It recently dawned on me that I hadn’t shared my planner for 2022, and it’s quite possible that you haven’t noticed or don’t even care. But I always like to see the planners that other people use (if only to swoon over some pretty stationary!). Not that I have anything super-exciting to share, as I decided to stick with the planner that I have been using for the last two years.
It’s a simple planner by Fringe Studio which I originally found at Home Goods for $10. You can’t really beat the price, right?
And I got lucky again. Home Goods actually had a few pretty options of this particular planner last fall when I looked, and I settled on this “bee” design for 2022. I really love the simple layout and design. I am not much into very bright, busy layouts and the simple weekly layout just works really well for me. I use it mostly to write down/plan out my workouts and our meal plan.
The layout hasn’t changed one bit, which I am happy about. I don’t need for things to be switched up when they’re working for me! If you’ve seen my planner posts in the last couple of years, this will all look familiar.
I still love the double-sided pocket insert in the front that can hold notes or stickers. The yearly calendar overview on the first page is great of a for quick day and month reference.
Every month starts with an inspirational “quote”, which I enjoy. I mean, yeah “don’t forget to be awesome”!
I love that there a monthly tabs to quickly flip between months. Makes navigating your planner so much easier. A bookmark would work, too, but I usually leave the planner open on my desk anyway. This is where the spiral binding comes in. I love being able to flip the pages over and only have view of one page (as my desk is really small and I have to save on real estate here). I am not a big fan of the disk-binding system (as so many planners seem to have adopted. It feels too bulky for me!), so I am always looking for planners that have this thin spiral binding.
The next page is called “at a glance” and is the monthly “planning page” where you can jot down goals, birthdays, anniversaries and to-dos. Plenty of space (for me) to get all the important stuff written down. If you’re a list maker by nature, you’ll appreciate the little “check-off” boxes in the to-do section.
Up next is a monthly overview page, which I use for some general planning and sometimes for tracking things throughout the month.
The weekly planner (a double-page per week) offers enough space for everything I need to write down during the week. I don’t have a ton of scheduled appointments that I write down in my planner (I usually set reminders on my phone for appointments that I can’t forget), so the horizontal layout without specific time slots works well for me. As mentioned above, I use it mostly for meal planning and scheduling my workouts.
There are a couple of empty lined “notes” pages between each monthly section and at the end of the planner, which is enough space for me to write down anything else that I randomly think of.
And there you have it. My planner for 2022.
Are you sticking with your old planner or are you trying something new this year?
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