One of the best things about planners is how multi-functional and versatile they are. Not only can you manage your day-to-day life, but you can also focus on or document any number of different things in a planner’s pages. Here are some of our favorite ways to use the Quilter’s Planner.
Scheduling Appointments, Meetings & Other Reminders
The monthly calendar and daily schedule entries are, perhaps, the most common use for planners. These pages help us stay on track and help us keep our lives running a bit more smoothly. What would we do without our lists and reminders?!
Planning out a new quilt or crafting project is creatively delicious, and the Project Planner pages allow us to record all the essential details in one place. From supplies needed to a sketch and swatches, it’s a perfect snapshot of what’s to come and becomes a reminder of what you completed.
Log & Organize with Bullet Journaling
Bullet Journaling is a system that was developed by Ryder Carroll and involves the rapid logging of information to accomplish tasks and stay organized. It uses topics, page numbers, short sentences, and bullets. We will be blogging our suggestions for incorporating bullet journal methods into your 2019 Quilter’s Planner in the next month or two, so stay tuned!
Take a Few Minutes to Be Artistic & Creative
Have you noticed the open spaces and pages in the Quilter’s Planner? Not only can you use those areas to take notes, but you can also use those pages to express yourself artistically. Positive self-expression is good for your mind, body, and soul, so doodle, draw, write, and dream to your heart’s content!
Look Back on Your Work & Accomplishments
Life seems busier and crazier by the day. It’s easy to feel as if we’re not doing enough – fast enough or well enough – so a visual reminder of your hard work is invaluable. Looking back at planner pages and seeing all you have managed to do is a good way to feel great.
Track Your Mood
It’s fun and insightful to track your mood. Mood trackers can help you identify, manage or eliminate stressors – whether those stressors are lunar cycles, events, or even people! You can easily incorporate mood trackers into your monthly calendar or weekly pages with the use of designated symbols or colors.
Keep a Gratitude Journal in Your Planner
Making a note of positive events or moments from your day, however small they may be, can reduce stress and increase happiness. Whether you write longhand or make a short, bulleted list of three things, this simple practice can improve your sense of well-being. If you need to add pages for your gratitude entries, try one of these techniques!
Log Your Ideas & Inspiration
Ideas and inspiration come in a flash, and those details can be lost just as quickly if we don’t make note of them. The pages of your planner are the perfect place to record your ideas. You may opt to use the Projects section of your planner, or simply find an open space somewhere amongst the pages. Any spot will do until you’re able to flesh out your idea and record the details on a Project Planner page.
Track Health Issues
Health issues aren’t fun to deal with, but they can be a bit less stressful if you log the related information in your planner. Whether you take your planner with you to medical appointments to take notes, or keep track of intensity of symptoms or medications on the monthly or daily pages, having all the information logged in your “command central” can make life a bit easier in both the short term and the long run. You can also use the Habit Tracker to help you improve health-related habits like drinking more water and eating more fruits and veggies.
Your Planner is a Scrapbook
The Quilter’s Planner is a snapshot of a year in your life. It’s easy to see how the planner doubles as a sort of scrapbook. Consider adding in a few photos or ticket stubs for a “scrappier” feel if you’d like, or just enjoy the planner for the time capsule it already is.
We know there are many other ways to use the Quilter’s Planner and would love to hear how you’re using yours – or how you plan to use your 2019 Planner. Drop us a line via social media – you can find us on Facebook and Instagram!