How I Use My Erin Condren Life Planner

How I Use My Erin Condren Planner | College Tips | Hayle Olson | www.hayleolson.com

I never knew how helpful a planner could be until I got my very first Erin Condren Life Planner. Within the first week of using it, I was a busy bee! I got 10x more done than I usually did and I was well on my way to getting ahead of schedule.

Picking it out and customizing it was one of my favorite parts about purchasing this planner. Erin Condren offers so many different cover options and they’re all customizable! I chose the Prism design and modified the colors so that the triangular lines were white instead of the standard cream color. I then chose to leave my name off the cover – just a personal preference. You can also pick from four different coil colors, I picked the standard Silver, but there’s also Gold, Rose Gold, and Black.

That’s not all… You can also customize the inside! There are two themes, colorful and neutral. I went with the neutral option.

Then there’s three layout options, Vertical, Horizontal, and Hourly. I picked the Vertical option as I thought it fit my blogging/youtube schedule the best. If I were in high school or college, I would have definitely picked the Horizontal option.

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Once I picked out and designed my Life Planner, I was giddy to see what else they had. Somehow I also ended up with two notebooks and a deluxe monthly planner in my cart! Oh… and stickers, custom labels, and a wellness log. 

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In the photo below you can see the Erin Condren wellness log, a notebook, and one of the sticker sheets I picked out. I primarily use this notebook for planning videos and writing scripts for my YouTube channel.

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In this next photo, you can see the Erin Condren deluxe monthly planner and the other sticker sheet that I picked out. I’ve discovered that this planner is perfect for setting goals, brainstorming, and planning out ideas. I love how it has all the monthly layouts, a few pages for goal setting, and then a ton of lined pages for taking notes or brainstorming.

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If you hadn’t noticed by now, I absolutely love the watercolor cover designs that Erin Condren offers. Not only are the colors beautiful, but the quotes & sayings and so motivating and inspirational! Below is another notebook that I picked out along with a sticker book that I just couldn’t live without.

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Another thing that I was quite excited about when browsing the Erin Condren website was that I could create my own labels. I customized two different sheets and filled them with blog and youtube tasks. I was able to pick from a ton of colors and I loved these the best. I think these custom labels would be perfect for college students – I’d have a different color for each of my classes. 😎

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I love to use my stickers and customized labels to organize and decorate my planner. I use the top section of my planner to list any blog posts or youtube videos that are being published that day. In the remaining two sections, I will list out any tasks I need to get done. These will typically be writing a blog post, editing a video, or brainstorming.

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Here’s an up close look at the 1st half of my week. I like using the full box stickers to block out time when I’m working on a big project. Anything thing that is related to my blog, I write in purple and anything related to my youtube channel I write in blue.

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Here’s the 2nd half of a typical week for me, here you’ll also find my productivity dashboard. I use this to keep track of my year long goals – it’s a good visual reminder from week-to-week. 

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I’ve truly enjoyed getting to use my Erin Condren Life Planner to organize my life and help keep my on schedule for my blog and youtube channel. It’s one of the best purchases I’ve made – I highly recommend an Erin Condren Life Planner to anyone who wishes to get more organized. I wish I would have had one when I was in college.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Erin Condren. The opinions and text are mine alone.

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  • What a beautiful planner, Hayle! I actually had no idea there was such a thing as a ‘life planner’, but now I think I need one! 🙂

    — Lisa // FjordsandBeaches.com