Is anyone else using the Happy Planner for the new year? I bought a 2021 in November and am just finishing up my 2020 planner this week, of course. I have tried to note memories more, along with the usual planner things.
I have the Silk & Sonder journal which does have a weekly layout, but am debating still buying a planner. I know when I get hired to teach I will want a teacher planner. However, i'm thinking about buying a Erin Condren or a Simplified planner. Erin Condren has so many options that I was a bit overwhelmed looking. Simplified has a nice pineapple crest cover that I like and you can choose a weekly or monthly layout, but they are pricey at $50 and $60 each. I've gone with Blue Sky before and they sell them at Target so I might just end up picking up one of those.
I usually buy At A Glance. I’ve used them for years. I bought a blue sky this time at staples. (Thanks for the recommendation Jess!). It’s pretty simple looking. I like that is smaller and the lay out. Plenty of room for all my notes and reminders. I don’t need anything too complicated now that I’m not working. The only thing I’m not liking now is the print isn’t as bold or dark as I need it to be lol.
I'm looking, too. I've used a DayTimer planner, 2 page per week, for 10+ years, but forgot to order it this year (I retired in Sept 2019). My local office supply store is out of stock and the cost of ordering online is ridiculous -- almost as much for shipping as the refill. So, I'm weighing my options and will look at Target and Meijer this week. Normally, I'd set my planner up on NY Day; but since retiring, it's ok if it takes another couple of days.
I bought the Erin Condren hourly this year (I usually buy the vertical layout which has three boxes per day (morning, afternoon, evening type set up)). I'm hoping the hourly will help me block out time slots for my various activities so I'm not always trying to catch up on things. Between the hourly planner and a timer, I should stay on track.
I ended up getting a Ziga Media Weekly Planner (18 mos., though 6 mos. have already passed) on sale at our Barnes & Nobel. It was the only one that had a layout that would work, and it was cheap ($5.48, including tax). But, I'm still going to need to keep my Day-Timer planner binder nearby, as it includes all the other "stuff" that I need on a daily/weekly basis -- addresses, medical contact information, financial tracking pages, etc. May just watch Amazon to see if Day Timer puts the pages on clearance there.
I picked up a Day Designer yesterday at Target for around $16 (price matching their online website). It has a nice large two page area for each week, and each day has a large area with lines and half of that space has little blocks running down the middle with a To-Do at the top for a list. At the bottom of each of the weekly spread is a space for gratitude and notes, and there is a quote on each weekly spread. At the front of the planner is a whole section for goal setting. I debated between this and the Blue Sky, but it was the lines on the weekly spread and the goal section that swayed me toward this. Trying something new.
I did find my Happy Planner from 2017 last night. If I can find replacement inserts then I will use that again in the future, but I had trouble finding replacement inserts for it when I needed them from here on island. Maybe when we get back to the mainland and I have Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and all of those awesome places to shop again.
over 1000 customizable files available with our free 2021 planner. Including a student planner, business goals, food journals and med trackers.
I found this today. Some of you may be interested. Some parts are free. To get access to all 1000+ files, it's $4.99. You print it yourself or there's a way you can take it and have it professionally printed (didn't explore that, so don't know may details). It looked interesting to me. I may look at it for 2022 (Lord willing). I've already bought another one I found online for this year.