Just a few helpful planner tips to help you along the way with a huge asterisk (warning sign?) that I am figuring all of this out right alongside you and, while not perfect, these are some ideas me and the team have come up with for the 2023 Horizontal Weekly Planner that seem to make some good planning sense.
What's beautiful about our planners is that you can get as detailed or as chill about all kinds of planning and that most definitely includes meal planning. Check out some of our favorite meal planning layouts using our 2023 Planners.
I love, love, love how versatile our planners are and something about putting these images + post together just solidified it for me. All three of us are using the exact same planner layout (Team Vertical Weekly over here), but in very different ways. Check out how we are planning to plan in January 2023.
A few of our favorite bags that fit the Laurel Denise planners like the beautiful, special, and precious specimens that they are.
This planner is the perfect companion when your life is filled with lists, lots and lots of lists. Things on these lists either need to get done at some point or need to get done at a very specific point, the most important part is that you can see those lists throughout your entire month. Here is the way I like to set up my 2023 Project Planner.
It's no secret that I use planners to, well, PLAN. I have a crazy full life as a small business owner, a wife, a mom of two little ones, an exerciser, and a maker in my free time. My planner is usually filled with actual plans and to-do lists and not a lot of the beautiful and inspiring extras I see on other planners (which are, seriously, so beautiful). Here are some nuts-and-bolts-very-basic-but-this-is-how-I'd-use-the-planner-ideas for our 2023 Vertical Weekly Planner.
Listen, there are a million and three ways you can use our planner set up, which is for sure part of the magic. But, sometimes that can get overwhelming. I took the most basic, everyday planner use ideas and put them here, but visually.
So you have the Monthly Project Planner AND you were one of the few that was able to snag this layout before we sold out! Congratulations are in order. Now that you have this oh so very prized item, let's talk about how you can use it!
Here we are at the beginning of the year. You have your planner, I have my planner, and we are both two terrified humans absolutely frozen in place because we don't want to mess up this thing of beauty in front of us. All of those crispy, white, perfectly un-touched white pages. Those covers without any dings or dents. I know it, you know it. But, we bought planners in order to, well, plan! So, let's put perfectionism aside and remember that planners are meant to be lived in!
Welp, it's here folks: Your most anticipated blog post of December. I'm not sure if you're aware...
Like, I would legit like to tell you about the day I had at Target when I wandered upon the most magical pen ever and which Starbucks drink I was sipping and why I made that drink choice and all of it. Or about that day I found myself on Amazon and just happened upon my favorite pen was a magical day only captured in fairy tales...
Okay, so, task management. Let's talk about it. From one anxious, overachieving, control freak to another, nothing overwhelms me more than a giant task list. But nothing brings me more comfort than jotting alllllllllll of those tasks onto one, big brain dump and then assigning them a time, a day, a week, or a month to get done. This giant brain dump automatically takes me down 12,000 freak out notches. And those 12,000 notches make going through the crazy, giant, sometimes scary task list part worth it.
So, you have a new planner and you're super overwhelmed. Living in fear of making that first pen...