It is time to find your "Planner Peace"
It is so very easy to fall in love with the Happy Planner system.
The giddy joy that comes with finding a planner that speaks to your soul. All those glorious different themed sticker sets.
So why do you feel this nagging twinge of irritation when you use your planner? Why does it feel more like a chore to write your plans and schedule in it? You were supposed to have this euphoric organized feeling. What happened?
Do you sometimes feel like a "planner failure" because you don't like the vertical boxes? You can't figure out how to make your life fit into those small squares.
Not to mention...you wonder why you should even want a cute planner when your days are so mundane? What are you supposed to write in there? Get up, go to work, come home, make dinner. Rinse. Repeat.
(Psst: I felt the exact same way. And you can still have the cute planner with all the things even if you don't have a "crazy busy" schedule. There are other things to use planners for besides listing your day out, hour by hour).
What about those days where you want to be more creative and have more of a bullet journal styled theme?
Uhhgg. The struggle. The angst. It's real.
That is why they have coined the phrase "planner peace".
Your planner (and planning system) shouldn’t make you feel bad. If you can’t keep up with “proper” planning and you have bits, bobs, and stickies scattered all over, then it is time to pull it all together into your own Happy planner. Frankenplanner style.
Get over 200 pages of planner pages for less than the cost of some sticker books.
You are less productive when you spend too much time worrying about your planner and it is a waste of time to continue struggling.
You have reminders and appointments in bullet journals, on post-its, in your Google calendar, and in the Reminders App on your phone.
Stop forgetting things. Don’t miss your important appointments or rush to get to a meeting because you misplaced the time (again).
It is time to make your planner work for you. That is exactly what planners are designed to do. Not the other way around. Put that baby to WORK.
Design a System That Fits Your Needs:
You are not alone.
Want to know a little secret?
The majority of successful planners have found a way to alter their planner. They move things around, use only the pages they love, and they make their planner pages fit THEM. Not the other way around...
(Not even kidding...I just saw an IG post of a planner who buys 4 (FOUR) planners and mixes and matches them all to make her ultimate planner for the year.)
I'm not far off with the 3 that I blend together mixed and matched with the pages that I print from this kit.
There is no reason that you can't do the same thing with some planner printable pages. Think of them as your Happy Planner companion pages. They are there to help supplement your main disc bound planner in a way that makes sense to you.
Hey there, I'm Rhoda.
The creator, designer, and planner girl behind Lemony Fizz.
I have always loved to create things from paper.
And colors make my world go round.
Sharing all my creations with you also makes me giddy with joy.
It Doesn't have to be Complicated
Bullet journal layouts and planner spreads can be GORGEOUS.
But what if you are not artistic?
Or you just don’t have the time to set up that fun habit tracker the way you like?
Print a few pre-made pages that you can quickly add stickers to. Punch them with a planner punch. Add them to your current planner and then get to writing.
Cute and colorful plans. Even when you are pressed for time.
Find planner peace by customizing your current planner with pages that you can print when you need them.
You might not always need a custom planner layout. When you do...you will have a complete planner companion at your fingertips.
You'll feel a sense of pride and joy when you see them in your planner and they only take minutes to do.
What do you need to get started:
You'll need to have a binder or disc system.
That one that is hiding in the corner after your last attempt at being a "planner babe" or a "planner addict" will do nicely.
It doesn't have to even have to include up to date calendars or weekly pages.
- Just the binding system.
- A hole punch that works with that binding system.
- Some stickers (optional)
- Fun pens...or any household pen you already have
- This Planner Printable Companion Kit
Don't push this idea away just because you have tried out planners before and they didn't work for you. I've done the same thing.
The boxes of journals and planners in my craft room are evidence that I can't handle a regular, straight off the shelf planner.
Now I'm better at picking and choosing the expensive supplies I want (I'm looking at you... sticker books). I also know how to mix and match to make my planner work for me.
How Will Designing a Frankenplanner Help...
You can skip pages in your planner (gasp).
Printing a few companion planner pages for your regular Happy Planner means you can move those stock pages out. Put them in the back. Save them for a custom sticker-covered layout.
Design a whole new planner layout with them (did you know you can make a vertical layout spread into a dashboard spread. Learning this finally brought me planner peace).
…or you can toss them.
Just get rid of them.
They are not serving you or your purpose. Let them go.
Having a disc-bound system (or ring binder) means more flexibility. You can use pages from a printable companion. Add habit trackers or bullet journal style collections. It is okay to blend it all together.
You can still use task and note bullets or habit trackers in a planner. Create collections and divide them with tabbed dividers.
Daily to-do lists and shopping lists can be moved as needed.
Laminate the pages that you can reuse or that you want to set up as a “key” or “index”.
Just go with it. There is no right way.
A BONUS (OR TWO):
Monthly planner themes, a full printable monthly calendar set.
The ability to stay on task, continue to use your planner, and someone to bounce ideas off of when you are feeling that "where do I start" wave crashing on you.
- ideas to set up your planner and actually use it
- monthly calendar spreads (undated, Sunday start, Monday start)
- 12 Bujo collection pages (books I'm reading, movies, etc.)
- Envelope savings system printables
- A full budget printable (22 pages) for your household finances...
Bills, Savings and MORE
What is included?
This DIY planner kit is not just about the printables. It is about USING your planner system to organize your life and successfully find planner peace.
- 80 + Planner Printables
- 12 Monthly Dividers
- Planner page size cheat sheet
- Planner Glossary
- Page suggestions for an effective planner
- Reference list for over 165 trackers
- How to Resize Planner Printables
- Choose the Best Planner System for You
- How to Use a Planner (and prompts to keep using your system)