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In my previous posts, I talked about why it’s important to set goals, how to successfully slay your goals, and the importance of creating the right action plan and using a planner to help you get organized and on track.
(And pssst.. if you haven’t read those posts yet, I highly recommend you do!)
If you’ve made the conscious decision that you want to get closer to achieving your dreams and experience your best year yet, the next step of finding the right tool to help you get there can feel a little overwhelming.
If you’re feeling a little lost and you’re unsure of which planner you should get, I break down 15 kick-ass options you can consider to get organized today!
1. Erin Condren LifePlanner
If you’re totally new to the planner world, you’ve probably heard of the ever so popular Erin Condren LifePlanner.
The Erin Condren LifePlanner is a really fun and customizable planner that will help improve your productivity so you can get your life together. They come in so many sizes, covers, and formats from coiled LifePlanners to binder LifePlanners, and so much more. There’s definitely one that’s right for you.
What I really like about Erin Condren planners are the corresponding stickers that they sell specifically made just for the planner.
These stickers help elevate the whole planning experience because they allow you to customize your planner and make it totally your own. Overall, it can make goal planning a lot more fun and enjoyable and can even turn it into a calming and therapeutic process!
2. Day Designer
Day Designer was designed in mind for women who want to live an intentional and meaningful life and this is exactly what this planner helps you do!
Whether you’re a working mom, an entrepreneur, or a student, there’s definitely a planner from Day Designer that’s right for you. Choose from a variety of beautiful, feminine designs and sizes to help you stay productive and focused and find the right balance in your life.
If you’re in need of a daily workhorse, you’ll love the Day Designer Flagship Daily Planner.
With a combination of both style and functionality, this planner is definitely an essential tool to help you get organized this year! The durable cover and strategically placed gold corners are great for protection if you need to carry this around. It even includes goal setting worksheet and daily inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated.
3. Rifle Paper Co.
I recently discovered Rifle Paper Co. and it has become one of my favorite brand of planners. If you’re looking for an elegant yet functional planner, I highly recommend this!
The vintage floral design inside is absolute beautiful. Included is a hidden gold spiral binding, weekly and monthly spreads, 2 whole pages of colored stickers, coated tabs, a pocket folder, and inspirational quotes.
4. Kate Spade
Kate Spade always comes out with cool planner designs each year that are totally worthy of being picked up. If you’re looking for something motivational, you’ll definitely want to pick one up for yourself or a loved one today.
5. Moleskine Daily Planner
My most absolute favorite brand of planners and journals that I rave to everyone in both my personal life, as well as online, is Moleskine.
Although their design is simplistic, their planners look professional, elegant, and so classy! Not only are they beautiful, they’re an absolute dream to write in as well because the pages are absolutely buttery smooth. The leather outer is also so soft yet durable and the binding allows you to fully open the journal and use the page up entirely.
You can choose from a variety of colors, designs (from ruled to blank to grid), sizes (including pocket, large, and extra large) as well as between hard and soft covers.
If you’re looking for a simple planner for everyday use to get organized, the Moleskine planners that I highly recommend are:
Moleskine Daily Planner – If you’re in need of a daily planner that has a ton of room, the Moleskine Daily Planner is perfect to plan your day in detail and help you stay organized. Each page is neatly laid out for you to write your daily schedule and add any extra notes you may need to complete your to-do list. This planner runs from January to December.
Moleskine Weekly Planner – Don’t need a lot of room to write out your daily schedule but you want to still keep track of your weekly schedule? The Moleskine Weekly Planner may be a good option for you. This weekly planner is more compressed so it’s easier to bring with you everywhere if you’re always on the go but it still comes with a whole lot of room to plan your week out and add any extra notes.
Moleskine Ruled Notebook – This ruled journal is perfect for on the go and to write notes in. Pop the pocket-sized or large-sized notebook into your purse if you’re going to a business meeting or in your school bag if you’re jotting down notes in class. Or get the extra large size to leave on your desk if you’re going to be at home!
6. Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Journal
The Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Journal is a great option if you’re looking to venture into bullet journaling and want to have the ability to customize the planner to make it uniquely you.
Like Moleskine, it comes with high-quality paper and is thread bound so that it fully opens and allows you to use the entire page. However, some key differences include dotted pages, a table of contents customizable by you, and numbered pages to help you get organized and easily find old notes.
Check out my post on the essential bullet journal supplies and accessories you need if you’re interested in starting your own bullet journal!
7. Passion Planner
Are you looking to create the life you’ve always wanted? Well, you can now with the Passion Planner!
