Making My EC Life Planner Work for Me

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I’ve been an Erin Condren fan for a few years now and the Life Planner I purchased in June is my third one. I love them. The layout, what they have to offer me, the personalization; all of it works for me.

The first planner I purchased, I used the way it was laid out. I separated activities into morning, day and night. I did the same thing for the first half of my second planner. Then, I realized it wasn’t working for me. I wasn’t able to keep track of things the way I wanted to. So I switched it up and played with the layout for a month.

Then it clicked and it’s been working for me ever since. I’ve decided to let y’all in on my secret because I know I can’t be the only one who thinks and likes things better this way.

Now, unlike most people, I don’t color code or write in pen. Plans can change and crossing things out messily drives me nuts. Plus, my writing looks better in pencil anyway. :) Ready to get to it?

This is my schedule for next week. Fall semester also starts on Tuesday, so I’ll be adding more once I get my syllabi. Simple right? Pretty self explanatory. I divide my planner into rows, then columns by date. The top row is personal (including Ellie Jaye Photography), the middle row is anything for Work & School, and the bottom row is anything for my blog.

The Erin Condren Life Planner also comes equipped with a monthly view, which is where I write down birthdays. The way I do that is writing down the person’s name with their age next to it under the correct date. For example, I will turn 23 on the 29th (hence the big crown) so I would write “Elise- 23”.

This organizational format works for me so much better than the “normal” way. I love that I’m able to break things down in a way that works for me while still taking advantage of the layout that Erin Condren provides.

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