Are you already thinking ahead to 2023? It’s time to start planning for a successful, productive year with the right planner. Whether you need to stay on top of work tasks, organize your personal life, or just keep track of important events, a well-organized planner can help you stay on top of your goals.
Why Bother with a 2023 Planner?
A planner is an essential tool for anyone who wants to stay organized, and 2023 planners are available in all shapes and sizes. The most important factor is finding one that works best for you and your lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you find the best 2023 planner for your needs.
Paper or Digital?
First, decide what type of planner is best for you. Do you prefer a paper planner with monthly, weekly, and daily layouts? Or do you prefer a digital planner on your phone or computer? Additionally, consider if you need a planner for business or personal use.
I struggle with this because I so desperately want move to digital but there is just something about physically holding and writing in a paper planner that just does something for me. I am going to actively try and use both this year and see how it goes.
What Features Do You Want Your 2023 Planner to Have?
The next step is to think about the features you need or want from your planner. Do you need to-do lists, reminders, and notes sections? Do you need an address book, calendar, or other organizational features? Consider all the features you need and make sure the planner you choose has them.
I know I used to want everything combined in one planner but now I’ve learned, I actually prefer certain things to have their own planners. For example, I don’t like my book journals combined with my Wildish Collective notebooks and planners.
What Size Do You Prefer?
Lastly, make sure the planner is the right size and format for you. Do you need a pocket-sized planner that you can easily carry with you? Or do you prefer a larger desk-sized planner? Make sure the size and format is right for you so that you can easily use it.
I prefer a larger, full notebook size but when I was in high school, I loved smaller pocket sizes. They were less weight and didn’t take up a lot of space with all my school books.
What 2023 Planners Do You Recommend?
You are in for a treat because trying out different planners is one of my favorite addictions. No…seriously, you should see my office. I could have a bookshelf dedicated to them. This year, I wanted to touch on five different planner options to give you a taste of what different planners can offer. Here are my favorite planners for 2023!
Erin Condren 2023 Planner
The Erin Condren 2023 Softbound LifePlanner is designed to help you stay organized and on track throughout the year. It features a 12-month calendar with plenty of room for notes and reminders, a month-at-a-glance view, and plenty of extra space for planning and goal-setting. The planner also includes inspirational quotes EC essentials between months.
Pros: Colorful, Metallic Rose Gold edges, Simple, Different Size Options
Cons: Simple(this is a con for some)
Though this planner doesn’t come with any extras, the Erin Condren site is chocked full of fun accessories to really bring this planner to life if you aren’t the creative type. Overall, it’s perfect for keeping track of your activities and organizing in style.
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Ink+Volt 2023 Goal Planner
As the name suggests, the Ink+Volt 2023 Goal Planner offers a number of different action steps and goals to help you stay focused and motivated. It is designed to help users set goals, create action plans, and track their progress over time.
Pros: Simple, Linen Cloth Covered, Heavily Goal Oriented, Offers 30 Day Challenges
Cons: Simple, Limited Color Options
This planner is very basic and a perfect option for someone who doesn’t want all of the extras in a planner other than goal setting. I find the design to be very straightforward which gives me a more masculine vibe.
2023 Work + Life Planner by Happy Planner
Work + Life by The Happy Planner® is a disc bound, minimalistic planner created with professionals in mind. It features the vertical day planner layout and comes with deluxe items like productivity stickers and a storage folder.
Pros: Hard Cover, list of observed holidays, password tracker, monthly spread for important dates, monthly goals & to-do list pages
Cons: The pages are cut with the tab in mind so I find it a bit tedious to flip through when I’m skipping forward months
Though I wished it packed a little more business aspects into it, this has been my go-to planner for 2022! It’s sleek, beautifully minimalistic, and can handle a beating or two thanks to the hardcover.
2023 Writual Tarot Journal
The Writual Tarot Journal is combined planner and journal designed to help you explore tarot in a deeper and more meaningful way. Through writing prompts and guided questions, the journal helps you to reflect on their readings and develop a greater understanding of tarot as a form of self-expression, self-discovery, and spiritual guidance.
As a bonus, this journal also provides helpful resources, such as tarot spreads and card meanings, to help you further their knowledge and practice of the tarot.
Pros: Nothing else on the market like it, covers astrology, has worksheets for your birth chart, beautiful cover design, tarot card cheat sheet, daily & monthly slots for card pulls, comes in a digital version as well as paper
Cons: Thin paper cover.. that’s it!
This journal is unlike anything I’ve ever seen and I’m not going to lie, I’m obsessed! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned tarot reader, the Writual Tarot Journal is designed to help you make the most of your tarot readings.
2023 Home Planner by the Passionate Penny Pincher
This is NOT your traditional planner but I will tell you what it IS a game changer! The 2023 Home Planner is the perfect fit for busy families who need a little direction to stabilize the chaos of life.
This planner is packed full of checklists to add MORE time and LESS work to your already busy day. There are checklists for spring/daily cleaning, hosting guests in your home, vacation planning, yard maintenance, Christmas, home projects, personal goals, monthly tasks, bill payments, goals, and SO much more!
Pros: digital version, checklists for everything, well-designed, laminated cover, colorful, daily checklists for keep your home life organized, comes with stickers, folder, and ruler
Cons: not a fan of the cover design choices
I want to end this with letting you know that the 2023 Passionate Penny Pincher Home Planner is christian based and has scriptures throughout it as well as suggested readings daily. I am not a christian therefore it is not something I will be utilizing, however, I know this is a big selling point for many!
Overall, this planner is the bees knees for home life. I have never in my life found a planner that literally covers everything from home to family to finances in the best, most organized way. I absolutely LOVE all of the coloring as well. If I had the option to remove the bible scriptures, that would be amazing but I’m happy to work around them regardless.
Finding the right 2023 planner can help you stay organized and on top of your goals. Think about the type, features, and size of the planner you need, and choose the one that works best for you. Good luck!