Thursday, May 22, 2014

Planning My Day - One or Two Pages Per Day?

Paper planning......I am sure that I am not alone in my struggle to find the perfect balance between having the "just right" inserts for my paper planner.  I am happy with my Month on Two Pages and I am happy with my Week on Two Pages (one side is the days and the other is Tasks for week).

The Daily Page is what I struggle with.  There is just not enough room on a personal size page (3.75" x 6.75") to get the detail that I need on a weekly layout, plus I find that trying to write down all of the details in an "un-categorized" view makes me crazy.  Appointments are mixed in with my tasks, events are mixed in as well and they all seem to be lost in the jumble, which is why I need a page exclusively for one day.

I have tried both a day on one page layout, but the only ones I could find for a personal size page listed tasks on one half of the page and a schedule on the other half of the page.  I like to journal and keep track of a few other things so that didn't work.  The latest version I used was Franklin Covey's Her POV day on two pages (trimmed down to 3.75" wide).
These worked to a point, but as you can see in the pics I had quite a bit of under utilized space on most days.  Some days are busy and I do fill up both the appointment, tasks and journal area, but that only happens about once a week.

I decided to go ahead and create my own version of a day per page that encompasses all of the topics that I want to use.  Sections include Schedule/Events, Tasks, Journal, ♥♥ Today (gratitude), Menu, and $ Box (tracking online purchases).  There is also some room under the date area to add in Holidays, Birthdays, etc.
Since I firmly believe in paying it forward - I have included the links so that you can download, print and use these if you would like - as with all of my stuff these are available for your personal use and not to be use in or as part of any commercial (for sale) inserts.

Here is the link to download:
For best results, I recommend that you cut your paper down to size (3.75" wide x 6.75" tall) and print onto the trimmed paper, then flip your printed pages over, feed back into the printer and print on the other side for double sided pages.

UPDATE:  I had a request for a half page size (5.5" wide x 8.5" tall) version, so here it is.  This version is designed to print on standard American size paper 8.5" x 11" (in landscape mode), then cut in half after printing.
Here is the link to the .pdf version: - this is FREE for personal use only.

Take Care & Wishing You Much ♥LOVE♥ from The 3 Sparkle Frog Gals!