When I was looking for my 2015 planner, I came across a lot of gorgeous options, like Kate Spade and Filofax. But I chose the Simplified Planner because of Emily Ley. I love supporting women who have created wonderful things, and I love her message about creating a simplified life. After a few days, I already know it is going to help me make the most of 2015.
This planner has an entire page for each day. The lay out helps me focus on one day at a time.The daily page includes a calendar that runs from 7 am to 7 pm, which makes all the difference in my planning. As a visual person, the calendar allows me to get a good idea of my day, so I can see when I am busy and when I have some blank space. This helps me to be more realistic about how many tasks I can add to my to do list.
Each daily page also has a Notes section, which I use to write a little bit about my day. I'll include something I accomplished or something I should work on. I use the Dinner section to write what I had to eat for the day. I like that the sections are minimally labeled, so if I wanted to, I could use the sections for other purposes.
Though the week days are given a whole page, each weekend day is given half a page. I love this because the limited task list reminds me to spend the weekend relaxing, exploring, and having fun. Sundays have a "Weekly Prep" list which is great for helping you get a head start on the week ahead.
While I love this planner, I'm a bit disappointed with the quality. This is one of the more expensive options, so I expected excellent quality. But I find this to be fragile. The pages turn with some difficulty, which is frustrating if I need to turn several pages to see a week ahead. But we'll see, it could easily last the entire year without breaking down, who knows?
What planner are you using for 2015?
Until next time,