Are you looking for the perfect 2023 planner? Today, I’m sharing mine. It is highly functional, super affordable, and at the moment, wide open for all the possibilities and opportunities that 2023 will bring.
While I embrace the digital world, paper is the way I plan my life. I have been using a paper planner since my early college days in the late 80’s. I learned very quickly in college that making lists and writing down important dates on a calendar kept me fairly organized and I rarely missed an assignment or deadline. And at the time, a planner made me feel like such a grown-up.
The same is true today. My planner makes adulting so much easier. In the hectic season of life that I am in right now of mothering 2 teenage daughters, owning a business with my husband, and running our home, my planner needs to hold it all together for me to stay on task.
That’s not to say that I don’t falter…I’m not perfect….but my 2023 planner just might be! 😉
My 2023 Planner:
For 2023, I am once again using a Day Designer planner. I started using this brand in 2018 and have been happy with it ever since. You can find it in Staples or on Amazon.
I have used a variety of layouts over the years. In 2022, I used a Daily/Monthly layout, but for 2023, I’m switching to a Weekly/Monthly layout. I made a quick YouTube video showing both layouts. See for yourself which one might work best for your planning needs.
My planner details:
- January – December 2023 tabs. 2 pages per month.
- Weekly calendar view per two-page spread with enough space for your daily schedule, to-do list, and notes section, as well as your week’s top 3 to-dos.
- Durable front & back cover
- “Coming up Roses” cover design, with other designs available.
- Twin-wire binding
- Size: 8 X 10 (Also, comes in 5 X 8)
- Affordable. I found it for less than $25 on Amazon. My Amazon affiliate link: Day Designer for Blue Sky Weekly Monthly 2023 Planner
For 2023, I went up in size to an 8.5 by 11 from a 5 X 8 in 2022. I refer to my planner daily, and it mostly stays on my desk, so the larger size won’t be a problem. And I have sloppy big handwriting–I thought the bigger space would be helpful.
In 2023 I switched to a weekly view to hopefully streamline my current planning process. Every Sunday, I fill in my daily schedule based on what’s on my monthly calendar. That’s why it is so important that my monthly calendar is up to date. If life isn’t on my calendar, it gets missed! After I fill in my schedule, I plan my to-do list for the week. This has been my process for most of my adult life.
There’s a lot of 2022 left, and I don’t want to wish time away, but I’m looking forward to using my new planner!
Are you a paper planner person? If so, have you purchased your 2023 yet? Share the details in the comments.