just depends on how much note-taking you want to do on a weekly basis.
MONTHLY PLANNER FORMAT
A monthly planner format is often included in many daily and weekly planners, though some do not. A monthly planning page can be a great visual of what’s happening throughout the month. Our Week on One Page planner includes a two-page monthly planning spread for each and every month. Depending on the season I’m in, a monthly can be super handy or go completely unused.