There's just such a wonderful feeling I get when I purchase a new planner, that is ready to be filled with schedule, plans, quotes, doodles and more. Previously, I was using a planner I got from Barnes and Noble, which had an academic year formatting, but found that there really wasn't enough space to write things in.
This year, thanks to social media (IG!) I found out about the Passion Planner. Now, what's super cool about them is that they have different versions: academic year, calendar year, and one where you can basically fill it in yourself! So, it really caters to the different ways people want to stay organized, and what it would be used for (school, work, etc). They also have it in two sizes so you can opt for one that's about the size of a regular notebook (hard to forget about), and a smaller one (more compact).
I was gifted this by my wonderful fiance because he knew how crazy my schedule is going to be this year (even more so than last year!) So far, I've been loving the way that I'm able to write in my schedule, as opposed to looking at it on my phone all the time (which is handy on the go). But I find that writing it down helps remind me stay on track, because let's face it - I'm going to miss something on my phone unless I have an alarm/reminder for it.
Here is what the inside looks like:
I love that there is a monthly view, as well as daily views (broken down to the half-hour), and there are different questions that ask you about your goals, what kind of good things happened in the week or month. I find that those really keep you motivated and focused, as you tackle the day-by-day tasks.
Additionally, I really think that this planner will be an essential come board-studying time to help me stay on track!
Staying organized in whatever way you see fit (ie: planners) will help you to accomplish your tasks more efficiently and hopefully keep things a little bit more fun ;)
PS: I apologize for the lack of posts for the past week(s) since schedule got a little crazy!