Planner Peace: Amanda
Amanda wrote in identifying two planner brands giving her peace — neither of which I had heard of! These include the Legend Planner (Amazon; undated) and the Living Well Planner (their shop; also undated!).
Her comments on the Legend include: “really easy to use goal setting pages for short and long term goal setting” and “really thick pages and 3 bookmarks”, while she notes that the Living Well contains “goal setting pages and budget built in. Also it breaks down one project per month, and one main goal per month. Plus more. Thick pages and tabs for each month”. The former is more budget friendly, but Living Well apparently has sales! Two new options for those seeking unique undated options with goal planning content included! Thank you Amanda!
Several of you wrote in to alert me that EC has finally released new wall systems! Instead of whiteboards these are CLEAR, which are very pretty and still quite functional.
These do look a bit smaller than the whiteboard we use at our house and the clear board might mean some shadowing of the letters which I probably should not care about (but I have to admit I would notice it!).
Audio Q: What do you do with tentative future events?
My answers: either use a sticky in my planner or put “discuss XYZ event” in google calendar (or my paper planner) to remind me to make a firmer decision closer to the date!
Do you have your own technique? Please share for listener Jen!
Listener IDEA: PlannerBase
A very smart listener has pointed out that there needs to be a central hub where you could search for your perfect planner by entering ideal characteristics — a PlannerBase! This tool could be created by entering characteristics of various planners (probably not EVERY planner, but perhaps 20 popular brands?) and allow users to search for size / layout / cover type / etc.
She suggested I work with someone to put something like this together. I LOOOOVE the idea. I am putting out a call to see if a) anyone has experience in building anything like this and b) if it already exists somewhere that I’m not aware of!
Planning On Fridays
This is 100% due to Laura‘s influence and the suggestion in her new book, Tranquility By Tuesday! I always planned on Sundays but I am beginning to see the value of a FRIDAY plan – with my favorite aspect being NOT having to deal with grocery ordering and meal planning over the weekend!
I’m also finding that planning out (particularly social events) the following weekend on Friday can be helpful.
Love of the Week:
Sooofa soft ring notebook by Kokuyo, ordered from JetPens:
Just chatted a bit about current feelings (all the feelings!) related to my career transition. I have exciting things underway but it’s also a bit scary! I discuss working on being patient with myself and how planning in close range (vs focusing on the far away future) can be helpful in this kind of circumstance.