January 2018 Planner Setup and Contents

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January 2018 Planner Setup and Contents. Time For Planning Insight Academy. Practical Planning Segment. www.timeforplanning.com

January 2018 Planner Setup and Contents

Today I am sharing my January 2018 planner setup and contents.  I have taken this post a step further by detailing the weekly planning process I use in the Time For Planning Insight Academy.  Click here to learn more.

Typically, I know how I plan and do my planning without much thought to my actual system as a whole.  However, as the year progresses I find various things that need to be added and removed from my planning system.

Planner Setup From Front To Back

January 2018 Planner Setup from Front to Back. Time For Planning Insight Academy. www.timeforplanning.com

  • Current Planner Binder – Black 3-Ring DayRunner with zipper closure

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AT-A-GLANCE Day Runner Windsor QuickView Slim Profile 

Day-Timer Desk Size Black Cover 



Read my post about my 2018 Word of the Year.


Weekly Pages and Daily Pages for Current Month and the Following Month (the following month is binder clipped together)

January 2018 Notes Section. Time For Planning Insight Academy. www.timeforplanning.com

  • Divider with Tab – Notes Section
    (in no particular order)
  • Outlines for Future Blog Posts
  • Things to Google
  • Blogs I Follow
  • Resource Library
  • Synonyms for 2018 Word of the Year
  • iBooks Phone App Contents
  • Read, Listen, Watch List
  • TFP Book Club post outline for Selection #1: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Podcasts List
  • Undated To Do List
  • assortment of grid,lined, and plain paper

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Page Setup & Contents

January 2018 Page Setup and Contents for Monthly, Weekly, and Daily Pages. Time For Planning Insight Academy. Practical Planning Segment. www.timeforplanning.com

I found that most of the sections weren’t getting the attention they needed.  For 2018, I have removed sections from my planner setup.  Now I have the to-do list(s) and any additional corresponding pages/information in front of the weekly page for the week the tasks are assigned.  The tasks and information will be flipped through more often, so my hope is that I will take action.  Sometimes the “in front of my face” method is what works for me.  I’m sure some of you can relate.

Monthly

The monthly page setup is a “traditional” 2-page spread.  Currently, I have January to June in my planner.  In April I will add the remaining 6 months.

The contents of the monthly pages:

  • editorial calendar for Time For Planning
  • Appointments (almost never have any appointments)
  • Birthdays
  • Trackers: 
    • Steps
    • Time For Planning Related (such as social media, pageviews, etc)
  • Monthly Index – recording important items for future reference

Weekly

In 2017, the weekly page was a constant battle for me.  When I added it into my planner, I didn’t use it.  When I removed it, I wanted it.

In 2018, the weekly page will be staying no matter what. The weekly page I am using is a week on 1-page.  I draw vertical lines to create 3 columns.  The columns (in order) have the Time For Planning editorial calendar, to do list / appointments / errands, and social media calendar.

Daily

Again, in 2017, it seemed that I was constantly battling the layout for my daily page.  Part of the reason for the indecisiveness was due to the things I wanted to track, but I was never filling in the information.

The graphic below shows my daily page setup. I am currently using a lined-paper. I absolutely love my daily pages.  This is where all the details are recorded for each day.

Daily Page Layout. Time For Planning Insight Academy. Practical PlanningSegment. www.timeforplanning.com

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Learn more here about the Weekly Routine Workbook that includes a step-by-step guide to create your own weekly routine.  The Weekly Routine Workbook offers tips and ideas for setting a routine for a “typical” week.  By following the steps provided you will be creating a routine task list for your day, week, and month when you focus on the 7-day week.

Weekly Planning Workbook. setting up a routine for a typical week. Time For Planning Insight Academy. TFP Store. www.timeforplanning.com


About Christina Davis

I have used various types of planners, inserts, and supplies over the past 26 years. I am also fascinated with personal development; specifically time management. Managing responsibilities and happiness (or contentment) are equally important. So naturally, I want to help you discover how to do the same! Contact Me and let me know how I can help you!

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