I am really excited to bring you another planner in the Planner Peek series! I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE being able to sneak a peek inside other people’s planners. I love to see how they use them, how they decorate them, what type of planner they use, etc. I have asked my readers to submit photos of their planners and to tell us a bit about how they use their planning system. (You can submit your planner by filling out this really short and easy form. If you’re selected, you’ll get a free copy of the digital Sweet Life Planner worth $35!) All of the Planner Peeks in this series have been so fun to see.
Stephanie uses an ARC Binder that she got from Staples to manage her super-busy lifestyle.
Stephanie's ARC planner incorporates her work in management scheduling, masters education deadlines, bill payment dates, children's school and extra activities, her workout days, and any medical or dental appointments for the family. Stephanie says that “Due to the very limited planners made in stores I had to find the perfect fit between ease of use, simplicity, had to make sure it was very thorough, and could accommodate all my needs. I did this with the help of my peers on Pinterest and lovely planning sites. It took me weeks along with hundreds of online downloads to comprise my planner. I use an 8 by 11.5 binder from staples. Each month is a two page spread daily calendar for deadlines, due dates, meetings, and appointments.”
Stephanie goes on to say that “In the middle of the two page spread I have comprised different scheduling and organizational tools to help with planning, problem solving, and a guideline (for me to follow). I have the first 2 pages an open and empty bubble page format with lots of room to write but also label and organize meetings and timelines.”
The next page is an audit guideline that Stephanie uses for work to make sure she is following routines and completing task stuff. Then she has a page that consists of a monthly project outline for her one big accomplishment for the month, which is usually used for work. Lastly, a weekly task routine page keeps her honest with bills, monthly meetings, phone calls/emails, and follow up. Each month is this same format to keep consistency in an ever changing daily life. And don't we all need that – consistency in our ever changing daily life!
Stephanie enjoys using her many sets of colored pens to differentiate different activities. This allows her to not only think about many different tasks but to visually see how many different activities are set up daily. I absolutely love her use of color. Her Planner just pops with all the colors she uses and she can see at a glance all the various activities going on in a given week.
Stephanie certainly has an action-packed, colorful and extremely useful ARC Planner.
You might want to check out all the Planner Peeks in this series to find even more inspiration.
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