Friday, March 18, 2011

Freebie Friday: Page Planner

I used to make lists, lists, and more lists. I still do, but not as many. All those lists started weighing me down and I started to feel like I was suffocating under them. So I stopped. But then I was forgetting things, and not being as productive, and kind of floating around lost. I didn't want to go back to the lists and endless lists though. Seriously. What to do.  I needed something to give me a week "planner" at a time, but with my specific needs. I didn't want a real planner-too bulky yet not organized enough. I tried a 3 ring binder-yet again too bulky. Small notebooks? Not organized enough-too many pages to go through-where did I write that down? The things is I needed something portable-to take with me on the go-but also fast-my phone takes too much time (although if I weren't so visual it might be a good option). I also needed something with everything for at least a week on it. All the plans so I don't have random scraps of paper all over with blog posts lists and new recipe ideas. This was my solution: A one page weekly planner that I can fold up for on the go, but cram everything into and have an overview of the week plus my menu, shopping list, goals, and time with the buddy all lumped together. Kind of still lists, but not as hodge podged, and I don't write down "should do" things only "going to do" things.

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Two caviats to this though-I'm very visual and I'm kind of a fly by the seat of my pants sort of girl, so this is trying to give me a little order-most of you are probably way ahead of me on this one. The other is I like to write small-as in 1/8 inch small. So this works for me. I've made it into a two page format for those of you who don't like using a magnifying glass to decipher your "not" lists.

Click here for the ONE page planner (my printer has a no-print margin on the bottom hence the run off on the right--still works for my needs though).

Click here for the TWO page planner


The Jessee Journal said...

I'm a list maker too! And I will say the Uncalendar (planner) saved my life! It's a lot like your page layout -- a whole lot of boxes of different sizes and YOU choose what to assign each box too. So I have spots for my weekly planning, daily to-dos, a spot for my business to-do's and goals and my weekly menu etc. I really love it and I love that it's also a long-term planner so it has calendars in the back for important dates/planning ahead AND paper in the back for more list-making that I need to keep with me (party planning, holiday menu/gift planning etc). Because I agree .. I tried everything and it was either too blank (like a notebook) or too scheduled (like a planner that left room only for daily to-do lists). Anyway, check them out! I found mine at the local University bookstore but I know they sell them online too :D

Happy Tummy Point said...

I tried to download a copy of your templates however, it gave me this message:

Sorry! This document is not publicly available.

The owner has set this document to private.

You will not be able to read it unless the owner changes it to public on their "My Documents" page, or sends you a direct link.



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Donna said...

I tried to download your Planner and am getting a message that the document was set to private. Is this printable still available? :)


Lauralee said...

Donna! Yes, it should be fixed now! Thanks for asking.

Dana said...

Same here... said its set to private :(

gail said...

so bummed! got the same private message. would love to print off your 2 page

lakko said...

That private setting message still comes up.. :(

Tiffany said...

Any chance of this being published again? I've searched high and low for the perfect planning pages!


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