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Ah, the calendar. Also known as one of the most important parts of your planning system. But what all needs to go into this key component? Deciding which method of calendaring is best for you really depends on the level of detail your schedule requires.
- Daily is best for folks who juggle multiple priorities, need a stricter schedule, or have a schedule that really benefits from hour-by-hour scheduling. (Personally, my days are not conducive to that level of detailed scheduling.)
- Weekly is usually a good “medium” level of scheduling. I tend to like this one myself – working on a to-do list over the course of 7 days instead of a specifically daily list. Sometimes I sneak in a daily page, if I have a particularly hectic day to organize.
- Monthly was my option of choice last year when so much of the year was spent inside the walls of my own house. But since life seems to be moving forward again, I will probably go back to a hybrid of monthly and weekly.
While you can create your own or buy a pre-made calendar, printables make it so much easier to get started. And don’t forget to download your free printables in my library!
- monthly habit and water tracker
- project planner page
- weekly planner page (several different designs)
- one-page monthly
- budget planner
Within the first five pages of my planner, I always include these Year at a Glance and Year in Color pages.
- The Year in Color is a great way to track your moods throughout the year.
If you want a full printable planner, check out this beautiful 2022 dated planner! So much easier than dating or making your own! It includes a full annual calendar, Year at a Glance, dated monthly pages, a weekly planner page, a project planner page, a bill payment page, and two different notes pages. You’ll be ready for the entire year!