I personally prefer to plan using a to do list but if you like to do daily planning with a schedule, here are some layout ideas!
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1. 3 Columns
The writing space in this layout is narrow as this is an A5 page size notebook (Plum Paper). If you’re going to do 3 columns I’d use a bigger page size (my favorite is 7 x 9″).
2. Morning, Afternoon & Evening
3. Appointment Goal & Time
I came up with this layout years ago (this was the original post). If you get to the end of the day and are looking at your planner seeing only a few things crossed off it might be time to add an accountability tracker. By this I mean add a second time schedule section where you record what time you actually did that task.
This will help you see what time of the day you’re motivated to do certain tasks and schedule accordingly.
4. 2 Columns
Either split the page evenly…
5. Top 3 with schedule
Or maybe you want more space for scheduling and a narrower to do list:
6. 2 page spread
Which I think looks much better with some color 🙂 (these are the Zebra Mildliners)
7. Washi tape & icon stickers
Thin rainbow washi tape is good for adding color too!
8. Work & Personal
9. Full width of the page
If you want lots of space to plan by hour, try this layout:
10. Plan Bar Method
After seeing the daily plan bar method on the Bullet Journal website, I liked the idea and wanted to try it out, but of course I used rainbow colors instead of just black!
11. Horizontal format
Most daily planners seem to use the same layout – vertical scheduling space. If you’re bored of that maybe it’s time to try horizontal:
12. Small scheduling layout
Maybe you only need a small space to schedule your appointments and would rather plan by task, try this layout:
You could also treat the ‘must do’ tasks as the morning tasks, ‘should do’ tasks in the afternoon etc.
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