Every planner is different and this one is no exception. Sure, there may be features that you are used to and that do not require any introductions – like the agenda – but there are some that are unique to the LoveLee Day Planner. I use mine one way, but you might use yours differently. That’s one of the things I have loved about planners is that we can all use the same planner, but learn a new productivity tool from someone else. Here is a brief introduction to how I use my LoveLee Day Planner.
I usually sit down the night before, or on Sunday, and plug my schedule into the hourly agenda. I like that it’s broken down by half-hour, so I can create a pretty accurate look at my day, which includes considering travel times.
Goal Work and To-Dos
I have created my goals for the year and broken them down by category – such as personal, career, health, financial, business, etc. I like having separate goals cause I am a category kind of girl. I like to put things into categories. Once I’ve created my goals for the year I try to break them down into monthly goals. For example – if my goal for this year was to lose 24 pounds, then each month I would try to lose two. I’m also the kind of person who loves check boxes, so I look for any excuse to feel like I’m being productive. Remember, if you order the custom planners you can edit this out or create your own.
Another benefit of the Goal Work section is that it puts your goals in front of you every single day. It is so easy to set a goal at the start of the year and two months into it completely forget what you wanted to work towards. Life if hectic and tough and it can be easy to get off course.
This is only available on the custom planner pages, but you can have one quote (or word) at the bottom of your planner. I created this thinking about the “one word” that people love to choose. Last year my one word was “declutter” and I looked for any reason to throw something away – or sell it. Keeping this simple word really helped me through the year to get rid of many of the physical things taking up space in my life.
This year I was moved by something Austin Kleon said at a work conference I went to: “process is messy.” Launching my own business has already been a messy process. This quote reminds me of the freedom to be transparent and less stressed about the process.
Habits and Water
Habits is an easy way to keep track of the things you want to do each day without having to write them out every day. For me, I want to make sure I am taking my vitamins, completing my Weight Watchers entries, have my quiet time and planning out the next day. You can customize the habits you want on your planner, or purchase the classic version, and write in your habits.
Water, of course, is my goal and reminder to drink eight cups each and every day.
Write It Out and Notes
This is absolutely my favorite part of the LoveLee Day Planners. Since having my daughter and foster son, in these last two years, I cannot keep track of the different binders and journals like I used to. I’m carrying diapers in my purse, people! This is my way of keeping my gratitude journal, prayer journal, work notes, phone call documentation, and everything else in one place.
Remember, in the customizable one, you can change these categories to meet your needs.
The meals box is large enough where you can keep track of all of your meals from breakfast to dinner, including snacks. Or, you can list what you plan to make for dinner and add the items you need to pick up from the store.
Self-care is my reminder to be intentional about doing something for me each and every day.
That’s it! I just wanted to share with you how I use these planners cause it might help you decide if they are a fit for your life.