Make the best of 2017, Top planners to bring success and happiness
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In 2018 I am excited to let you know that I created the perfect calendar to reach your goals!
Last year I used both the Volt Planner and the Big Picture planner to perfectly adapt to my routine but this year I decided to create my own planner to be more productive and add a bit of positivity in my life!
Hello Peaceful Mind 2018 Planner will help you make a plan for your goals, create new habits, be more grateful and take care of yourself!
Here’s how the planner works:
- Define your focus and main goals for 2018
- Create an action plan for your quarterly goals
- Write a step by step checklist for your monthly goals
- Organize your week by creating daily to-do lists
What you will find in the Productivity Planner:
- 2018 Theme
- 2018 Areas of focus
- 2018 Masterplan
- 2018 Quarterly focus
- 2018 Bucket list
- 2018 New habits to create
- 2018 New skills to learn
- 2018 Places to see
- Quarterly pages:
- Skills to learn
- Trips to take
- Habits to create
- Self-care ideas
- Action plan for 3 goals
- Monthly pages:
- Monthly mantra
- Monthly bucket list
- Monthly focus
- Monthly self-care ideas
- Monthly calendar
- To-do list for 3 goals with due dates and reward
- Weekly pages:
- Monthly calendar
- Habits tracker
- Goals / Focus of the week checklist
- Good things to celebrate / Grateful list
- Notes for next week
- Daily checklist
You can find pictures of the planner here!
Order the productivity planner before November 30, 2017, to get 25% off, bringing the price down to $36.75 instead of $49!
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR PRODUCTIVITY PLANNER
It’s that time of year again! The time when we think about all of our previous resolutions that lasted only two weeks. The time when we say this year is going to be different. The time when we make a list of new resolutions that we won’t follow…
You know what I’m talking about. You’ve been there too. Right?
Come on, how many times did you say:
- This year, I’m going to go to the gym 3 times a week
- No more pizza, burger and french fries
- I’m going to break up with Netflix
- Reading 30 books a year is a piece of cupcake
- Replace this sentence with your last year resolution
Let’s make 2017 the year of happiness and success.
Are you ready to organize, plan and Conquer 2017?
One of the first things you are going to need is a planner, so I put together a list of the best 2017 planners!
These planners are more than just a weekly or monthly calendar, they will keep track of your goals, inspire you, bring positivity and help you improve your business and yourself!
In conclusion, these planners are amazing.
2017 Volt Planner
First, I’m going to talk about the Volt Planner. I love this planner and have been using it in 2016.
My friend from Dirtie Dog Photography actually got it for me. We used to meet every week to talk about our photography business goals and the Volt Planner was perfect for it. Now, I also use it for my blog and life!
Every month I start with my goals like social media followers, a number of blog posts or photo shoots I want to accomplish. Then every week I make a list of the actions to make it happen!
Writing down a weekly list of tasks helps to be organized and stop procrastinating 😀 Instead of thinking about all the things I have to do and accomplish nothing because I don’t know where to start, I simply schedule my list items in the weekly outlook so I know what to do each day!
What I like about it:
- The velvet feeling of the cover
- The quality
- All the checklists!
- Monthly goals checklist
- 30-day challenge tracker
- Weekly writing prompts for personal development
- Weekly goals checklist
- Weekly outlook with blocks for morning, noon, and night
Find it on their website Ink + Volt.
Moleskine 2017 Planners
If you read my previous posts 5 reasons why you should start a diary and how to sleep when your mind is preoccupied, you already know that I keep a diary to write my thoughts every night before going to bed.
For this, I use a Moleskine daily planner.
I actually own a lot of Moleskine. I have notebooks, a small weekly planner to keep in my purse, and the daily planner that I use as a diary.
What I like about Moleskine:
- The quality of the paper
- The options for the covers and planners
- The limited editions like Le Petit Prince, Peanuts, Batman, …
- The passion journals
Check out all of their options on Amazon here.
