Congratulations! You completed the 5 Days to Planner Peace challenge.
If you participated in the challenge by posting your pictures on social media and using the hashtag, you will be entered in a random drawing for one of the prizes.
If you got behind, don’t worry. I’m waiting until Monday to be sure all pictures are posted before I do the drawing.
In the meantime, here are the corresponding blog posts in case you missed anything.
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The process outlined in the challenge is the process I used to develop my current planner. Admittedly, it took me longer than a week to put it together, so please realize that this is just the tip of the iceberg and could well take you longer.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email.
You made it! This is day 5 of the 5 Days to Planner Peace challenge.
Like I said at the beginning, this challenge will not give you planner peace in and of itself, but hopefully it got you on the right path to it.
For today, show us a picture of your whole system. This means your planner, your favorite planning pen(s), highlighters, sticky notes, and even your stickers and washi tape (if you use them).
Share it on your favorite social media platforms and use the hashtag so we can find you.
With the prevalence of smart phones and tablets, I understand the appeal of only using a digital calendar. I know it doesn’t work for me. Out of sight, out of mind.
I do better when I use a combination. I put dates and notes in my phone and then write them in my planner later.
What about you? Do you use strictly paper, digital, or a combination?
Take a picture or screenshot and share it with us with the hashtag.
We’re at the halfway point. How is it going?
Today, I’d like you to think about what other sections you need in your planner. For an example, see this post I did a while back about my planner for 2019.
Share a picture of either the list you come up with or the section dividers in your planner. Remember to use the hashtag so we can find you.
I suppose a planner doesn’t necessarily have to have a calendar, but it’s certainly helpful.
Today’s prompt is to start with your calendar. You don’t have to draw it out yourself unless you want to. Pre-printed calendars are fine. I use one from Handy Forms LLC that I ordered from Amazon.
Share a picture of your calendar with us on social media. Remember to use the hashtag so we can find you.
What does that mean? What houses your planner?
Do you use an A5 binder? A spiral notebook? A special notebook? A Happy Planner or Erin Condren? Or do you use something else?
Share it with us on your social media platform of choice and use the hashtag so we can find you.
Everyone who uses a planner is looking for planner peace. It’s elusive, but it’s attainable.
Let me be clear, this challenge itself will NOT get you to planner peace, but it will get you started down that path.
Here are the prompts.
1. What houses your planner?
2. Start with your calendar (pre-printed is fine).
3. What other sections do you need?
4. Do you use print, digital, or a combo?
5. Your whole system
If you participate, post on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the above hashtag. Check my blog daily for the prompts and a brief description.
Participants will be entered into a random drawing for two prizes:
1. 1 x scholarship to 40 Days of Creativity ($147 value)
2. 1 x Create Your Own DIY Planner ebook ($5 on Kindle)
That’s it. Happy planning!