Two Types of Planners (As I See It)


I think there are at least two types of planners (but probably more): 

  1. people that use a planner.
  2. people that use a planner, and are INTO planners.
My sister is the first type of planner.  She buys a new spiral-bound planner every year and uses it to fill in important dates and keep up with her appointments and other important events.  She is highly organized, so having a place to keep up with information, that she might otherwise forget, is important to her.  

Then you have people like me.  I have a ringed planner and I use it faithfully to record my doctor appointments and family events.  The system is important to me so that nothing falls into the cracks.  However, I also change up items in my planner that doesn't interrupt my system at all.  I change dividers, page markers, inserts, and sometimes even sizes.

I change up inserts even when what I am using obviously works for me, but I am, yes, one of those people who are INTO my planner.  I see other pages and I just want to try them, even when I know I won't necessarily try them for long.

I have used my current daily page for a few months now, but I feel the itch to switch!  I'm not sure what I will be trying next, but if I come up with something new, I'll be sure to share it with you.  Suggestions are always welcome!

What kind of planner are you?

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  1. I suppose I'd be categorized as someone INTO my planner! I've been using 2PPD (FC) for 2021. It's basically a TO DO list and journal combined. Even with that, there is so much wasted space I keep thinking I'll move to a 1PPW until March when the Dr. appointments start but this set was a gift from my husband so I'm trying to stick with it!

    I envy you being able to create beautiful forms where you can switch it up when you want. I'd like to do that too but don't have a clue how to get started. Oh well, back to the drawing board. .

    Great post!

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    1. I downloaded a free program and began practicing...a lot of trial and error. It's never too late to learn! :)

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    2. I like to think of myself as being somewhat "computer savvy" but I have issues making Word or Excel work for me. What is the name of the free program you got started with? I try to find it or something like it.
      You have helped me more than you know!! Thank you so much!

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    3. I learned, years ago, with Microsoft Publisher which was fairly simple. The program I’ve used for the past 6-7 years is Serif Page Plus. I ended up paying $20 to upgrade it so I could make PDF’s. If you decide to try it, feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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  2. I use a planner for appointments etc but I'm more into keeping notes on plane pages that allows me to write whatever wherever I want on the page. I'm not into decorations etc but do appreciate other people's work and think it's wonderful for them.
    My planner is a slim Cuban personal Filofax with very thin rings so I don't stuff it with blanks.
    I also have every other size of ring planner from mini to a whopping A 4. and used them regularly "in the field". Mainly I use dilapidated A5 work horse with battle scars but still functioning perfectly well.

    With a little crafty Nick in the bottom left corner the personal size pages can be placed in the A5. When I'm going to a meeting I use a bound but perforated A5 note book slipped into a nice leather cover that looks real smart. Then I just punch the pages I want to keep in either A5 or trimmed to Personal for the Cuban if I need to carry that particular information for a period of time. So I'm a "type one planner user" with a recessive "type 2 into planner" gene some where in the family tree.

    Enjoyed the post

    Declan

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