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The Ultimate Guide to Using a Planner Book to Get Organised and Reach Your Goals

Learn how to use your planner book to get organised and reach your goals...

Have you ever wished there was an easier way to stay organized, plan ahead, and reach your goals? Planning out your day, week, and life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and strategies, you can use a planner book to get organized, save time, and progress towards your goals. This ultimate guide to using a planner book will show you how to maximize your time and reach your goals by making a plan and staying organized. From setting your goals to scheduling your tasks and activities, to creating a productive environment, you’ll find everything you need to get organized and unlock your potential. Ready to get started? Let’s dive in!

What is a planner book and why you should use one

Our planner books are tools to stay organised, plan your days, weeks, or months, and help you achieve your goals. We have three types of planner books and there are many ways to use them. We offer three types of planner books: a daily planner book, a weekly planner book and a yearly planner book. 

Different types of planners

Depending on what you want to achieve and the type of person you are, you can select the type of planner book that will suit you best. 

Daily Planner Book

Our daily planner book is great for keeping track of your tasks and appointments for the day. If you want to keep track of your daily to-do list, plus have the flexibility to take lots of notes throughout the day without being limited by calendar grids, this may be the best option for you.

Weekly Planner Book

Our weekly planner book can help you better manage your time and see what is coming up in the next week. They are great for helping you manage your time and plan out your goals for the week ahead. If you want to better manage your time, keep a weekly to-do list, track your habits and have a dedicated space for gratitude this could be your ideal planner book.

Year Planner Book

Our year planner book allows you to see the big picture and help you plan out your goals for the month ahead, as well as plan each week of the month. If you want to better prioritise your goals for each month as well as each week, this may be your perfect planner book.

All our planner books are undated which means you can use them at any time, plus take a break from planning (for example, when you're on holiday) without wasting pages. The type of planner book you choose will depend on what you want to achieve and the type of person you are.

Our planner books have other amazing benefits:

  • Each A5 planner book is made by a thread-sewn book specialist here in the UK. The specialist binding used to make this book means that it lays flat on the table when opened, making it easier to write to the edge of each page resulting in less wasted paper.
  • Our planner books are made with premium paper sourced from sustainable forests so they are a joy to write in.
  • Each planner book has a different brightly coloured gradient cover inspired by the Caribbean. These vibrant covers help to uplift and motivate you every time you use your planner book.
Planner book flat lay binding

How to choose the right planner book for you

When choosing a planner book, you will want to consider the following: 

How do you work best? Do you like to take things day by day or plan with the bigger picture in mind?

What do you want to achieve? Do you want to track your habits, keep a gratitude log or better manage your time?

Are you trying to better manage your time? Do you think you may benefit from having a calendar grid to keep track of each day?

The type of planner book you choose should reflect what you’re trying to achieve, what type of person you are and how you like to work. 

Tips for using your planner book

Make sure you choose the right planner book for you

The one that best suits you, and the way you like to work and plan. Once you have your planner, you can start using it to stay organised and reach your goals.

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Decide what you will use your planner book for

The beauty of these undated planner books is that they can be used by virtually anyone, including students, parents and people that are self-employed. 

If you're a student, you can use them to plan your revision, organise a project or keep track of your timetable and homework. 

If you're a parent, you can use your planner book to note down important school dates, plan meals and organise chores.

If you are self-employed, you can use a planner book to keep track of your projects, plan your social media activities and note down your appointments and various deadlines.

If you're planning a wedding, you can use a planner book to note down details of vendors, keep track of wedding tasks and plan when you need to complete each task.

You can also use a planner book in your personal life to keep track of personal appointments, birthdays and special events. Or even keep a planner book as your gratitude journal or habit tracker.

Set your goals and priorities

Whatever way you choose to use your planner book before you start make sure to set your goals and priorities. This will help you decide what to put in your planner book and how best to use it. 

Organise your planner

Before you start using your planner book, it is important to organise it in a way that works for you. Make sure you know exactly how you want to organise it, so you can take full advantage of it. 

Start using your planner

Don't be intimidated by the first blank page - there is no right or wrong way to use your planner book! Once you’ve set your goals, organised your planner book, and decided what to put in it, you can start using your planner to stay organised and reach your goals.

How to create a daily, weekly, and monthly plan

When creating a daily, weekly or monthly plan, you first need to list all the tasks, deadlines and appointments you have for the day, week or month. Then prioritise these tasks considering their urgency and importance. 

Next, write all your appointments that can not be changed in your plan (like a lecture or doctor's appointment) so you have visibility on how much time you have. Then, add in all the urgent and important tasks around your appointments. Once you have done this step, you have better visibility of how much space you have for your other tasks. 

Now you can write these remaining tasks in your plan, remember to delegate any tasks someone else could help you with, schedule for a later date any tasks that can wait and eliminate any unnecessary tasks. The most important thing to keep in mind when planning is to be realistic. Don't overwhelm yourself with too many tasks as it can reduce your motivation. It's much better to leave room around each task to anticipate tasks taking longer than expected or not going exactly as planned.

Tips for getting organised with a planner

If you're hoping to use a planner book to help you get organised, here are a few tips that may help.

Set a time to use your planner. Create a routine that works for you and set a time to use your planner every day, week or month. This could be first thing in the morning or last thing at night to plan your tasks for the coming day. Or if you're using a weekly planner, you may choose to use your planner book every Sunday or Monday to plan for the week ahead. Just make sure to create a routine that works with your schedule so you can stick to it.

Planner book on table with notepads and notebooks

Take time to review your planner often. Once you've planned your day, week or month, be sure to review your plan often to make sure you're staying on track with what you planned. This will help you stay focused, and organised and help work towards completing your goals. 

Tick off tasks as you complete them. When you review your planner book, make sure you're ticking off completed tasks. This helps keep you motivated to keep going, and overall leads to you feeling more organised. 

How to use a planner to reach your goals

If you want to use your planner book to reach specific goals in any aspect of your life, it’s important to set the goals you want to achieve. One popular way of goal-setting is using SMART goals - goals that are specific, measurable, attainable (achievable), realistic (relevant), and time-bound. Read more about setting SMART goals here

Once you’ve set your goals, you can write them down in your planner book so you can always refer back to them and then use your goals to work out what tasks you need to complete to achieve them. You can then use your planner book of choice to prioritize and schedule these tasks as well as keep track of your progress. 

It is also a good idea to create the habit of using your planner book often to help you stay on top of your goals and make progress towards them. With the right habits and a planner book, you'll be well on your way to reaching your goals!

Planner Book Companions

Planner books work amazing on their own to help you stay organised, schedule your time and reach your goals. But they can be even more effective with the addition of the right notebook or notepad. See some of our designs below:

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