Creative people approach their work differently. Most of us don’t work 8-5, and we don’t have projects that we can plan to get done during the same times each day. The limiting factor for us is not the amount of time we have available, but rather the type of time we have available.
One size does not fit all when it comes to planners. Check out the planners below to see which ones best relate to what you’re trying to do, and give them a try!
I update these once a month near the beginning of every month. If you like these and don’t want to wait on me every month, check out the brand new 2013 Premium Planners.
Monthly Action Planner
Basic idea: Projecting effectiveness further into the future requires a more holistic view of your objectives.
Use when: You’re doing your month planning and review – this planner can be used with either the Productivity Planners or the Freelancer Workweek.
For more information: The Monthly Action Planner
Download: Monthly Action Planner - May 2013 (1311)
Basic idea: You are more productive at some times rather than others.
Use when: You’re trying to figure out when you’re the most productive.
For more information: How Heatmapping Your Productivity Can Make You More Productive
Download: Blank Daily Productivity Heatmap (44646)
The Action Planner Series:
Basic Idea: Once you know when you work best, why not plan your weeks and days around that information? Do more work in less time by leveraging your natural rhythms.
Use when: You’re planning your day or week.
For more information: Read the Productivity Planners User Guide (16467)
The Productivity Jumpstarter
Basic Idea: Sometimes we’re running around being busy but aren’t really being productive. This aid helps you stop running in circles and start making meaningful progress on your goals.
Use when: You have no idea what you should be doing and are tired of running in circles.
The Blog Post Planner and Calendar
Basic Idea: Brainstorming and planning your posts ahead of time may help you have a more streamlined, consistent, and insightful blog. Your mileage may vary, but it’s worth a shot!
Use when: You want to brainstorm and plan your blog posts.
For more information: The Blog Post Planner and Calendar – skip down to “How to Use These Planners” if you don’t need to be sold on why to use them.
The Freelancer Workweek
Basic Idea: Some of us work better to task than to time, and we need a planner that addresses how we work rather than making us fit how we work into it. This is a great one for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Use when: You’re tired of time-based planners and want to get clarity to what needs to be done.
For more information: The Freelancer Workweek – skip down to “How to Use This Planner” if you don’t care about the design methodology.
Last Month’s Downloads
In case I get the next month’s planners out early or you wanted to see how many people downloaded last month’s planners.
Monthly Action Planner - April 2013 (2025)
Daily Action Planner - April 2013 (1211)
Weekly Action Planner - April 2013 (1116)
Blog Post Planner - April 2013 (456)
Blog Post Calendar - April 2013 (306)
Blog Post Planner Set - April 2013 (384)
Weekly Project Planner - April 2013 (766)