I thought I’d share my current planner setup with you guys. I’m currently using my Kikki.K planner and a mix of handmade + printable planners from my shop.
I do love my bullet journal, and I haven’t stopped using it. But at the moment I feel like I don’t have the time to create new layouts every week and month. Which is why I decided to create this printable planner that I could use instead.
And before we get going, I just wanted to say sorry for being MIA. I thought I’d just missed one blog post, but I see it’s been about a month since I last published something! I really want to be consistent, both here on the blog and on Instagram. So, maybe that’ll mean shorter blog posts for a while. But I’m not sure I’m capable of that haha
I also shot a video while I was taking the photos for this blog post and I’ve uploaded it on my youtube channel. You can check it out here – My Current Planner Setup – Mid Year 2017.
My Barcelona Plans
I start my planner with my Barcelona planner section. I’m getting really excited as the trip gets closer and closer. It’s still a month and a half before we go but who’s counting (eh, well, actually I am)…
You can read more about our Barcelona trip in this blog post, and I’ll most likely write some more about it soon so check back in if you want to see more.
My MidYear Planner
The rest of my current planner setup is from my printable mid-year planner that I recently created. You know I love the Leuchtturm1917 dotted grid, so I created a look-a-like dotted grid for this planner. The dots are there to help guide you as you write, but it doesn’t take over visually. Perfect!
You know I love the Leuchtturm1917 dotted grid, so I created a look-a-like dotted grid for this planner. The dots are there to help guide you as you write, but it doesn’t take over visually. Perfect!
Time to reflect
The planner starts off with a front page plus a page for reflection on the first half of 2017. I took a few minutes to reflect on the first six months – anything I came to think of. I also created a “Memories 1st half of 2017” on the empty opposite page so that I could separate my reflection and my memories.
A whole lot of Goal setting
Next, it’s time to set some goals!
First off the planner has two pages for your goals and vision for the second half of 2017, July to December. The idea is to use these pages as a starting point to do some mind-mapping. Get your ideas and thoughts out on paper. I do my best to keep these as non-specific as possible and I use it as more of an overview or macro vision.
Then we get down to the nitty-gritty! The following two pages are for the quarterly goals for Q3 (July – September). There’s of course a similar setup for Q4 as well that comes after September.
Here I get more specific and again I’m using the mind-mapping technique. If you look closely you’ll notice that I’m adding sections I didn’t have in my ‘goals and vision’ pages, like Barcelona and Home. I just didn’t feel right to have them in that section, they felt more like a nitty-gritty-type-of-planning so I added them here instead.
Next is the monthly setup. Each month has a front page with an inspirational quote. Plus, every month you get a chance to reflect on the previous month + set priorities/goals for the upcoming month.
Aaaaand…. *drumwhirl*… The monthly layout – a replica of my current favorite from my bullet journal. I added the sections ‘Something new to try’ and ‘Something to let go of’ which is sooo my thing #alwaysgrowing!
Weekly layouts with a specific place for your MIT’s/Most Important Tasks, tasks for the week, a place to write down people you want to remember to contact + a mindset focus. The mindset focus can be related to what you wanted to add or remove from your life this month (from the monthly layout), or maybe a mantra you want to focus on. This month (and maybe longer) mine is ‘I have enough time!’. I always feel like I don’t have enough time or that things will take so long to accomplish that I don’t even get started.
The mindset focus can be related to what you wanted to add or remove from your life this month (from the monthly layout), or maybe a mantra you want to focus on. This month (and maybe longer) mine is ‘I have enough time!’. I always feel like I don’t have enough time or that things will take so long to accomplish that I don’t even get started.
On the opposite page you have all the days of the week where you can add meetings or tasks you need to do on a specific day and so on.
Memories and so on…
And lastly, for each month, there are a few pages at the end for memories, notes and two empty pages (with a dotted grid of course). I thought it’d be a great way to be able to add habit trackers and other monthly bullet journal collections you want to use.
And that’s it…
So, what did you think? If you want to check out the printable planner you can find it in my shop: forevergoodlife.etsy.com.
I hope you have an awesome day!