Day Designer also offers beautiful and functional planners. They have 2 collections: the flagship collection as seen in the video and the A5 Luxe collection, which allows personalizing your planner by adding specific pages to it.
What I like about Day Designer:
- The choice of covers, 16 for the flagship and 5 for the A5 Luxe
- Free printable pages to test the planner
- Ideal month and week
- The core page
- The reality check page
- The plan and goals pages
- Daily quotes and gratitude
- To do list + daily schedule
Download the free daily planner to test it here!
I absolutely love the Dailygreatness Journals. They are beautiful. I added two videos so you can see that each journal is different and adapted to fit your needs. Here are your options:
- Dailygreatness Journal: A Practical Guide For Consciously Creating Your Days
- Dailygreatness Parents Journal: A Practical Guide to Raising Conscious Kids & Creating a Happy Home
- Dailygreatness Wellness Journal: A Holistic Guide to Health, Wellness & Vitality
- Dailygreatness Yoga Journal: Your Masterplan for a Beautifully Conscious Life
- Dailygreatness Business Planner: An Actionable Plan For Exploding Your Business
- Dailygreatness Training Journal: 12 Weeks to a Rocking Fit Body, Mind & Spirit
- Dailygreatness Yoga Journal “Limited Bloom Edition”
What I like about Dailygreatness Journals:
- The design
- The colors
- The choice between the journals to adapt to your needs
- Yearly planner with one focus for each week
- 90-day planners
- Daily planner with gratitude, calendar, reminders, intentions, evening reflections
- Weekly Check-in and planner
I also have a surprise for you! If you use this link, you will get 5% off!
Freedom Mastery Law of Attraction Success Planner
The Law of Attraction Success Planner is a complete planner. It has normal calendar functions but is also great to help you focus on your happiness and take actions to reach your goals.
This is perfect for people who want to improve both their personal and professional life.
What I like about the Law of Attraction Success Planner:
- It helps you find your life purpose and passions
- You can choose between different covers
- You focus on the positive elements of your day
- Daily to-do list + daily calendar checklist
- Rewards when accomplishing a goal
- Positive habits tracker
- How to improve every day
- Monthly feel-good action list
- Monthly skills and habits
- Monthly goals for action steps
Find Law of Attraction Success Planner on Amazon here
The Big Picture
I couldn’t find a video for the Big Picture Planner 🙁 So you will have to go check the pictures on Amazon.
On top of being beautiful, the Big Picture Planner is perfect for creative entrepreneurs. It helps to plan your business and track your performances with a lot of useful pages:
- Big Picture Planning
- Business Goals
- Blog Marketing Tracker
- Social Media Marketing Tracker
- Quarterly action plans
- Monthly goal and task pre-planner
- Monthly accomplishments, forecasting, and notes
- Client workflow assistant
- Marketing planning
- Weekly goals, reminders, to-do essentials, connections, and mileage tracking
- Daily overview of goals, to-do, and accomplishments
Why I love the Big Picture Planner :
- All you need for your business and organization in one place
- It’s beautiful
- Perfect for tracking and planning marketing
- Focuses on goals, action plan, and accomplishment
If you are working in the creative industry, photography, blogging, etc, I highly recommend it! You can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
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Over to you
What are your big plans for 2017? Are you going to focus on your relationships? Career? A house maybe?
Share your dreams and goals for 2017 in the comments below!
infocultureweddingcaDecember 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Unfortunately I will be having more pizza, burgers and fries. I just found out I am pregnant.
JulieDecember 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Sarah HarrisDecember 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm
Picking a new planner is my most stressful decision of the year and it never does quite what I need it to do, but I’m really curious about the Volt planner! Thanks!
CarolaDecember 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm
I’m definitely going to buy a planner for 2017. I love these ideas. I will focus next year on growing my blog. And I have some great travels in mind.
LindseyDecember 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm
What a great round up Julie! I am a sucker for good notebooks too- right now i use the Rhodia dotted grid journal and I love it! Bullet journaling has been a life saver for me!
