One of my newest planners is the large format Happy Planner. I decided to use this for my social media organization, because I found the larger vertical layout space was perfect for how I envisioned using the planner. The first thing I do each week is label each section as blog, Instagram, and other. Next, I write the categories for my blog, and any challenges I am partipating on Instagram, on the cooresponding day. Finally, I am ready to plan. The most important feature of this planner is the space that allows me to print the pictures I am using on both platforms and insert them into the planner. This visual allows me a better idea of the content I am creating. I use the app Photogrid to create a picture of 6 to 9 photos. After saving the file, I upload it to Walgreens to print. The pictures print in a 4 x 4 format. Then it is easy to cut them apart and attach them. In the two weeks that I have used this planner, I feel more productive and focused on what content I am putting out there. The final piece of keeping up with my blog is the stats chart I created in my bullet journal (bujo). Seeing a visual of my stats and how they coorespond to my posts has allowed me to be more intentional when developing content.
My Bullet Journal (BUJO) is everything I ever wanted in a planner. Last year I blogged about Bullet Journals and shared a video to help understand what bullet journals are and how to set up your own. You can link here to catch up on bullet journals with my original post. I have also included a slideshow in the post before this one of my current BUJO for the month of January. There are also some amazing resources on Pinterest and you can follow the hashtags #bujo and #bujojunkie on Instagram. There is also a BUJO group on Facebook. Please let me know if you would like to be added.
I might need an intervention as I currently have 7 planners and I am thinking about adding one more. I will list the planners I use in order from bottom to top.
1. Happy Planner Large Format - Social Media Planner
2. Day Designer - Planner Command Center
3. Mixed Media Notebook - Fauxbonichi Journal
4. Happy Planner - Creative Planner
5. Piccadilly Journal - Bullet Journal
6. Happy Planner Fitness Planner - Healh Planner
7. Day Designer (not pictured above) - Work Planner
8. ---(yet to find)--------------Spiritual Planner
I thought one planner would be enough at first, but then I went down the rabbit hole of Instagram and Pinterest and emerged wanting one of everything. Over the next few weeks (Monday's post) I will share with you each of my planners and how I use them in my daily life. Below I have showcased my work planner. Honestly, it is my go to to keep me organized at work! I utilize the monthly spread to keep up with all work related events. I then utilize the weekly layout to manage tasks and to do lists. Being able to color in the box next to a task lends itself to a feeling of accomplishment. It is my daily routine to take a few minutes to write down my goals for the day. Anything that doesn't get finished is migrated to the next day.