The planning world can be quite daunting whether you’re new or have been planning for ages. Finding a planning style with all the options can seem a bit troublesome and I’ve tried my fair share. Here are my five tips to helping figure out what style will work best for you.
- Figure out what styles interest you. Are you attracted to no white space planning, bullet journals, color coding, lists, memory keeping? Write down every style you are remotely interested in.
- Try out all the styles you’re interested in without spending any money. Print off mock planner spreads online, get an empty sheet of paper to try bullet journaling, and give everything a go. This will help you get a sense of what you actually like to do before investing money into it.
- Once you’ve narrowed things down to planning styles you’re likely to adopt, watch videos and look at inspiration. That way you’ll see the full range of what that particular style has to offer before taking the financial plunge.
- Start small with purchasing supplies and try to choose things that could be used in other planning styles if your interests change in the future. Try and DIY some of the more expensive materials when getting started just in case you aren’t 100% positive.
- Consider combining some of the styles that
interest you together to make a hybrid planning style. Maybe keep a notebook for daily list making and a planner for memory keeping. Or use a traveler’s notebook to bullet journal while having color coded lists. A hybrid planning style is most likely the answer, but you have to figure out what you want to mix together first.
I talk more about these five points in today’s video!