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Friday, October 25, 2013

How To Bond With Your Planner

I have an extensive list of potential blog posts in my planner. 

That said, I rarely use it. I open up my Blogger screen every morning while sipping coffee and the topic just appears in my mind. I type it in and run with it until the post is complete.

It's my Superpower.

This morning, though, I resisted my inspiration. I put it off. I didn't want to write about it - to share a piece of my soul - because I didn't want to be vulnerable. After all, the subject was private. It was not intended for the whole world to see.

But it would not go away.

So here it is, in all its raw glory.

You need to bond with your planner.

Silly, right? Trivial? Too revealing? Too embarrassing?

Stroking your planner is embarrassing. (Also, my chipped up nails are embarrassing. We shall never speak of The Great Eyebrow Fiasco of 2013.)

Seriously, you need to pick a planner color that you love. I like patterns or textures against a neutral color.

You should pick a size that can stay with you all the time. I like Franklin Covey 
compact size (about 3 3/4 x 6 3/4), but most prefer Filofax personal size (about 3 1/4 x 6 3/4).

You need planner pages that you love in a layout that works for you. For me, that means FC 365 pages in monthly and weekly.

Decorate with accessories and doodles and stickers and whatever makes you happy.

Or don't decorate at all, if that is your bliss.

Give it a name. Or not. (I am not a named planner sort of Planner'd.)

Treat your planner as a trusted companion and it will serve you for all of your days.

Let the mocking commence. I don't care. I love my planner and the critics can suck it!



Robbie said...

I love my planner also. She's my right hand, and at times my brain because I can't remember anything.

Angel Sheffield said...

I have definitely bonded with my planner. It goes everywhere. Bags are chosen due to ability to fit planner and coordinating colors (which means I need a new bag now that I am changing the theme, and possibly the cover of my planner). It is basically an essential extension of my body! So no judgement from here!

Chere said...

I found you via youtube and your video on lefties! Thanks for that!!
Also, this made me LOL!!
"Let the mocking commence. I don't care. I love my planner and the critics can suck it!"

You go girl! Be you :-D Everyone else is taken!

Keep at it!

MySummerTouch said...

As far as I know 365 planner planner pages are not available to buy without the binder. Do you buy the 365 binder with inserts every year? Have you bought a 2014 binder with inserts?

Giftie Etcetera said...

I bought two of the binders (since the whole thing with inserts was less than buying inserts), plus I found some cheap inserts with the same basic format, undated, in some Walgreens copycat binders for about $10 and bought a couple of those, so I am set for 4 years. :)

Unknown said...

Im so glad im not the only one who gets caught stroking my planner. LOL. I have a malden and the leather is so soft and supple i just cant keep my hands off of it.

Anonymous said...

I haven't actually given mine a name, but I do refer to it as my brain, and it is never far from my hand. Thank you for the blog-I am loving it.