I do my best to stay organized because I have a lot going on. I love planners, but carrying around all the cute colored pens, stickers, and other stuff can be kind of annoying, especially when I can't find the one I really need/want. Plus, my kiddos end up using them more than I do.
I like to color-code things in my planner. I use purple for any school-related things I have to do, pink for my kids' school events, orange for repeating and ongoing appointments, blue for appointments/events that aren't repeated, red for holidays and birthdays, and so on. If I don't have the color pen I need with me, I get kind of bummed. I know it sounds so petty, and it is, but my brain works better with visual cues like colors. I can look down at this monthly spread and immediately get an idea of what I have going on without reading the details.
Ever since I got my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I've been hooked on taking all my notes on it. Paper clutter gets frustrating. As it is, I already have all e-bills to try and cut down on paper use, so taking my notes digitally and creating a digital planner was my next way of cutting paper clutter.
I created this digital planner to use with Goodnotes. That's an app that let's you take notes like no other. I have heard of other notes apps, but the only other one I've tried (and also like, but for different reasons) is Evernote. Evernote doesn't give you the ability to handwrite your notes the way Goodnotes does. You can markup a PDF in Evernote, but not start a new note and write directly into it.
Back to my digital planner...
It's my first one, and it's simple, but I love it.
I wanted to create something beautiful and realistic-looking since I'll be looking at it daily, multiple times a day, but also simple and functional...above all, functional.
This digital planner has working tabs, a perpetual calendar for repeating/important dates, 2018 and 2019 annual calendars to plan long-term, a quick view of 2018 and 2019, gridded notes pages, monthly spreads (June 2018-December 2019), and weekly spreads.
All the tabs are functioning, on every single page.
For the annual, long-term planning views, the weeks are numbered and linked to the corresponding weekly layout.
Every monthly spread has numbered weeks that are also linked to the corresponding weekly layout.
The weekly spread has days divided into 3 rows with blank header boxes for you to customize. There is a side bar with room for notes. The month, year, and week number is shown on the top, right-hand side. The entire planner is dated, because who has time to date every single day on every planner they ever own? I know I don't.
As a thank you for stopping by, I'm offering this digital Password Keeper for Goodnotes - FREE. You have three covers to choose from (just delete the two you don't want).
I don't know about you all, but I have way too many passwords nowadays, so I created this Password Keeper with a page for each letter. There is also a column for when you last updated that password.
How do you use it? Well, first, click on this link and download it ("Download as PDF" on the left-hand side). Once you've downloaded it, import it into Goodnotes.
Flip over to the first page. See those characters on the right side of the pages? Those are all linked. Click on letter "A" to jot down all your passwords for sites that start with "A" and so on. Notice that the page that you're on will have a yellow letter on the right side. That helps me keep the long list of usernames and passwords more organized.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the freebie.
PS: If you're having issues downloading the Password Keeper from the link above, try this one.