It’s only a few days until the new year!! I haven’t had a lot of time yet this week to really dive into prepping my 2022 system, and it feels like it’s sneaking up on me. I kind of wish I had the 31st OFF and could just spend a few hours puttering around getting my planner pages set up.
At the very least, I did do a little inventory to make sure I have the “supplies” I need. I thought I’d share in this post the little accessories I’ve been using in my day to day planner life.
1- The actual planner (Wonderland 222) + Notebook
These two books are my primary, and only, system. I just listened yesterday to the BLP episode about Sarah’s (7 book!!) stack of planner items. Impressive! I am not at that level or anywhere close, so, I just have these two.
The planner holds: my calendar (monthly + weekly layout), the place I capture my “to-do” list (on paper- also use Google Tasks electronically), my Habit Tracker, and Monthly Goals lists.
The whole back half is just blank pages, and holds my “lists”. (Mostly my version of brain dump pages- books I want to read, places I want to go, gift ideas, etc. etc.)
The notebook (second book) is essentially my “journal”. I’ve shared these pages before, but here it is again:
The book has 365 pages, so I have ONE page for each day.
Top half is free writing/summary of my day (I fill it out the next morning).
Middle gets a “quote of the day”.
Bottom half I write in bullet points: Workout, Walk (Y or N), Screen time (mostly just social media minutes 😬), Books/podcast listened to, brief summary of my meals, things I “accomplished” that day, things that made me happy that day, and then my Gratitude/ Bummer section.
2- My planner cover
I am 100% planning to reuse my cover in 2022. I keep the planner in the cover, and the notebook/ journal on the shelf in my office.
I bought this one (well, apparently they aren’t selling mine anymore. But this is the latest version I guess?) It is perfect for me though. It was around $20, simple, functional and durable. And I surprisingly like the red/ brown combo!
3- My writing utensils
I primarily write in this using a Jetstream Uni-Ball 0.5 pen. It works great on this paper, no smudging at all. I wouldn’t say it’s THE MOST lovely, smooth writing experience of all times, but it works well and so far I’ve been too lazy to experiment with other options.
4- Repositionable Tabs
The planner doesn’t come with “tabs”, so I bought these last year. I just got these Avery Ultra Tabs, which worked perfectly for my needs. I like that the sticky part is clear, so I can write over it.
I just labeled each month, plus my “Tracker” page for easy access, and I labeled my “Index” in the back half.
5- Mildliner markers
I use these on my journal pages (see above) and prep this page each morning. I do the same color for each section, always the same.
I also use these on my Weekly spread to sort of divide it up into little sections. It really makes a huge difference on the aesthetics of the page!! Makes it easier to utilize the space well, too.
I think that’s about it! I seem to be set on fresh tabs, markers, pens, etc. Now I just need to sit down and get these BRAND NEW, blank books filled out!!
Are you all set for 2022 with a new planner? Which system do you use, if any? This will be my 2nd year in the W222. Overall I really like it, and I’m not a huge fan of constant change. Once I get situated, it seems like too much effort to figure out something else! So I’m happy to stay with this one.
I am grateful Ivan got home safely in the snow last night! Why does it always seem to snow the hardest during rush hour traffic time??