Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Planner Setup

I love the New Year! I am getting really excited about getting ready for the new year and reaching my goals. My only resolution from last year was to have a healthy baby. If you read this post about my miscarriages you would understand why I was worried about that possibility not happening. However, I have an amazing doctor and we figured out the solution and my baby arrived. This year I have more goals in the works but I haven't really sat down to finalize them yet. I will be doing that later on when I feel less overwhelmed. Anyway, my planner is part of helping me feel less overwhelmed for 2016 so I thought I would share my setup.

Many of you know by now that I use an Erin Condren planner.  I love it. This is the cover I chose for 2016, it is the prism cover and I just love the simplicity of it.

Right on the inside I got some of the Erin Condren sticky notes. I use these all the time so they are handy to have clipped in right in front of my planner.

I have always loved that the planner has a  yearly calendar in the front. Previously I used this to track my monthly cycle, but now I use an app on my phone instead for that. I haven't found a use for it yet so I am looking for ideas.

 A new feature to this years planner is the monthly goal boxes at the beginning of the calendar. You could use these sections for anything you want and again I haven't decided what I want to use mine for. I am playing around with the idea of using it to make a book list of the books I want to read each month in 2016.

The monthly view I use as a basic overview. Right now I have Claire's milestone stickers here, birthdays for people I want to send cards to, and my husbands work/ school schedule. Pretty simple.

In my weekly view I use this book mark from ARRlove on etsy and its perfect! I love how big it is and you can either write on it with sharpie or you can use sticky notes. I use sticky notes to carry things from week to week that I don't want to forget.

 If you want to see examples of my weekly spreads follow me @holladayplans on instagram for my planner account.

How I use the Erin Condren sticky notes mentioned above is for pre planning my week. I pre-plan on Wednesdays when I sit down to look at my weekend and that way it helps me remember things that need to happen the following week so I don't forget.

So far that is how I am using my planner. Sorry for the low quality pictures, I was just using my iphone6plus camera. It's a good camera so I can't complain to much and it's really the terrible lighting in the office that is making these pictures not so great.

Anyway, thanks for reading and stay tuned for Friday's post about my must have baby items.

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