2020 might not have been the best year for using a planner, although I think you can always use some sort of planner or organizer. Whether you’re working or not, at home or not; planners can help you in several ways.
Your planner can be more than just writing down deadlines. It can serve as a gratitude journal, a habit tracker, a self-reflection, to name a few.
For this list of best planners and organizers for 2021, I selected planners with each a unique main focus, for every type of person.
I think this list has something to offer for anyone. Or perhaps you will come across a planner you didn’t know you were looking for.
If one of these planners has caught your interest, click the image or title to check them out on their respective website for more details and an in-depth look.
Take (back) control over your life, goals, mental and physical health in 2021 with these planners!
The 2021 best planners for every type
Moleskine is famous for their notebooks, but they also have planners with the same quality and professional look. The Moleskine planners are quite minimal, but this also gives you a lot of freedom. You can choose from daily, weekly and monthly planners. The monthly planner shows a month at a glance, followed by ruled pages, which you can use as a sort of bullet journal. The weekly planner has horizontal and vertical layouts. The horizontal is my favorite, with the weekdays on the left page and a notes section on the right. It gives you space to write your weekly goals and to do’s before you assign them to a specific day on the left. The daily planner is ideal for time blocking.
Yes, you read that right: Clear Grow Shine's own planner! The CGS Planner helps you to organize and stay on top of all things going on in your life. Besides that, it also supports you to set and achieve goals, and develop and track personal habits. This planner is undated, so you can start at any time during the year and you can use the planner for years to come! The CGS Planner is a printable and already in the correct order. You can print it at any size and put it in a binder of your preference.
The ban.do wellness planners have a great focus on your self-care and wellness. It’s a perfect planner if you want to nourish your mental health better and on a daily basis – which has been even more important since the pandemic hit. There are two versions, both full of information and inspirational nuggets. The planner comes in a hardcover 3-ring binder and is undated, so you can start whenever you want.
This budget-friendly planner helps you plan and be self-reflective with its colorful pages with cute illustrations. It inspires you and lets you be more creative and has space for little extras and lists. There are beautifully designed prompts and guided activities for self-reflection and growth. It also comes with many stickers so you can use them freely throughout your planner. You don’t have to wait ‘til January to start, as this planner runs from August 2020-December 2021.
The Self Journal is an undated 13-week goal planner. It has structured weekly and daily pages, so you can optimize your time and reach your goals. What I particularly like about this planner are the slots to fill in the estimated time to finish a task, and it encourages you to use the Pomodoro Technique. That helps you to plan better and make you aware how much time you spent working on a task. There’s quite a lot of space for reviewing, which is helpful to achieve any goal(s) you have.
Passion Planner was created by the founder as a tool to help her focus on achieving goals. Now, it is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The planners come in different sizes and colors. A unique feature is the Passion Roadmap to help you lay out your plans and goals. The Passion Planner team is passionate (pun intended? Haha) about giving back to the community, so many of their planners are in sponsorship with charities, donating a portion of the profit to them. And to make their planners available for everyone, regardless of financial ability, you can download separate pages as free PDFs. They’re innovative too, offering digital versions of Passion Planner, that you can use in GoodNotes.
One of the most popular planners on the internet is the LifePlanner™ by Erin Condren. More than 2 million copies have been sold and it gets raving reviews. The LifePlanner™ is very spacious and ideal for the person that has a lot to juggle. You can choose your own layout and color tone and there are so many designs you can choose from. The classic version has a coil, but there’s also a softbound lay-flat version which is a bit cheaper.
I came across the Personal Planner via a blog comment! The Personal Planner is highly customizable – seriously, almost everything is customizable. From starting month, to language and national holidays, the weekly layout, time blocks, the headers, and more. For the level of customization you get, it’s not even very expensive.
If you’re looking for a planner that will also help you to stay on top of your household cleaning tasks, your budget and saving goals, and more – look no further. The Organised Planner takes care of your personal productivity, has self-care tasks, water and habit trackers, a sturdy cover and more than 750 stickers included. It is from an Australian brand, so the public holidays are Australian holidays, but that shouldn’t be too bothersome. There are both a weekly and daily planner. Note: the prices are in Australian Dollar.
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I hope this list has helped you to see how many different types of planners are available.
If you’re still a bit unsure if using a planner would be beneficial for you, check out this post where you can read the benefits of planning and how you can start getting in a planning habit.
We’ll probably not go back to our ‘old normal’ for a little while longer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take charge of your own life.
A good fit planner will definitely help you bring out the best in you, no matter the situation.