I bought this A5 planner at Paperchase a few weeks ago. When I started using it, I fell in love with the size straight away. I love A5 size! It’s nice, it’s bulky and it has enough space for all sorts of notes. Plus it has my favourite colour, double win. Currently this is the planner I use for my work and freelance business. I use it to keep track of my ideas, administration, clients and other important things.
Of course that means it’s filled up with post-it notes.
Since this is my work planner and I strongly believe that you have to do what you love, I’ve printed off inspiring quotes to got at every tab of this planner.
The information section here includes personal details, my year goals, passwords and other personal sensitive information that I’m going to need a lot.
The agenda section (I love this quote by the way) is where I store the year planning.
It contains a year planner, which I printed off from My Life All In One Place.
It also contains the months so I can plan my months in advance, write in ideas that I need to use (or start) in certain months and where I can write and mark up any important dates and appointments I really need to remember.
It also has a more, and bigger month planning so I can have the month in one view. This is also a free printable from My Life All In One Place.
The planner section is where I keep my to-do-lists, it also has a handmade bookmark so I can flick to my to-do-lists quickly. The cute guinea pig sheets you see were a free download a from the lovely Mrs Brimbles.
Now the diary section is the one that I’m using the most at the moment. It contains all my appointments, and ideas and things I need to do at certain dates.
I’ve added a homemade flyleaf that I can move from week to week, so I can stick my to-do-lists and other things I need to remember on there. Things that are not week specific and may need to keep with me longer than a week.
I’ve devided upt the months, and each month has a goal sheet – a free printable from My Life All In One Place. I really love this, as it’s good to start the month with a clear set of goals and it helps to get organised.
My two yellow sections are used for ideas, admin, lists and to-dos for my website www.fantasyboeken.org (the yellow is choosen as part of my colour coding system, more on this in a later post)
Also with a homemade bookmark. I still need to add titles to this (as my planning system is still a work in progress).
The two pink sections for working out ideas and for the administration that comes with it.
For this I’ve set it up with the project pages from My Life All In One Place.
Green is for study and research that comes with some of the ideas and that might come in handy later on in the process.
And finally purple is for creative stories and fiction ideas. Or for keeping track of the administration that comes with it.
So far I’m loving my A5 planner. It’s still a work in progress, and I’m still changing little bits to it. I’ve added monthly tabs in the diary section and I’ve taken July till December out as it was getting too bulky. But I’m really loving this planner.
Oh and for those of you who love the pens in these posts, they are handmade and you can get them from houtenpennen.nl