The Limelife Planner has been on my list of planners to try for more than a year! With so many layouts to choose from I opted for a layout with multiple sections to plan each day that doesn’t seem to be very widely used (although it should be!)
Before the Pen
I did a detailed review of this planner here
After the Pen
I opted to use the wide sidebar for blog planning, and divided the 6 sections into:
- Quick tasks
- Trip Planning
- Meal Plan
Things did end up getting a bit crowded in the Saturday and Sunday sections. I think this layout would be better with the proportions flipped. So the wider section split into 2 for Sat and Sun and the current Sat and Sun section become the sidebar.
This week I tried something different: I added a Pomodoro tracker section. I wanted to see which days I tend to be most productive and re-jig my routine accordingly.
Rather than filling every last white space of the planner I left and entire row free for things that inevitability pop up throughout the week.
I wanted pens that matched the colors of the planner as close as possible – the Artline Supreme fine pens immediately came to mind. They were almost an exact color match!
The space for each planning category was more than most vertical planners offer – I managed to fit 2 lines of text.
Since I’ve been using monthly habit trackers of late, rather than weekly, I used the Frixion erasable stamps to create a reminder section – an ideal solution if you don’t need to do a task every day as well.
- Artline Supreme fine pens
- Pilot Frixion erasable star stamp
PROS OF THE LIMELIFE PLANNER LAYOUT C
- Paper feels really smooth and is nice to write on
- The color printing is good quality
- Large, sturdy tabs
- Plenty of accessories to choose from
- Plenty of very functional layouts to choose from and a wider variety of non-traditional weekly layout options
- Option to personalise the cover (and plenty of cover options to choose from)
- Available in numerous planner sizes
CONS OF THE LIMELIFE PLANNER LAYOUT C
- There are 6 rows for each monthly calendar creating smaller boxes to write in
- The monthly calendar starts on a Sunday but the weekly spreads starts on a Monday (not consistent)
- The planning space for Sat & Sun was too small
- The planner is expensive and international shipping is expensive
- Most pens left indenting / ghosting on the back side of the pages
Would I use this planner again?
Yes. Not sure what other decorating options I could do with this layout though so it might get boring after a while.
Adding the pomodoro tracker was a good idea but by mid-week I forgot to keep putting the tally marks for every 25 minutes. Might need to try this again another week.
Note that there’s an updated version / color scheme of this planner which looks much nicer that the version I used.
Past week’s spreads
- Rainbow Color Coded Weekly Spread Using the Passion Planner
- Using the Dabney Lee for Blue Sky Weekly Planner
- Using the priority quadrant for weekly planning
- How to make lined note paper DIY planner insert refills in Photoshop (quick and easy step by step tutorial)
- Minimalist Planner Decorating: Title Ideas for your Bullet Journal
- 10 Quick planner hacks you need to try (planning tips & inspiration)
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