Everyone dreams of cradling a warm cuppa joe and reporting to work in their pajamas. The relentless optimists amongst us did a little happy dance when our employers offered remote work. Finally—the chance to make our idyllic work-from-home dreams come true!
However, it didn’t take long for reality to settle in. We’ve learned the hard way that working from home can seriously jeopardize productivity.
A plethora of potential distractions circle around us—everything from needy children to package deliveries to incomplete chores. Remote work blurs the line between work and life, making focus a challenge.
All of the Gutsy Creatives team members work from home. With our team spread across the globe, we needed solutions to keep on track and manage ourselves independently. As a group of type-A bibliophiles with a shared love of paper and pen, many of us live and breathe by our planners.
Get yourself a planner! Your work is important and deserves a planner that fits perfectly with how you prefer to organize and strategize your projects. Your perfect match planner is out there!
To help you pick the very best planner for your productivity goals, we’ve gathered some of our personal favorites for you to peruse. Choose the best for your work style. Use your planner to set realistic goals, prioritize tasks and measure progress. Your trusty planner just may save the (work)day and become the work-from-home companion you can’t do without.
If you don’t mind splurging a little on a planner that has it all, you can’t go wrong with the classic Moleskine Weekly Planner. It’s versatile, and has a clean, minimalist quality to it that’s hard to resist. We like how it alternates between calendar pages and note-taking with calendar grids and weekly blank pages. Make use of its unique structure to organize your goals and thoughts with ease.
If you’re big on habits and don’t mind the inconvenience of a hefty planner, the Clever Fox Planner PRO is the perfect planner for you. This planner provides direct guidance to help you identify goals, achieve objectives, track habits and chase down resolutions to the last accomplishment. Crafty types will appreciate the included stickers to encourage creativity and stay colorful with your thoughts, habits and goals.
Looking for a planner without the shackles of dated pages? Consider using the Panda Planner Pro. It’s designed for mere mortals who want to skip a day or two without wasting precious space. The freedom to schedule your own tasks and days leaves room for creativity and its daily dose of positivity and inspiration gives a much-needed boost to go about the day.
This is the personal favorite of our founder Kelsye. “I like starting my days not just with a review of priorities, but a reflection of grateful things. This planner not only maps out my complex projects, but also helps put me in the right mindset for a happy, productive day.”
We included the Deluxe Law of Attraction Life Planner for those looking to kick-start their self-development process. The great aesthetics set the mood for higher thought. High quality craftsmanship sets this planner apart from its counterparts. The name speaks for itself too, with detailed step-by-step guidance to implement the law of attraction in your life.
If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner or innovator, the Hatch Notebook is designed to bring you the best value for your buck. This planner serves well as a project planning and management tool, acting as your own personal professional mentor. Pour your ideas onto the pages and make them happen with unique step-by-step project structure. This one-of-a-kind planner provides both the structure and freedom required to explore your next great idea.