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So I’ll be honest…. if I don’t write something down or set a reminder for it, there’s absolutely no way I’ll ever remember to do it.
I am embarrassed to admit that my sweet sweet boyfriend has had to set reminders in his phone to remind ME of things.
I am that forgetful!
Why am I telling you all about my inability to remember basic tasks?
Well, I’m glad you asked!
After one too many homework assignments that were completely forgotten, I knew I had to step up my planning game and get things under control.
There was a lot of trial and error to find the best solutions that work for me.
I’m so excited to share them with you today! Below are my favorite planners for productivity in 2020.
Best Paper Planners for Productivity
Paper planners will always have a special place in my heart.
I like to be able to read my tasks right in front of me and to design them however I want to.
I also find that it increases my productivity to map out tasks exactly how I want to.
I’ve especially become a fan of bullet journal layouts and like to incorporate them into my planners whenever possible.
With that said, here are some of my all time favorite paper planners to help you be productive in 2020!
- Inkwell Press Planner
- I have been using the Inkwell Press planners for YEARS now and absolutely love mine. I recommend it to everyone. Seriously. It is amazing for students and it can work for working women or stay at home mom’s as well. It is so versatile! My favorite thing about this planner is the monthly pages, which include habit trackers. I also really enjoy the “goal” pages in the beginning to plan out your year. You can get this planner from OfficeDepot or from InkwellPress.com
- Lily Pulitzer Agenda
- Okay, okay, I know many of you might be rolling your eyes at me right now. But listen, this is a great planner! I used this for many years before switching to InkWell Press and really loved it. I like the size of the pages the most. The large size gives a TON of room to customize the set up, which definitely increases my productivity.
- Erin Condren Planner
- I have to admit I have never actually owned this planner (a fraud, I know!) BUT, I was seriously considering switching last year. I love how customizable this is. I really believe that the key to maximizing use of your planner and being productive is picking one that fits you. What better way to do that than custom designing your own? Also, you get a $10 coupon when you sign up for their insiders program!
Best Digital Planners for Productivity
As I’ve gotten older, I have moved a little bit away from my die hard loyalty to paper planners. I now also rely on digital planners as well.
I like using digital planners because many of them can send you reminders about tasks.
This is great for helping me remember to actually get things done when I’m super busy.
- Google Calendar
- Google Calendar is a classic. I love how flexible it is! It allows you to set up recurring events, color code events, have multiple calendars, and set reminders. A feature that I didn’t know about for a long time is that an email with a summary of your daily calendar can be sent to you every day at a time of your choosing. I set mine up to send a daily email at 5 am so I can review my tasks as soon as I wake up.
- Teamwork is a tool I recently discovered, and I’m really liking it so far. It is free if you have less than a certain number of users. This makes it great if you plan on using it for your own personal calendar. The set up can be a little bit annoying because of the design for use as a team collaboration calendar. However, it wasn’t bad enough that it has discouraged me from using it. Teamwork also sends you daily overviews of your calendar, which I like.
These planners are great tools to help you be successful and productive in 2020!
So what do you think?
- Do you prefer a paper or a digital planner?
- What do you think is the most important feature in a planner?
- Do you have any planners you recommend?