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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
- Current Planner Binder – Black 3-Ring DayRunner with zipper closure
- Inside Front Cover – decorative paper, page header labels, clear pocket with sticky notes
- Divider with 2018 Word of the Year
Read my post about my 2018 Word of the Year.
- Clear Poly Divider
- Green Poly Divider – motivational stickers, pretty/color stickers
- Monthly Pages
- Vellum Page Divider
- Scrapbook Paper Divider
- Blog Post Process Tracker
- Bookmark “Pray Continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17”
- Clear Pocket – Sticky Notes
- Page Marker – “TFP” (Time For Planning)
- To Do Pages for Time For Planning for the Week
- Page Marker – Weekly
- Weekly Page
- Corresponding Daily Pages
- Page Marker – “Today”
- 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
- Blue Poly Divider – motivational stickers, pretty/color stickers
- Sheet Protector – small pieces of paper
- Page Lifter
- Back Cover – Printed Pages Folded in Half
Page Setup & Contents
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.
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)
- Time For Planning Related (such as social media, pageviews, etc)
- Monthly Index – recording important items for future reference
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.
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.
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.