There are few things that I love more than planning. In addition to planning out my monthly goals, I also spend time each Sunday to schedule out my week. Life can be tricky to balance when you’re a full-time student, work part-time, attempt to blog, engaged, and enjoy free time ever now and again. My Sunday planning sessions help to keep me on track with my goals / keep me sane when things get busy. As I’m sure you can imagine, I’m pretty particular about the type of planner I use to help organize my life. While Whitney English’s Day Designer is meant for creative entrepreneurs, this planner perfectly fits my needs.
Day Designer Review
What I Love
+ Look. I absolutely love the classic look of the Day Designer. I just can’t say no to a black, white, and gold combo.
+ Worksheets. The first few pages of the planner is dedicated to worksheets designed to help creative entrepreneurs define and articulate their vision, skills, values, passions, and strengths in order to design a strategic brand plan. The worksheets emphasize the importance of understanding yourself in order to create your brand.
+ Daily Layout. This most important aspect of a planner: page layout. The Day Designer gives each day a separate page with the exception of Saturday & Sunday, which share a page. Each week day has an hourly schedule (5am – 9pm), a top 3 daily to-dos, a general to-do list, an inspiration quote, and a small section for the 4 D’s: due, dinner, dollars, and don’t forget! The footer of the page also has a section for any downloads and your daily gratitude. The downloads seems like an odd section but I use that section to plan out my blog posts and sponsorships.
+ Monthly / Yearly Layout. In addition to the A+ daily layout, the Day Designer also offers the oh so essential Month/Year-At-A-Glance. The Month-at-a-Glance section has a full calendar (with boxes to write in), a place for your 3 big ideas of the month, and a section for how you want to focus on your passions, values, and living a well-designed life that month.
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