Lisa ChaseDecember 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm
These are great tips! I always feel so stuck when deciding on planners and usually abandon them by February. Maybe that should be my New Years Resolution 🙂
cglberger92December 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm
I am in love with this post (I keep going back to it!). I have a planner, and I am working on a bullet journal for 2017!
Joleene DesRosiers MoodyDecember 12, 2016 at 3:38 pm
I’m a planner addict. Don’t tell anybody. 🙂
extraniceblogDecember 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm
I’m addicted to planners! I used Erin Condren for 2016, and I’ve decided to use a personal sized binder planner for 2017. I’m going to treat it like a bully journal. Love!
Vicki @ Babies to BookwormsDecember 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm
One of my goals is to get more organized so this post is perfect!
ediraDecember 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm
I love planners! Thanks for rounding up some of the best planners, they are all so pretty 🙂 I’m loving my Moleskine planner but I think I’m going to try another planner as well for next year.
JulieMelCooperDecember 13, 2016 at 1:46 am
This is an awesome review Julie, I am yet to find my perfect match when it come to planner and you gave me plenty to consider! Thank you
Adventuring The Great Wide SomewhereDecember 13, 2016 at 6:57 am
Maybe my resolution should be to actually use my planner for the entire year, ahah! There are so many scheduling and organizing apps and docs available now, but I find them a little distracting. It’s hard to sit down and plan the day out when social media notifications, calls and emails keep interrupting on the same little phone screen! That’s why I’ll always prefer old-school planners, especially with so many cute options out there! I live the Day Designer best out of these ones, probably because it has space to identify three primary goals for the day. I keep a wall calendar with due dates, events, etc. but I could use a planner to work on self-improvement, physical and mental health kind of goals.
Marika MoffittDecember 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm
I love my Volt planner! I already have mine for 2017. I miss our weekly meetings. I think that we should start again in January because I love combining our creative minds! I also have my Weekly Lists book that you gave to me on my bedside table. It’s great for taking time to think about all the good things in life at the end of the day. Like awesome friends. 🙂 Love ya Julie!
Mrs. Mommy MackDecember 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Went to buy the Volt Planner and it is unavailable!!! Same day!!!!
JulieDecember 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm
Hi Mrs Mommy Mack! It looks like Amazon ran out of copies, but you still can order it directly on their website here: https://inkandvolt.com/product/volt-planner/!
I’am going to update the links in the article thank you! I hope you enjoy the planner!
Brittany_WMSBDecember 19, 2016 at 7:39 am
A good planner really makes a difference!! I hadn’t heard of the Volt planner and then I read it used to be called Spark. That sounded more familiar. Great list!
Veronica Bjorøy Leirvaag´s bloggDecember 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm
It looks awesome I really have to take a look!
LaNeshe L MIllerDecember 26, 2016 at 3:31 pm
I got the Living Well Planner again for Christmas this year. Looking forward to using it. Planners really keep things together.
AnnissaDecember 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm
What a great comparison of planners! The new year is just around the corner, so I need to pick one soon!
KimberlyDecember 27, 2016 at 5:08 am
What a great post!! I need to implement everything you mentioned. Just yesterday my husband and I sat down and had a “meeting” about our blog and set out short term goals for January. We also set goals for the first quarter. It’s a start! Lol! 🙂 Wishing you the best in 2017.
Casey MoranAugust 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm
Hey Julie..nice write up! I’m hoping my new planner makes your next list. I’m a life/performance coach who converted a program I would run my clients through with amazing results into a planner called TRUE PATH. I’d love to send you one once produced so you can check it out… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/truepath/true-path-the-planner-that-gives-you-purpose
Kay-Kay BennettNovember 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm
I use the List It Planner and would highly recommend it. I love that it starts when you want it to – not just January or mid-year like most planners. I also love the multiple ‘to do’ lists and that I can see my week at a glance. I would definitely recommend them if you do a 2018 list! http://www.listitplanner.com
Christine F. AbelaJanuary 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm
I’m loving the Deluxe Law of Attraction Planner.