I wanted to show you guys my planner setup for 2015. Above is my planner. I got it in Florence when I was travelling in Italy. I’m not sure of the exact name of the planner but I purchased it in a very nice store called Pineider. They had a variety of products but their main focus was on leather. I chose this grey and yellow open style planner because I loved how the colours complimented each other. This planner was originally 300 euros but it was 85% off and I purchased it for only 45 euros! For such a high quality planner, you can imagine how happy I was to snag it for such a good price. I asked the sales person why it was discounted so much and they said that it was due to low demand since most people nowadays use electronic devices for management and planning. Anyhow, I was super thankful and bought it without a second thought. I’ve seen quite a few people in the Facebook clubs order planners from Pineider’s online store as well. I know they ship worldwide so you can click here to go to their website if you’re interested!
Anyways, here is the inside of my planner when you flip it open. I’m using the dashboard it came with but I put it in a protective sleeve since I don’t have a laminator. There’s only one little pocket in the front which I don’t use and a sleeve where I keep some sticker sheets. I change my planner pens all the time but right now I’m using this light periwinkle coloured Le Pen from Marvy.
After flipping the dashboard I keep my date pages. I prefer undated inserts and I’m not really sure why. I forgot where I found these inserts but I like them very much because of how simple and cute they are. BTW I just used a random monthly page to take a picture if you’re wondering why I’m flipped to the month of November.
Next are my weekly inserts that I purchased from Cocoa Daisy. Again, I’m using undated ones just because. I do like the grid paper for writing on but I’m probably going to find new inserts to use next year. I think these inserts are very nice but I would prefer a simpler insert with no preset colour scheme so that I can decorate it to whatever colours I want. For each week, I like to write out what classes I have, what homework I need to do, and what shows I need to watch. All those names you see with numbers next to them are current Asian dramas that I’m keeping up with. Lets just say I watch a lot of Asian dramas and I sometimes prioritize them before homework (shhhhh!).
Next is my first divided section. In this ‘productivity’ section, I have inserts for the following:
- To do list
- To buy list
- Parcels to expect
- Gift ideas
As you can see I have a lot of lists. I love lists. Lists are pretty much my life.
The second divided section is what I call my ‘entertainment’ section. I have inserts for the following:
- Dramalist (can you tell I’m obsessed with dramas yet?)
- To watch list
- To read list
- blog post ideas
Yes, these are all lists again. I get a lot of satisfaction from recording everything I want to do and then checking it off. I’m sure many of you guys will understand (I hope). Also, my memory is quite bad so if I see a trailer for an interesting movie or something I’ll write it down or else I’ll forget it and miss out.
The last section is my school section. I have these course info inserts that I find very useful. During the school year if I need to email the prof or get extra help then I’ll flip to here and find their emails and office hours. Other than these sheets, I also dedicate a single note page to record important stuff from the syllabus.
And that’s pretty much it for my planner! This is my one and only planner so far and I currently don’t feel the need for another one (reason: no money). All the inserts you see other than my monthly and weekly pages are all made by me. They aren’t anything special. Just a couple of simple inserts I made in Microsoft Word. I don’t really decorate excessively because (1) I like to keep my planner simple and (2) I don’t trust my eye for design (this is the real reason, (1) was just a lie). I use my planner basically to keep track of my life because I like to stay organized and on top of things.