2020 was a rough year. There is likely no one who could say it worked out how they wanted it to. For me, things got rough for a minute. I was furloughed from my job in September, and later my entire team was officially let go. Luckily, I ended up finding a new position pretty quickly, but it’s been a crazy transition learning a new job virtually. Then at the end of the year, I ended up getting COVID, luckily again, I am recovering.
If you didn’t reach your personal goals in 2020, or if you had a setback, don’t be too hard on yourself. Be gentle with your goals and don’t push too hard. If and when we all get back to what we used to consider normal, you might be in a different place than you were last year. You may even have different goals.
I know I’ve never been good at slowing down, but like many others, I’ve been forced to this year. In another way, though, I’ve taken on tons more responsibility with MBA school, so I still really need to keep organized! I got my new planner this year, which is genuinely one of my favorite parts of a new year! I love planning for the upcoming season! Below I’m sharing my favorite Erin Condren planners for 2021.
The Best Erin Condren Planners
I love these planners for keeping me organized throughout the year! One of the best attributes is the Goals pages at the beginning of the year and each month. The planners make it easy to write your goals down, which as I’ve read is the first step to making them happen!
Whether you have goals related to work, school, relationships, life, you can write them down to help manifest or create step by step systems to reach them. Whatever your vibe is, the Erin Condren LifePlanners can help you reach them.
You can see my full review of Erin Condren’s LifePlanner here. This is the planner I use every day! I have multiple covers and I interchange them throughout the year. I love the fun quotes, notes pages, and colors! I jazz my day to day up with colorful markers and stickers too!
I have had both the horizontal and vertical layouts. My preference is usually the horizontal, but both have merits! I use the month view to plan out my big events and holidays. Then, I open to the week view to get into the details.
The softbound planner has similar options to the regular LifePlanner. The main difference is rather than a coil and plastic cover, it is bound with vegan leather and lays flat. I have this one too, and will likely use it more often in 2021. It is slimmer and fits better in my bag to bring to and from class, and I think it has a more professional look.
If you are someone who likes to have their planner with them at all times, this mini planner is for you. It fits perfectly into a purse or work/school bag, so this one is great for keeping track of day to day notes. There is week and month views with mini months, notes, and productivity pages, just like the full-size LifePlanners.
Which Erin Condren planner would you choose? Let me know in a comment below!