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Daily, Weekly, Monthly Planning Tips

So Many Ways to Plan: New Planners & Planning Tips

Planning can help you reduce stress, stay focused, improve organization and increase productivity. With so many new, game-changing offerings this year, we wanted to highlight our top coiled, softbound, focused and binder planners and offer you tips for how to use them for daily, weekly, monthly planning and more.

Daily Planning with the New Daily LifePlanner™ Duo

If you need an everything planner that covers big-picture monthly planning, daily planning and hourly scheduling, our first-ever Daily LifePlanner™ Duo was made for you. This is a coiled 12-month organizer that comes in a set of two portable 6-month books so you can plan every day your way, without having to carry a whole year at once.

Daily Planning Tips

1. Be consistent.

The key to daily planning is consistency and visibility. At the same time every weekday, set aside 10 minutes to write your daily to-dos and MUST-dos in the checklist section on the right side of each daily spread & set up your daily schedule using the hourly section on the left.

2. Keep big-picture planning top of mind.

The best part about this Daily LifePlanner™ is you can also manage monthly schedules, projects and take advantage of big-picture planning using the 12 calendar spreads.

3. Use the full range of your planner.

We recommend using the note pages for more than note-taking and expand the functionality of your planner with goal-setting, habit-tracking, bullet-journaling, reflections and more.

Weekly Planning with the New LifePlanners & Focused Planners

Our weekly planners are favorites among planner pros and newbies alike because they allow you to organize your daily plans while seeing the entire week at a glance (and have monthly and yearly spreads). That’s why we’re excited to share what’s new to our weekly planning collection, including the latest version of our best-selling coiled LifePlanner™, the 2020-2021 ultra-flexible & rearrangeable LifePlanner™ Binder and the new Softbound Customizable Focused Planner. Here are a few tips to help you win at weekly planning, no matter which weekly planner you choose.

Weekly Planning Tips

1. Start with your monthly spreads.

Kickstart weekly planning by transferring important monthly dates to the two-page calendar spreads.

2. Develop the habit of planning one week ahead.

Take 20 minutes one day a week to reflect on the current week and plan out the following week. Not only can planning ahead make you feel more confident and productive, but taking just 20 minutes to plan each week can help you feel more prepared and less stressed.

3. Schedule time buffers & self-care in your planner.

Leave a little room each day so you can add or adjust items in your schedule. And be sure to block off time each day for some productivity-boosting self-care like a walk outside, talk with a friend or colleague, a little deep breathing, etc.

Monthly Planning with the New Monthly Planner (Launching June 4, 2020)

Budgeting, project planning, event planning and more, the 2020-2021 coiled Monthly Planner & Monthly Planner Binder are powerful additions to the LifePlanner™ for every type of project, from personal to professional.

There are so many ways to plan in the Monthly Planner. Here are a few tips for how to make it work for your special projects.

Monthly Planning Tips

1. Use your Monthly Planner for budgeting.

The monthly spreads and note pages are ideal for setting monthly financial goals, tracking bills, saving & spending and more.

2. Use your Monthly Planner for work projects.

Monthly planners are great for planning work projects, calendaring deadlines, meetings & team schedules, setting professional goals & logging wins.

3. Use your Monthly Planner for home projects.

You can use this planner as a master planner for your household to coordinate everyone’s schedules, vacation days, appointments, chores, even meal planning and home renovations all in one place.

Lesson Planning with the New Teacher Lesson Planners

Educate, motivate & INSPIRE one lesson at a time with the new 2020-2021 Teacher Lesson Planner collection. The ultimate organization tool for teachers, tutors and homeschooling parents is now available in three different styles: a customizable coiled planner with interchangeable features, an ultra-agile and durable three-ring binder and a sleek and portable softbound focused lesson planner.

Here are our tips for choosing the best lesson planner that fits your teaching style and classroom organization needs.

Teacher Lesson Planning Tips

1. Fully customize your lesson planner with the coiled option.

For those who love are inspired by color, creativity, stickers and like to refresh the look of their planner, whenever, wherever, you’ll love the coiled lesson planner.

2. Add and rearrange pages in your lesson planner with the binder option.

For those who want the freedom to add school papers and additional note pages, checklist pages and rearrange their planner to suit their style, the binder lesson planner was designed with you in mind.

3. Make organization the focus with the softbound, streamlined option.

For those who prefer softbound, ultra-portable planners that lay flat and are lefty-friendly, with neutral colors and minimal designs, you’re a Focused Lesson Planner all the way!

Expand the functionality of your favorite planner and explore our collection of fun and functional planner accessories like folios, bags, snap-in dashboards, sticky notes and more here.