New year, new you, right?
If you’re like us, you’ve probably made a promise to yourself that 2019 will be the year you get organized. That’s right: no more forgotten appointments and late deadlines; you’re going to be on top of your stuff, no matter what.
It’s great that you’ve got a goal in mind, but now is the time to start taking steps toward it. The first thing you need is a tool to help you organize yourself, and we recommend our 72-week undated planner.
What’s so great about an undated planner, you say? We’re glad you asked.
Start Your Planning Early (Or Late)
Maybe you don’t like to conform to the rules or maybe you just don’t want to wait for a new year to start planning. Either way, an undated planner will give you all the freedom you crave.
You can start using your planner in the middle of December or July without feeling guilty or wasteful about all the pages of paper that you would have bypassed with a typical dated planner. And if you miss a couple weeks? You can start right where you left off. If your schedule tends to fluctuate between busy weeks and weeks where you don’t need to track to-do lists or tasks, an undated planner is the perfect choice for you.
Achieve A Healthy Work/Life Balance
One of your (many) new year’s resolutions might be to improve your work/life balance. Everyone knows that struggle; it can be hard to dedicate time to self-care when you’ve got a giant presentation looming around the corner.
With an undated planner, you can actually separate your planner in half, using one half to record work tasks and the other for personal commitments. Simply buy a tab or divider, place it in the middle of the notebook, and you have a dual-purpose planner. Flipping back and forth between the two sides is far easier than keeping two separate planners for work and home.
If you’re interested in reviewing work and personal to-do lists side-by-side, you can also use a small ruler to separate each daily section in half. By writing both task lists next to one another, you’ll be able to plan your time carefully, ensuring your work tasks or personal tasks aren’t completely dominating your time.
Customize To Your Heart’s Content
If you’re a planner person (or want to be a planner person), you’re probably a bit artsy. Maybe you’re a doodler or maybe you like looking at other people’s doodles; either way, our undated planner is a blank slate on which you can express yourself.
There are tons of colorful pens, fun stickers, and washi tapes that you can use to make your planner unique. Without any serious design to get in the way, this planner’s look is all up to you. It can even serve as a sketchbook of sorts. (Looking for ideas? Check out #planneraddict or #plannerart on Instagram.)
Let Your Neat Freak Side Shine
Some people (us included) have serious problems with making errors on paper. When we write down incorrect dates or record duplicate tasks, we use Wite-Out to cover our tracks, but that page is never really the same, is it? It haunts us until we can throw it away or turn to the next page.
With an undated planner, it’s as simple as ripping out that entire week and starting again with the next pages. No Wite-Out needed and no messy page to stare at for a whole week.
There’s nothing like a fresh start.
Carry It On-The-Go
If that’s not enough to convince you, the 72-week planner just happens to be the perfect size to fit in your purse, gym bag, or jacket pocket.
With a tough cover and pages, it can also handle the various abuses your paper goods experience as they shift around your briefcase or backpack on a busy day. If you’re constantly on the move, you’ll know how useful it is to have personal items that can take a beating.