One thing I’ve been wanted to use for a long time is a planner. For the past few years, I have been using Google Calendar to keep an agenda. I haven’t stuck to it as well as I would want to though. I’ve seen so many physical planners that are beautiful and make me want to purchase them immediately.
I’ve been debating if I should purchase a planner, or make my own. The planners I have been looking at are:
- Erin Condren LifePlanner – This is the first planner I looked at about two years ago. Back then, the shipping cost to Puerto Rico was way too expensive for my preference, and I decided not to get it. The planner looks beautiful and I like that you can customize it to your liking. You also get the option to buy accessories to add to it.
- Simplified Planner – This is another option I was looking at after looking into the EC LifePlanner. I actually prefer this design compared to the EC Planner. I also didn’t end up purchasing the Simplified Planner because I couldn’t come to a decision if the purchase would be worth it or not.
- Passion Planner – When I heard about this planner, I was excited. This was more of what I was looking for in a planner. I ended up backing them on Kickstarter to receive the digital PDF version so I could print the pages and create my own planner. After using it for a while, I wanted more customization. This made me stop using the planner because I needed that control, and while I could have tried to convert the PDF pages and try to modify the page layout on my own, I found it to be a hassle.
Do I create my own?
One thing I’ve been pondering for a while is to just create my own planner. Design it completely, with the option of future customization, and then buy the necessary items to put it all together. This would be a fun project if I end up doing it, but at the same time, how long will it take me to complete it? Will I use it after?
Do you use a planner? Which one do you recommend?