The Flexible Planner is a simply designed planner that bridges the gap between traditional planners and notebook journaling, giving you a place to plan the simple homemade life you want instead of letting the days just happen.
Ready for something that can help you work towards the life you want?
Then you’ll want to check out the 2021 Flexible Planner©!
This is the planner that will help you do all the things you want, and believe are important, to live a simple handmade life. It can guide you to make good use of the time you’ve been given.
The Flexible Planner© is a time management and goal-setting guide that will also become your go-to place for all your ideas, thoughts, questions, and things you want to remember.
The pages are printed on dot grid paper so you can use your own keys to list and remember, add stickers, add blocks or specific times, or even color and create pages with the blanks in the Lists section. It’s totally up to you!
The 2021 Flexible Planner© is available in two formats:
- PDF files for instant download – you print them at home or take them to be printed.
- Coil-Bound printed physical product – it will be printed when you order and delivered to your door.
Both formats are 196+ pages and contain the following:
- Contents & Key Page
- Yearly Planning (Simplified Goal Planning Guide; Year Review, Goals & Goal Action Steps)
- Monthly Goal Planning Pages
- 2-page Monthly Calendars
- 2-page Weekly Planning Pages
- Lists Section: Index Page and blank dot-grid pages
Here’s what people are saying about The Flexible Planner©:
I started using the Bullet Journal last year and found it very helpful. But your Flexible Planner is a definite improvement. I love having the printable pages ready to go so I don’t have to get out the ruler and create the monthly grids. And there’s plenty of room available to write in all my daily tasks. Plus I find using a binder with tabs is much handier. You’ve come up with a great product. Thank you for making my life easier. -Terri
The concept of the Flexible Planner is a really nice way to take the things I like about bullet journaling (the ability to set up my calendar the way I need/want, lists to organize information, and pages to journal on) with the things I like about a standard calendar planner–namely, a monthly calendar and a pre-set design that allows me to spend more time writing/planning than setting up every week. -Lena
I really love this planner and I have used a lot! It gives me so much room to write everything…from our meal plan to events…homeschool tasks and general to do stuff. I was looking at planners while shopping for school supplies and none of them really compare to what you have designed in the Flexible Planner. -Debbie
If you’re just finding out about the planner, read on for a little background on how The Flexible Planner© came to be and what it may do for you.
Why a planner for a simple life?
Over the years I’ve shared my goals, talked about menu planning and how important it became for my sanity, how to make time for cooking, and even my top 5 time management strategies.
Yet I struggled to find a planner to help me.
I mentioned in this goals recap that the reason I’m passionate about at least some planning is to guard against just letting life happen to you.
I want all of us to be able to look back at the last year – and last 5 years – and see progress towards our priorities.
As simple homemade life advocates, we have shared goals of wanting to find time to cook healthy, from scratch food and time to serve the food in a relaxed setting to the people we love.
To dig in the dirt to grow food and flowers, or take time to read and feed our minds. To do something with our hands, whether it’s painting a room or crafting a Christmas ornament, and relish in that sense of accomplishment.
These are the things that feed our souls.
No matter what your list looks like, the one thing they all have in common is:
And it’s the thing I hear most from people that they struggle with, and the ONE thing in this crazy world that we can control to some degree.
Taking the time to plan and make goals that we sometimes reach – and sometimes don’t – keeps us making progress forward.
When we write things down, we can look back and see if our lives look a little more like we envisioned a year ago or even five years ago.
But that writing it down part!
If you’re like me, you have tried so many planning systems over the years – and whatever stage of life, we never seemed to fit into the planners boxes.
It’s with this in mind that I started creating a new planner – one that was different, but not too different.
The Flexible Planner©
I named it The Flexible Planner© because it’s a combination of traditional planner and the Bullet Journal® system, including a dot-grid background, blank pages, and a lists section with the all-important lists contents page to find your lists when you need them.
But with The Flexible Planner© you do not need to recreate pages every week and you’ll find gentle prompts and space to guide you through setting and working on goals.
There’s still plenty of blank space to create just what you need, but with just enough lines to make it easy on you.
Flexible Planner© Video
Here’s a video I made a few years ago of how I use the planner for my life and other than the updated covers and pages, it’s still how I use it:
This planner truly helps me to make progress and work towards a simpler life!
With goals in mind I know what my priorities are which helps me to say yes to the things that move me towards them – and no to those that don’t.
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Have you purchased and used the planner?
If you’re a Flexible Planner© user, I’d love it if you would share your thoughts with me!
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