LifePlanner™ Hacks & Planning Tips
There's a reason the LifePlanner™ is a bestseller with over 2 million sold. In addition to our signature coiled weekly LifePlanner™, the expanded collection now offers a coiled daily organizer and a weekly binder. Each custom planner is designed to help you get organized, reduce stress and achieve your goals, leading to a more joyful, meaningful life through organization.
There are so many ways to customize and use your planner to stay productive, manage your time and have fun at the same time. Here are a few LifePlanner™ hacks and planning tips to get you started.
Jump right in.
Starting is the first step towards setting yourself up for a more organized, productive year. Start small and set up your new LifePlanner™ by transferring important information from your old planner and digital calendar to your new one (contact info, passwords, appointments, birthdays, etc.). Make it fun by using washi tape and stickers to make priority dates pop. Don't forget to include downtime and self-care in your schedule!
Make planning a habit.
Set aside 10-20 minutes for yourself to plan ahead. It helps if you plan at the same time every day and/or the same day every week. (Erin likes to write her daily to-do list every morning and plan a week ahead every Sunday). However you like to plan, make it a habit so you can consistently benefit from its positive impact on your mood, productivity and life!
Make a plan, but stay flexible.
Getting organized when the whole world is in a state of chaos can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Whenever things don't go as planned and you feel flustered, remember you can always make an adjustment! Always make a plan—it helps you reduce stress, improve productivity and reach your goals—but stay flexible. When circumstances shift, adjust your plan, not your goals.
Staying motivated is key, but it's not always easy. So, consider hiding encouraging notes, favorite quotes, compliment cards, whatever works in your planner. When you find one, it always feels like it's the perfect moment; and it works! That simple little boost can go a long way.
Customize your LifePlanner™ to fit your life.
Different LifePlanners offer different customization features that you can tailor to fit your planning style and schedule. With our coiled LifePlanners (weekly and daily) and LifePlanner™ Binder, you can snap in and snap out accessories to support your evolving planning needs. The snap-in dashboards are great as multi-functional section dividers. And when you make a planner mistake or have to move things around in your schedule, you can snap in a set of sticky notes and have them handy.
With the LifePlanner™ Binder, you can also rearrange the pages in the order that works for you. With the 8-ring Binder Hole Punch, you can add extra pages. And it's just plain fun to switch and swap Interchangeable Covers on the coiled LifePlanner™ to refresh the look of your book anytime you like.
Make planning in your LifePlanner™ personal.
There are virtually countless ways to use the spread of customizable boxes in your LifePlanner™. You may want to use them to set monthly goals or intentions, log reading for book clubs, track fitness milestones or record memories and silly things that kids say! Whatever you do, make this section work for you!
Make the most of the white space in your LifePlanner™.
Whether you use a weekly or daily LifePlanner™, leverage the white spaces to decorate your planning pages or use them for reminders, notes of encouragement, to-do lists and more. Use washi tape and stickers to make dreaded tasks seem more fun and doodle, draw or sketch in the margins to relieve stress and stay on task!
For more planning tips, visit your Inspiration Center!