This post wasn’t sponsored by Corie Clark. I am just kind of obsessed with the planner.
Everyone has a different method of keeping their life together. Some people use an e-calendar or checklist app, others make to-do lists in notebooks, and then there are those wild ones who somehow just remember everything. I like to call the latter wizards. My method of keeping my life
somewhat together is an agenda. If I don’t physically write something down, I won’t remember it. The struggles of being a busy college student are too real.
For the past couple years, I used Kate Spade’s agendas. While I loved how totally chic they were, they just weren’t everything I needed them to be. So for 2017, I broke up with Kate Spade agendas and found a new agenda bae: The Purposeful Planner by Corie Clark. Wow, guys. This planner has literally everything you need in life. Let me show you all the wonderful features!
The hourly layout was the main reason I went with the Purposeful Planner this year. I knew I was going to have a busy schedule, so I wanted an agenda that allowed me to plan everything out. It starts at 6 a.m. for early risers and goes to 10 p.m. I find that this is the perfect time frame since I wake up around 9 a.m. every morning, and I don’t plan past 7 or 8 p.m.
Something else I like is how it has separate lines for the half hour mark, which is a feature that not all hourly layouts have. As you can see from the day I have pictured, hardly any of my obligations start right on the hour.
I will admit that I am a bit disappointed that Saturday & Sunday do not have the same hourly layout. Instead, they have one large section for notes. I work a lot on the weekends, so it would just be nice to be able to visually see the block of time my shifts are taking up.
On each day, the planner lists a “challenge” that only takes about 15 minutes. Think: clean the microwave, organize your desk drawer, etc. This might seem like a minuscule thing, but it helps me to be a cleaner person, which I really appreciate. Although I don’t do the challenge every single day, I try to do them as much as I possibly can.
Of course each planner needs to have a monthly calendar! I use this to log big events, my work schedule, and appointments I schedule far in advance. This is a great way to see what the upcoming month will have in store.
I think the boxes for each day are the perfect size if you’re not writing in every detail!
What better way to keep track of your goals than writing them down in your agenda every month? There’s a full page dedicated to doing so at the beginning of each month. Of course I don’t fill out the whole page because I can barely think of what to eat for dinner, let alone goals to fill an entire notebook page. Maybe someday I’ll get to this point. A girl can dream, am I right?
Other Nifty Features
The Purposeful Planner has a ton of other cool features that I appreciate from afar, but don’t always use because I’m not quite that organized.
- Monthly budget pages
- Monthly task list
- Monthly and daily menus
- Daily water log
Features I Wish It Included
There are a few things that I wish the Purposeful Planner did include. They’re not crucial in any means, they would just be nice to have.
- Weekend hourly layouts
- Notes pages
- A larger to do list section
And there you have my full review of the Purposeful Planner! If I had to give it a rating, I would give it 9/10. Not too shabby, am I right?
Would you ever consider getting one? What’s your favorite agenda to use? Let me know in the comments!
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