Y’all…we are both ‘pen and paper planner’ kind of girls. Don’t get us wrong, we love our technology and appreciate the many reminders our phones send us on a daily basis, but when it comes to “holding down the fort” kind of control over our daily schedules (for ourselves, for our families, and for our business), we stand by the tried and true paper planner.
With that being said, we have tried out about a billion and one different planners over the years. Some are total duds, some have good qualities, but none of them compare to our current favorite planner….The Simplified Planner (created by Emily Ley).
A few of the reasons we LOVE The Simplified Planner are:
Serious quality paper. No need to worry about your pen bleeding through the paper - this stuff is thick and durable.
Hourly Daily Schedule. Each weekday has an hourly schedule that runs from 6am-9pm (because we all know that life extends way beyond the normal ‘8 to 5’).
Two Different Format Options. Choose from either the Academic Yearly Format that runs August-July (Jen’s preference) or the Traditional Yearly Format that runs from January-December (Emily’s favorite). Pick the format that works best for you and your life!
The Yearly Bucket List. We all have big dreams and even bigger goals. There is something about actually taking the time to write them down that helps your dreams and goals turn into realities.
Extra Designated Space for “To-Dos” and “Notes”. The daily “To-Dos” and “Notes” sections help you stay on top of all your responsibilities and keep you on track.
If you find yourself wanting to try a pen and paper planner for the first time or if you are simply wanting to change your current planner, we think The Simplified Planner is a great one to check out (and no, we aren’t being compensated in any way – we just really love this planner).
Jen & Emily