in this post, i show you how i set up my 2018 and 2019 year at a glance pages at the front of my new happy planner.
i brainstorm what i want to mark on these pages and exactly how i’m going to do it.
i went to michaels last week to pick up something completely non-planner-related. i repeat: i was not looking for a new planner. but i saw this 2018-19 classic 18-month happy planner and fell in love pretty instantly. and with a 40% off coupon, i couldn’t help myself!
read on for photos and a video flip-through of these gorgeous happy planner dividers.
spring–and cactus stickers–have sprung in planner land! two awesome etsy shops helped use embrace the coming greenery with the march “succulent spring” planner girl provisions box. check them out below.
how do you mark your spot in your planner? a cute clip to mark the day in my planner is one of my planner must-haves. while there are many available for purchase on etsy and from various planner and craft stores, it’s also fun to make them yourself.
plus, this step by step DIY tutorial even includes a free printable template to help you trace and cut out the paper bow for your planner clip.
i’m a homebody. and if i do leave the house, i don’t like to rush around town to run errands. what can i say? i just need more buffer time between chores and activities so i don’t burn out.
unfortunately, this personality trait makes productivity difficult sometimes. but there’s help! here’s how the strategy of piggy-backing helps me multitask with little extra effort.
the year’s end is a thrilling time for planner girls. we select our 2018 planner lineup. we set up our dashboards and dividers just how we want them. we set goals, schedules, and routines. we can’t wait to dive in to the new year!
but before we canon ball head first (is that even possible?) into 2018, can we take a few moments to reflect on 2017 real quick? a list of this year’s achievements can help you plan for a stellar 2018. here’s how.
with thanksgiving around the corner, november reminds us to give thanks for all that we have to be grateful for. that’s why this month’s planner girl provisions box came with this super pretty gratitude log. to fit the box’s “very vintage” theme, of course, we adapted a popular bullet journal spread with a vintage record motif so you could track your “grateful hits” all month long.
if you’re not familiar with this particular bullet journal layout, here’s how it works:
in a clockwise direction, number the boxes of the innermost circle from 1 to 30 for each day in november. there are 31 boxes total, so you’ll have one extra box this month. if you use this gratitude log for december, you’ll have exactly 31 boxes for each day of the month.
in the next concentric circle, write in the first letter of the weekday next to the corresponding date. m is for monday, t is for tuesday, and so on. does anybody else use r for thursday? ucla did this on academic calendars and class schedules back in my college days. so it just kind of stuck with me!
fill in the large spaces with a daily gratitude. it can be anything–big or small. for instance, the 6th was my mom’s birthday, so i was feeling especially grateful for her. that’s a pretty major one. a couple days before that, my husband and i saw a screening of willy wonka and the chocolate factory with live celebrity performances at the hollywood bowl. so on that night i felt immensely lucky to be living in los angeles and having world-famous, tourist-magnet venues at my disposal on a casual saturday night.
if you’re a pgp subscriber and want more than just the one tracker you got in your month, have no fear! if you aren’t a pgp subscriber (yet) and want to print your own tracker, we’ve got you covered too! click on the link below to download our exclusive “grateful hits” gratitude tracker.
this planner insert is half the size of a regular sheet of paper. so, it’s perfect for adding to your happy planner or erin condren life planner. you can also punch holes along the side and have it as a fold-out insert in your filofax.
let me know how your “grateful hits” tracker looks in your planner! tag @happyasannie on instagram or leave a link in the comments section below!