While some people have moved well into the digital age when it comes to their calendars, I am one of those people who will forever prefer a paper planner. It all started back in sixth grade, when I was handed my first ever planner by my homeroom teacher. In an effort to get kids to be more responsible with their assignments, my school (district?) made them mandatory for all students. It was love at first sight.
Alas, now there are about a million different planners you can choose from, which makes things a little bit trickier. It took me years to find my perfect planner, and I hope these reviews will help you find yours.
2018 My Infinite Agenda
- Dated January 2018 to December 2018
- 8″ x 10″
- 360° spiral binding “for foldability”
- Durable cover with rounded edges
- 120 GSM paper
Self-described as a “product with a purpose,” My Infinite Agenda is all about dreaming.
You have the power to shape your thoughts, and therefore can set your mind on fulfilling whatever your heart desires.
I don’t know about you, but I find that supremely inspiring and empowering.
The first thirty pages are reserved for the first and most important steps of planning: gratitude, short-term goals, long-term goals, wildest dreams, and a vision board. A few pages for each, there are prompts to help you put your intentions to paper, whether that be in writing or in pictures.
Once that’s done, it’s time to get down to business.
At the start of each month, there is a single page monthly calendar – not quite big enough for any planning, but more for reference in my opinion – and a few questions to help you get focused for the month ahead.
This month I am excited to accomplish these short-term goals…
This month I will grow closer to these long-term goals…
In my wildest dreams I am looking forward to receiving…
The weekly spread is, well, spread over four pages – three for the seven days, followed by a notes page.
By now you should know what my biggest planner pet peeve is. Why are Saturday and Sunday not given the same real estate at the weekdays? As a mom who’s also active in church, it’s not uncommon for weekend days to be just as if not busier than the rest of the week. That aside, I actually do like the unique layout and consistent reminders to stay grateful.
As expected, My Infinite agenda rounds out the year with a page of reflection, a place to look back, celebrate the previous year, and plan ahead for the next one.
If you don’t mind a little bulk (and the whole abridged weekend thing), My Infinite Agenda could be a great pick for you. I can definitely see it helping people that are new to planning or people who simply want to take a more proactive approach to setting and reaching their goals. If you’ve used it or something similar, I’d love to hear how it worked for you.