This faux-leather planner helps you figure out your passions along with the short-term and longer-term goals that will help you get there so you can start to achieve your dreams today.
You’ll learn to manage your time better, prioritize, maintain a work-life balance, and participate in monthly check-ins to reflect on the past and plan for the future.
In addition to the planner, you’ll get full access to free downloadable PDFs, inserts, and printables (including a finance tracker, habit tracker, and so much more!).
8. Panda Planner Pro
The Panda Planner Pro is an undated planner that uses a scientific approach to improve productivity and happiness.
Crush your goals with this great planner and achieve a better work-life balance by prioritizing, staying focused, and organized.
It even comes with awesome bonus gifts to help you get organized fast including 7 free ebooks and a mini video course to help you improve your productivity levels by 10 times!
9. Live Whale Planner
Want to increase your productivity, positivity, and success?
The Live Whale Planner is beautifully designed to help you increase all 3 to manage your life with ease.
This unique leather planner comes with daily gratitude, priority, and habit tracking areas so you can track and increase your motivation, happiness, and reach your goals.
It even comes with a budgeting section, motivational quotes, and a brain dump area that lets you write down any thoughts you have.
10. Freedom Mastery Law Of Attraction Life Planner
The Freedom Mastery Deluxe Law Of Attraction Life Planner is a weekly planner that helps increase your productivity, happiness, and gratitude.
If you’re looking to be the best version of yourself mentally, physically, and amongst your interpersonal relationships, this planner is right for you!
With a ton of features including mind maps, reflection pages, habit trackers, and morning and evening power questions, this planner will steer you in the right direction to help you kick ass and slay your goals this year.
Ban.do has slowly become one of my favorite stationary stores (along with all of their other cute adorable products that they sell!) over the years because they have so many sizes to choose from and their designs are always fun and youthful.
This daily planner definitely doesn’t disappoint. Included are weekly inspirational messages, tons of space to write out your goals and to-do lists, fun stickers and graphics, and a great cover design all mashed into one.
12. The Simplified Planner
The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley is another great planner that helps to simplify your life and is often compared to the Day Designer planners, which I talked about earlier.
Like the Day Designer, it includes a minimalistic design with daily blocks and a section for your to-do list. This planner shown above is weekly but there are also monthly and daily planners available in a variety of different sizes to choose from.
Each month includes tips on how to simplify your day and other ideas on how to improve your scheduling.
13. Clever Fox Planner
The Clever Fox Planner is a great undated planner if you’re looking to supercharge your productivity, boost your happiness, and success this year.
This compact planner will teach you how to set better goals and incorporate how to add in productivity and gratitude techniques to your day. It includes a habit tracker, gratitude journal, affirmations, colorful stickers, a pen holder, and 3 bookmarks.
It also comes in a rainbow of colors to choose from and I must say that the fox design on the cover is absolutely adorable!
14. The Happy Planner
The Happy Planner is a totally customizable planner with a unique disc-bound spiral that allows you to put in and take out pages as you please.
This will be right up your alley if you’re the type of person who hates how most planners are fixed and you want the freedom to make it totally your own.
Just choose a front cover design (they have tons!), your perfect size (from mini, classic, to big), customize your pages, and decorate it with stickers, washi tape, and more. They also come in undated and dated versions so there’s one for everyone’s needs!
15. Simple Elephant Planner
The Simple Elephant Planner is another awesome undated planner option that will help you achieve your goals and help you lead a happier life. Included are mindmap and vision board sections as affirmations, goals, and gratitude statements.
The 110gsm paper is a notable feature of this planner if you find that most planners don’t include thick enough paper and your pens tend to bleedthrough to the other side of the page.
Having the right tools to help you stay organized is half the battle. I hope this post was helpful in helping you choose a planner that might be right for you.
Don’t forget to check out my other posts on goal setting and being more productive with your day:
- How To Slay Your Goals This Year & Get Sh*t Done
- 25 New Year’s Goal Ideas For 2021 + Why Should You Set Goals This Year
- How To Stay Motivated To Reach Your Goals
- 8 Things You Need To Do Before 9 AM For A More Productive Day
- 6 Ways To Start The Week Off Right Every Sunday
- 30 Productive Things To Do Before Bed Instead Of Watching Netflix
- How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home
- How To Stay Healthy And Sane When You Work At A Desk Job
- 10 Self-Improvement Books To Read In 2021
Which planner are you going to use this year to help you get organized and stay on track? Feel free to share in the comments!