After stumbling across the Nourished Planner I knew I had to try it! I liked the weekly planning layout which seemed to be a combination between vertical and horizontal. One of the main reasons I avoid vertical planners is because the columns for each day are too narrow so I really liked the layout with the big open space underneath the daily planning section.
I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
Setting up the Week
I found this free printable on the Nourished Planner website. They also make physical / bound planners.
Finished setup for the week! Lots of color <3
The spread looked a bit plain with just black pen so I ‘jazzed it up’ a bit with highlighters for each of the headings.
The free printable is undated so I added some of my rainbow date dot stickers.
The planner has a built in meal planning sidebar (which you could also use for cleaning, most important task etc.) but it starts on a Sunday when the weekly spread starts on a Monday. To avoid confusion I used white out correction tape to change it to start on a Monday and keep it consistent with the rest of the week.
I used the same workflow tracker for blog posts. I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and it’s been working well:
- Draft post
- Finalise post, ready for publishing
- Take photos
- Make the featured image for the post (I use Canva, see this post for a tutorial)
- Pin the post to Pinterest
- I usually post 1 to 2 videos per week on YouTube. For posts this applies to I use the letter V= Video (I drew a bubble around this to remind me i.e. I need to record the video before the day the post is due to go live)
I wanted to add a bit of a pop of color to the page so added some highlighter behind the number / order of the tasks.
For random tasks / things to do if I have time and which don’t take long I used an asterisk rather than numbering.
I used the shopping list section since it was built in – it was an ok size when I printed the free printable onto A4 size paper but may be a bit squished if you buy the physical planner which comes in 2 sizes: 6 x 7″ or 8.5 x 10″.
I tend to write the shopping list out on a sticky note so I can pull it out of my planner and take just the sticky note with me. I took a photo but I’m always paranoid I’m going to drop my phone in the supermarket.
I ended up using a sticky note for some extra stuff like reminders that popped up throughout the week – there just wasn’t quite enough space on the page (I should’ve written the checklist in smaller text).
- Nourished planner free printable
- ARC discbound notebook from Staples – A4 with leather cover – expensive but worth it!
- (found at a store called Dan Do in Brisbane City – similar to Diaso)
- Frixion erasable stamps (flowers) from Officeworks
- MAMBI Checklist stamp
- Doodlebug rainbow polka dot washi tape
- Date dot stickers (rainbow) made by me and sold in my sister’s planner supplies shop, Carefully Crafted
- White out correction tape (Keji brand from Officeworks)
- Papermate Inkjoy 100 1.0 Ballpoint pen (this pen is cheap and readily available but can be prone to skipping)
- Unipropus Window – dual tip (purple)
- Simbalion Fluorescent marker (dual tip) FM-680 (pink) from Danda (similar to Daiso)
- Typo wax / gel highlighter (yellow)
- Zebra Optrex dual tip (green)
- Uni Promark Eye fluorescent (blue)
Pros of the Nourished Weekly Planner
- The free printable is undated so you can start planning anytime (they also have dated and already printed & bound planners which come in 2 sizes: 6 x 7″ and 8.5″ x 10″ – both are under $40)
- Meal planner sidebar (which you could also use for cleaning etc.)
- Shopping list (if you’re prone to forgetting your shopping list but take your planner with you everywhere)
- Fitness tracker
Cons of the Nourished Weekly Planner
- Column width for the top 5 section for each day was a bit narrow
- No habit tracker
Would I use this planner again?
I didn’t mind this planner. If I used this planner again I’d change out the fitness tracker for a habit tracker and replace the shopping list with a project planner section. Overall, the planner was a bit plain in only black and white – I definitely prefer planners with a pop of color!
This planner would be ideal for someone that wants a cross between a vertical and a horizontal planner.
Note: the 2018 printed & bound version appears to have an updated weekly planning layout with the weekly sidebar removed and placed above the daily planning space.
Catch up on past week’s of the challenge:
- Week 29: Plum Paper Me Planner
- Week 33: Colorful Bullet Journal Inspired Weekly Spread
- Week 41: Weekly planning using Microsoft Excel
- Week 42: Using the Focus Journal Daily Planner
- How to do color coded weekly meal planning in less than 5 minutes using sticky notes
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- Life Organized Weekly Planner by Paper House (similar to the Erin Condren Life Planner)
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