My clients and my colleagues are often searching for the perfect planner. There’s a range of options for all of us, from digital to paper. I polled my colleagues to help you determine what planners are most popular and why!
What helps you determine the planner you choose?
- Ability to quickly assess and add appointments
- Agility in adding information to your planner
- Size and portability
- Attractive cover and interior pages
Here’s the responses
MaryJo: I’m a 100% digital calendar. I can color code and set reminders. I don’t leave home without my phone so I always have my calendar.
Melony: I’m old school. Franklin Covey Classic, ring bound 5.5×8.5, leather zip planner with lots of pockets.
Michelle: I have Erin Condren, Life Planner vertical layout this year. I like the format but it is so bulky.
Judy: The planner I love is the discbound planner with inserts (happy planner). I use the Louis Vuitton Monogram cover to hold everything together. I love this style of planner because you can customize it to your liking.
Me: I love the planner pad and love Outlook reminders. I have a hybrid system that works for me. I am visual so a paper planner lets me see it all and easily write in appointments. I have a few pockets for papers and use a binder clip to keep a pad of paper in the front.
Whatever your system, remember to have a weekly planning time with your planner and task list. It’s time to schedule your tasks and check on appointments.
More on planners and time management here!