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In today's post I am continuing with my planner series AND IF YOU HAVEN'T READ OR SEEN MY PREVIOUS POST SHARING MY PERSONAL PLANNER THEN PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK HERE TO SEE: my-personal-size-filofaxs-for-2019.html, because I love seeing pictures on Instagram and Facebook and videos of those who decorate and do different things in their planners and who share the love of having many planners throughout the year.
To plan my my blogs, schedule posts and mark down special dates to blog about, I have used many systems which haven't quite worked.
This planner has been the best Work Planner I have had so far, where I schedule my blogs, when I want to work on my books and do research, or make goals for my work to continue and grow, and I also use this with a couple other planning systems and notepads too (I share why further down in this blog).
With creating content for my blogs there is, and those who create Youtube content, podcasts and write books aswell as write blogposts will be familiar with too, is that there is a lot of work involved and so its important to have a good work system that you can stick to change slightly if you need to, but is there to help guide and not get you overwhelmed or lost.
A GREAT PLACE TO FIND PLANNERS!
I found this Planner in TKMaxx. They do if you don't want to buy one online and you want one that has different areas to plan and has a good set up for lots of items to jot down, then TKMaxx do quite a lot of Planners and after finding this one there were others there too I discovered and really had to rein myself in, because I could feel myself wanting another one.
First of all talking about the front of the Planner and what attracted me about this one is that I love the cover. I love marble type patterns and the colour blue is gorgeous. Not sure that the picture I share above of the front of the planner even does it justice.
I like Planners that lifts my heart because I know because of how gorgeous it is I will make the most of it, use as many pages as I can and can stick to without wanting to use an alternative planner.
The reason why I use another planning system and notepads aswell as this planner for my blogs and writing content is because of that fact I have so many ideas, that I need extra to do lists and areas to put my ideas, however I still would not have been able to have written the blogs I have posted which many have gone down well so far, without this planner I bought for planning my work this year.
When you open the front cover of this Planner from TKMaxx on the inside of the front cover there is an area to put "Who the planner belongs to" and if found (in case you lose it) a contact number. I didn't use this because this planner stays at home and I take my notebooks with information in, instead.
However it is not too bulky so if you did want to carry it in your bag then you can and it is quite lightweight for a planner with many pages to fill.
Then on the next page there a inserted folder where you can put important documents into, and then on the next page after that you have a full calendar page with months and dates for 2019 and on the other side the same, but for 2020.
What I tend to do and I will be doing for next year to get ahead to put into my next years planner, is circle or highlight any important dates that I need to keep note of.
GETTING AHEAD IS HOW I ROLL!
Moving onto the next page, there are areas to put contact details of people into and this carries onto the other side. Then you have another tab with January 2019 on it with a marble pattern on it just like the front cover and this is the beginning of the actual planning/diary pages.
At the beginning of each month in this planner after each monthly tab which is brilliantly marked out and one of the reasons I liked it because I can quickly turn to that month if I need to change or check something, is that there is a page which has an area for Goals, To do's and an area to mark an Anniversaries. I covered these sections with stickers as I was using it to mark my writing work and I even used stickers to cover over the month written at the top of the page as I wanted it to be a bit more personalised and to stand out.
Following on to the next two pages you have a full month on two pages and again really great to mark out when I would blog, work on my books, do research, special dates and any deadlines.
I did use a few stickers for these pages aswell as you have a full layout of the month on two pages for each month as you go through the planner and within in these pages there were details of the previous month and the next month listed too.
After that you begin with a horizontal layout and a good size lined section of each date of the week and have a full week on two pages. Some of the dates at the end of each month in the planner as it is marked out month by month follows onto the next months pages.
At the end of the each diary section where you have a full week on two pages you have another page which is graphed page and I used this section to write down any blogs listed in the planner that I didn't manage to post for that month.
At the very end of the planner as it is more or less the same for each month and the layout of the planner is month by month, there is a section that has a page with 2019 U.S holidays details and dates.
I have already bought my 2020 work planner which I will share soon along with the other planners I am going to use for next year. The one I bought for next year is slightly different and is opened dated, but this years planner for 2019 did work well for me and I would definitely buy a planner from TK Maxx again.
So I am going to see if I can blog some more today, but if not I will see you in tomorrows blog for Blogmas day number 7.
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Many thanks for reading and have a great day!
Planning my weeks ahead, months and year, helps to maintain a good level of wellness, so I don't become overwhelmed and remember important dates.