Erin Condren planner review - the guts

20130725-152949.jpg Yesterday I introduced you to my little buddy - my Erin Condren planner.. Today I'll show you how I use her.

The first thing I did was move my comfortable front spread from my previous planner. Inside cover is my version of a prayer I pulled from the Desire Map. It is where I start every day. Next is my list of Core Desired Feelings, which I think will get an overhaul in the next few days.

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I love this spread. So much. And I'll have it covered with all of my own more permanent flair before long.

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Now lets look at a monthly spread. I have everything I need at a glance here. My running plan is on the little dots. I've got races and run locations and classes and pay dates. Love.

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And now, weekly!

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First things first: I have a pen legend. This will be second nature before long, but I'm still learning.

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This is the first part of my week - nice and complete! Starting from the top of each day: Where I went for work/ mileage tracker in black. Planned workout in blue. To-do through the day.

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And I use the bottom for a food journal.

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In the middle is the handy-dandy bookmark. I use it as a menu planner. I have post-it's of the meals I have in my fridge. This week was orange for lunch and purple for dinners. As we cook the meal, I pull them off and throw them away. It helps me prioritize what meals need to be cooked first if things might spoil.

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And here is the rest of my week. And, sheesh, I have a lot to do this evening (it is still Thursday in my world). I am tagging appointments with these nifty arrows. They are Martha Stewart from Staples. I enjoy them.

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I use my bookmark from last year's planner in the back inside of the blank pages. This is where I keep track of my client check-ins and stay on top of invoicing. I have plenty of pages for the year.

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There are more things in the notes section that I brought over from my last planner. I took all if the quotes I'd written there and did this:

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And here is my repeating to-do list (always in progress):

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And, finally, the back cover. I keep all kinda of goodies in the sleeves and pouch. Business cards, bills to pay, encouraging notes, tattoo designs, etc. I am using the notepad on the back as my notes-to-go area. This chicken-scratch was from a podcast I listened to on the road a few days ago. No more huge post-its all through the planner!

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So there's how I use my Erin Condren planner. I feel like I had last year's to develop a system I liked, and now I just make it work.

She's a beaut. Isn't she?

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