Welcome back! Creating a planner takes a lot of work and love, not to mention time and possibly a little pile of change. Now that you have created your planner, what do you do if it isn’t working the way you dreamed it would? Today I will chat a little about some things you can do before throwing in the towel.
Consider What Isn’t Working
Too many tabs?
Is your planner too full of things that you don’t find yourself using, or have you forgotten a section that you didn’t realized was essential?
Perhaps you have gone tab crazy! I have seen several videos on YouTube where I wondered why in the world would someone need that many sections??? To me the look is very cluttered and would drive me nuts! I try not to have more than six in anything I do, even when using a Better Binder.
A purge may be in order!
Not enough tabs?
Maybe you underestimated exactly what you should have considered essential? If you find yourself wishing you had XYZ with you every single time you go out, grab up your supplies or hit your Staples and get to work!
Too Cookie Cutter?
Could it be that you have based your planning around someone else’s model that just doesn’t fit you at all? That is what happened to me with the Erin Condren planner. The layout just wasn’t me!
Of course in the case of the Life Planner, there was no way around it, I just couldn’t make the planner work, no matter how hard I tried. I just had to move on.
I was certain that A5 was the right fit for me, but after watching countless videos on the two, I have taken the leap and decided to try a Filofax again. Although I am currently enjoying my ARC, I just have it set in my mind that the Malden is “the one”. I’m going to downgrade to a Personal and see how it goes.
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