For the past fifteen years, I have used a daily planner or diary to organize my life and thoughts. I have had a few different systems over the years and have been using an A4 Filofax for the past 3 years. I decided to try something new – a Busy Days Planner from Box Clever Press. I rather fancied combining planning with a bit of creativity, after admiring some of the amazing planners on blogs and Pinterest.
I purchased my planner from Amazon. There was a choice of just the planner or with stickers and washi tape, or with a hole punch too. I decided I only needed the basic planner. I chose the above design from the 3 or 4 on offer.
The planner has heavyweight (140gsm) pages – ideal if you want to use pens in your journal. They are bound together with plastic rings and can be easily removed or replaced. This system is compatible with the popular Happy Planners by My & My Big Ideas as well as other similar planners. It is also the same size as other popular planners being a very chunky 7.75” x 9.75”.
Each month features a sturdy divider with a colourful protruding tag. There are pages for each month where you can note down your plans for the month, your goals and, at the end, what you achieved during the month. I rather like this feature and hope it will help me stay on track with my projects.
At the back of the planner, there is a double-sided pocket for storing bits and pieces. Inside this are two sheets of colourful stickers that you can use to decorate your planner. These are very nice indeed.
The planner also includes pretty calendars for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The planner has 16 months worth of pages in it. It starts with September 2017 (very convenient!) and runs through to the end of December 2018. You can easily remove any months you don’t require.
There are both month-to-a-view and week-to-a-view spreads for each month. The weekly spreads have each day divided into three horizontal boxes. Ideal if you like to do morning, afternoon or evening, or want to split up work, home and school, for example.
I will be doing some posts on planner use, creating planner accessories and getting more from your planner in the future.
If you would like to know about my goal setting system, and how it helps my craft business, check out Goal Setting for Craft Sellers. You can listen to the 30 minute podcast or read the full transcript here on the Tin Teddy Blog.
The following are links to the Busy Days Planner on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. If you purchase from these links, I will get a small payment from Amazon for sending customers their way.