With the new year around the corner, it’s the time where most of us get excited about new planners and setting goals. When it comes time to hunt for a new planner, it might be overwhelming to see how many of them are available out there.
With so many planner options out there, you might be wondering how to find the right planner for you. We have some great tips to help you find that absolutely dreamy planner for 2022.
Think about what you need from a planner
When it comes to finding a planner that works for you, you should sit down and think about what you need from a planner. Don’t just think about the popular brands out there, or what you saw your favorite influencer use. Think about your day-to-day life instead.
Do you set goals?
Do you track habits?
Are you trying to get out of debt?
Do you want something you can decorate?
Do you need a whole year or do you want the flexibility to start and stop?
If you buy a planner with beautiful habit trackers, but you don’t care about habits, you’re just going to be upset that you have space going to waste.
What do you need a planner to help you do? Maybe you’re someone who loses track of appointments or assignments.
Test out ideas in a notebook
Before you buy a planner, you can always test out your ideas in a notebook. See if you want some time blocking, need a space for hourly break downs, or see if you prefer more free-flow style in your planner.
You can go to your local store and buy a really cheap lined notebook just to test out some different ideas. Look at planners you’re debating buying and recreate their outlines inside your notebook.
Go all out and make spreads, try colorful ideas, use minimalist trackers, try it all. You’ll quickly learn what you love and what you don’t.
What are your goals?
When it comes to finding a planner that works for you, you’ll need to analyze your goals and see if there are planners that help you achieve them.
For example, the MSTRPLN planner is designed for people who want to get on top of their finances. There are debt trackers and monthly/weekly budget check-ins to help you stay on track.
No matter what your goal is, there are so many planners out there that can help you achieve specific goals. If you don’t have anything super specific you’re trying to accomplish, you can always use a regular planner.
Accept you might have to try a few planners
Tons of people buy planners, realize it’s not a good fit, and then beat themselves up for not using it. That’s the last thing you want to do!
Just accept that it wasn’t a right fit, but figure out why it wasn’t. Were the pages not big enough? Was it bound in a way you didn’t enjoy? If you can figure out why a planner wasn’t a good fit, that can help you get closer to a better planner for you.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive planner that includes scheduling and tasks, you’ll love our MSTRPLN planners. Check them out: here!