A Sneak Peek Inside My Planning System: Everyday Planner

For 2016 I made my own planner to include everything that I wanted. I have tried countless planners and nothing ever seemed to work for me. I ended up with three different planners. All three of them are in ARC notebooks with two of them being the junior size and the other one the full size.

I’m going to split this up into 3 different parts because if not this post would be way too long. Part 1 will feature my everyday planner. It is a junior sized ARC notebook with a floral cover.


The sections I have included in my everyday planner are:

  • Monthly Calendar
  • Daily To Do
  • Goals
  • Master Lists
  • Fitness

I have each section marked with a blue tab divider.

Monthly Calendar

In the Monthly Calendar section, I have exactly what it sounds like; monthly calendars for 2016. I use these for keeping up with appointments and my work schedule. I use these printables from the Sweet Life Planner Club. I did an in-depth post about the Sweet Life Planner Club that you can see here.


Daily To Do

I don’t use this section every day since I don’t have to remember to do a bunch of things every day. I use these pages for when I have a lot going on and I really need to remember to get tasks done by a certain date or time. I use this free printable from I Heart Planners. Note: this printable is colorful if you get it from I Heart Planners. I wanted my planner to be very simple so I printed everything in black and white.



The Goals section is exactly what it sounds like. I have pages to list my big goals for the year and then a breakdown sheet for each individual goal to list out what it will take to reach that goal. I also have habit trackers for each month. I use these for healthy habits I want to make or unhealthy ones  I want to break. I made all the printables for this section.

Master Lists

The Master Lists section is very versatile. I use it to keep track of books I read, books I want to read, shows on Netfllix that I want to watch, etc. I have a daily Bible reading chart in this section because I wanted to read the entire Bible in a year. This section also includes several brain dump sheets so that I can write down any ideas that come to mind so I don’t forget them. I would say this is probably my favorite section. I made all of the printables in this section.


I use the Fitness section for tracking my weight and measurements. I have daily fitness trackers that I designed and use to keep track of the food I eat, my workouts, and water intake. There is also a couple of pages included with workout ideas and a motivation page. I made all of the printables in this section including a laminated mason jar set to record pounds lost and left to go.

There you have it. That’s my Everyday Planner. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. 

Part 2 will feature my blog planner. I also have a book blog over at The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf and this planner is tailored for that.