In my last post , I mentioned my other two planners that I will be using for 2018. These are my Kikki.K for my day job and my Carpe Diem for Tidying with Tania. So this post brings to you all the awesome details on these two 2018 planners.
Why three planners?
This is a very good question. It simply comes down to how I work and think and cope with fitting everything in. My Personal planner, Franklin Covey, which I shared in the first post is essentially my catch all, which helps me to see my months, weeks and days with full view of everything that I have to fit in. The other two planners are very specific to that part of my day and the details of what I need to do, and most importantly for me they are separated. I find that I like to work in "compartments" ...yip I just made that up...but it helps to describe how I work and why I have separate planners. If I had all the detail in one I would find it very confusing and overwhelming. Therefore the separate planners really help me to be focused.
My Carpe Diem - Tidying with Tania Planner
Obviously the name in itself is particularly motivating and totally apt for Tidying with Tania planner, or as is known my side hustle. This describes my wee business that I am slowly working on while doing my day job. This planner has to incorporate "the blog" as well as all my "business" goals and planning. For me this planner needs to be highly motivational to enable my inspiration so I need to really love working with it but it also needs to be functional and mean "business".....got my business socks on!
You will note a bit of a theme from my personal planner in how I set things up in this planner, however I have made specific sections in this folder for what I need to help me with the post schedules, planning and achieving my goals. I have 7 main sections;
- Inbox - ideas or notes I take during the day
- Month - month on a page
- Week - week on a page
- Goals - My 2018 Strategy goals
- Plans - 90 day plans - editorial calendar
- Projects - project planning sheets
- Quarterly Reviews - progress log
Within the Month and Week sections I have sub folders;
- Monthly to do
- Monthly review
- Weekly to do
- Weekly Review
I also have three separate sections at the back;
- Admin - reference information
- Miracle Morning - My inspiration boards and affirmations
- Readings - note pages
The inserts are mainly from Designerblogs.com , they are specifically designed for bloggers and I love the style of the inserts. They are functional and stylish, my ideal combination. I have also made some others myself on Google docs.
The dividers I made from card stock that I purchased and laminated. I get my card stock from Spotlight and also Warehouse stationery. I love the colours and patterns as they go with the planner itself Carpe Diem and my business mentor work book Your Best Year 2018 .
My Kikki.K - Day job planner
So this planner is quite different as it's designed to complement my electronic planning. All my monthly, weekly, and schedule , emails etc are all managed within Outlook. I do find that I use a notebook, of which over the years I have refined to three main sections;
- Today - daily (undated) which I section out with notes/emails/actions
- Meetings - notes pages
- Coaching - note pages
As a side note - I use my "Today" page to simply write notes that pop up during the day, also any actions and emails I need to follow up on from activities during the day. I transfer these every day into my calendar and to do list
Additionally I have four other sections;
- Actions - my master To Do list
- Plans - Business Plan and 90 day plans
- Diary - Just note key important dates - travel and conferences
- Notes - general notes section
I am using a Kikki.k large personal planner similar to this one . All the inserts are Kikki.K and came with the planner. As I love to personalise my planners, as with the others I have made my own dividers. I got this great card stock that is themed on Coffee from the Warehouse Stationery which is perfect for a work planner!. Functional and stylish combination..boom!. I am in love with the grey and pink and this goes well with my "pink" summer bag.
Well folks that's the overview of all three of my planners done. Let me know what you think. Has this inspired you to start using a planner? Need any help with choosing a planner? How to use it? Just drop me a line, you know I love planners so would love to help. Also share what planners you use and how you use them.
Have a fabulous week and we will catch up in my next post.
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