I have one in a red binder that I use for my personal life. I told the family it was "the bible." If something were to happen to me, the first place they should look for information would be there. I use standard DayRunner or DayTimer monthly calendars in that.
The second planner I use is for my Administrative Solutions life. This one is strictly for my transcription business. It holds a record of my daily work. I use a regular spiral planner for that. The past few years it has been a Brownline planner, pink to support breast cancer awareness. A portion of the cost of the planner goes to support that cause.
The third planner I have just begun to use for my "creative life." It is to help me with my Etsy site, this blog and just to help me grow creatively. The first year I used a planner it was spiral bound but too big. Last year I got a standard spiral one but it did not seem quite right.
There are sites out there where you can design your own planners but that can get expensive and I was finding that I liked one thing from one site and something else from another. Etsy has several shops that sell planners and inserts but none seemed just right for me either. Finally, I decided to make my own. I had a very specific idea for what I wanted. I liked the spiral part. I wanted one with both the monthly pages and the daily pages and it had to have a lot of room to write.
I found the perfect "base" planner at Staples. It has a plastic "see through" cover so I could put my own design on it. This is what I came up with:
|Inside front cover.|
|Monthly view. Love lots of space to write.|
|On each month I added an embellishment |
with an affirmation or quote I like.
|Plastic sleeve insert|
could use to insert my to do list and the reading challenge I am doing. I can move those from day to day, week to week or whatever.
Finally, I got some plastic pockets that stick on the back cover. This holds some extra business cards and other odds and ends.
How about you? Planners make a difference in your life? Got a favorite? Share!