How to Create the Perfect Planner

Another passion of mine, other than my artwork, is organisation. I love making lists and having everything planned to the finest possible point. Every year around this time I would go on a hunt for the perfect planner, one that was pretty but practical. But I never really found one that I liked completely. A few years back I started designing my own printable planners and invested a lot of research time into what made up the perfect planner.

What is the perfect planner?

In short, there is no such thing as the perfect planner! I know, sorry, that’s a bit of a letdown. But do you know what? All my research wasn’t in vain. What I very quickly found out was I was asking the wrong questions, I was looking for the wrong thing. In my attempted find the perfect planner I found something else. I didn’t need to look for the perfect planner, I needed to be looking for my perfect planner, or more importantly, your perfect planner! Planners are about as individual as each person is, even more so. We want planners for so many different things, in uncountable combinations, it would be impossible to find one combination to suit us all. In fact, it would be pretty difficult to find one combination for just one of us. As our lives change and we evolve, our planning needs do also.

Niche plans

In 2018 I am going to travel further into the world of planners, focusing on the more niche planners. And the plan (pun intended) is to have a series of coordinating specialist planners that speak to the people that need them. I am going to look beyond the daily planners, the to-do lists and habit trackers. I’m going to seek out the planners that we want but don’t have, and I’m going to play with the idea of a flexible system that will support the numerous arrangements that complement our lives.

This is where you come in

So, what do you think could do with its own planner? Are you hungry for a dedicated meal planner? Or does a devoted exercise planner get your heart racing? Is there anything in your life could benefit from the introduction of a little planning? Now it is time to create your perfect planner. Leave a comment and let me know what you would want to see.

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  1. Robyn

    You’re website is beautiful made and a lovely clean design. You should be proud of what you’ve made here. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

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  2. Julie

    I want to be a planner person so bad, but find that you have to plan time to plan in your planner, and I just don’t have that kind of time sometimes. Then another part of me still thinks I can keep track of all the things in my head, even though I really know that’s not true!
    But I am determined to figure out a system, because I love all of the planner stuff and the cute layouts and just all of it. Plus I’m tired of scraps of paper all over the place with ideas and to do lists, so I am sure there is a planning system that would work for me, I just haven’t figured it out yet!

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Lizzie Emery

Lizzie Emery

Loves Acting, designing things, my family, going to fan conventions, the colour green, geeking out,  binging on TV shows, custard creams and the perfect cup of tea!

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