Okay you may be wondering why a planner for men, especially since this is the first planner I’ve created. Why didn’t I create a planner for moms first?
Short answer, it was a gift for my husband.
I have been wanting to create a planner for a while now. Not that there are no planners out there that is both beautiful and something I wouldn’t like. I’m sure there are tons out there! I have seen quite a few of them already and I haven’t even began looking yet. But my question is, will it be a good fit for me? Maybe. Maybe not. I just know that I don’t want to spend another dollar on another planner that I’m not sure whether it will serve the purpose that I want or not. And believe me, I’ve spent a lot already and I usually end up using only a part of it!
And although I have a planner for men here, creating one for moms is on my list of to-dos as well. Be sure to stay tuned for that!
My husband just recently celebrated his birthday. So before that, I have been thinking of something special that I can give him. Something that wouldn’t cost a lot of money. Something that will be useful to him. And hopefully something that he would like.
I’m sure many of you are thinking though, “a planner” for him? Well, maybe it’s not the first thing in his mind but I do know my husband and where he is now in his life. What he wants to do and accomplish in life. And let me tell you, lots! He wouldn’t ask me to buy him a planner nor will he even thought of buying one for himself. For the same reason that I have, he wouldn’t know if it’s something that will fit him. But he would gladly buy notebooks after notebooks because they are cheaper. The only problem with that is that it ends up scattered everywhere. All his thoughts written down on separate different notebooks. Not a good thing for productivity, don’t you think?
That’s why I decided to create a planner designed specifically for him. But hopefully it’s something that you may find helpful for the man in your life as well. It’s pretty basic but hopefully it covers all the essentials.
So what’s included in My Productivity Planner for Men? Let’s take a peek shall we?
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- Mini Vision Board. Are you familiar of a “vision board”? Or have you heard of it? It’s basically a collage of pictures that reflects or shows the same dreams or goals or plans that you have in life. Say, a picture of a body builder that you idolized because you want to achieve the same physical results; Or maybe owning your own private jet plane; Or pictures of businesses that you want to own someday; Or anything that your heart desires really. You get my point, right? Hopefully. And usually this collage is displayed right on your wall where you can see it everyday, to serve as a reminder of your priorities and goals.
The mini vision board is just that, only a smaller version and something that is right in your planner so you can see it every time you open your planner. That’s my purpose anyway. It’s just at the moment, we don’t have a dedicated office where we can hang a great big vision board. So for now, a mini vision board will work just fine.
- Year at a glance. Current year calendar.
- Long-term goals. How do you envision your life 5 to 10 years from now? This is where you can write it down. So you can remind yourself of your big goals all the time.
- Yearly goals. This is the section where you start breaking down your much bigger goals into yearly goals so they are more easily achievable.
- Notes section. My husband likes writing down a lot of extra other things so this will come in handy in those times.
- Month at a glance. Monthly calendar with spaces to write appointments and other important dates.
- Monthly goals. This is the area where you can start chunking down your yearly goals into smaller monthly attainable goals.
- Weekly goals. Now you can further divide your monthly goals into weekly goals.
- Daily goals. Finally, you have areas to schedule your days to make sure that you are working on your goals little by little. In here, you can also write other things that you want or need to do on a day-to-day basis (i.e. appointments, meetings, workout schedule, housekeeping, etc.)
- Workout Tracker. My husband likes to write down his workout routine so naturally he has a separate notebook for that. Creating a space right in his planner will let him track his workout schedule easily without having to look for his misplaced workout notebook (wink). Also, in this way, at the end of the year he can easily refer back to the whole year and see if he has actually been consistent or not.
- Health Tracker. This is just a reminder checklist for him to go through every week to see if he is following on his health goals or not.
- Week in review. This is the area where he can write down his accomplishments for the week that has passed and any areas where he can improve on.
- Journal section. How do you feel about your week? This is just like notes where you can write down any thoughts or things you want to remember.
- Motivational quotes. I have also included motivational quotes all throughout the planner from the famous motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. My husband regards him highly, so I thought reading his words all the time will fuel his motivation even more. I hope it does the same thing for yours as well.
And thanks to Joel Brown of Addicted2Success I didn’t have to look very far for these quotes. He has compiled 50 powerful quotes from Tony Robbins into 1 page.
- Year-end review. Finally, at the end of the year, is a section where you can reflect back in your past year and see how productive you’ve become; If you have any regrets about your choices; Or point out and take notes of areas that needed to be improved for the following year.
How to print:
- First things first, what type of paper is best to use?
I have printed my husband’s planner in a regular copy paper and it still turned out great. However, because I recommend you print it double-sided, using a lightweight card stock paper may be better. I did have a 67 lb cover stock available at home and I tried printing the planner on it. Well, the colors wasn’t as vibrant as it was on a regular paper. So maybe, keep that in mind as well, the texture of the card stock paper to ensure best results. Let me know if you do!
- Print the front cover page up to the year-at-a-glance calendar page one-sided only.
- If you decide to use regular paper, try to at least use a heavier paper when you print the mini vision board pages. You are going to glue images here, so make sure that the paper can hold up the weight.
- From the long-term goals page all the way to the end, print double-sided.
- Then, take your printed copy to an office supply store and have it coil bounded like I did for my husband.
- That’s it! Now, it’s time to plan away!
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