The Best Planners For 2017

If you're anything like me, your planner makes or breaks your productivity. Having a yearly and monthly calendar, to-do list, and planning space at your fingertips helps you to feel in control over life's chaos. Think of a planner as a centralized area for all of your organizational needs.

The planners I love the most are the ones that offer more than a calendar. Here at The Daily Positive, want to equip you with space to dream, outline goals, and plan this next year with purpose so you can achieve success!


 Here are the best planners we have found for 2017!

Rifle Paper Co. Planner

“The most compact format, this agenda feels like a slim novel.”

During my search for the perfect planner, the planner from Rifle Paper Co. was one of my favorites because of how it looks and feels like a book. The beautiful pattern on the front immediately drew my eye, and I could picture this planner blending in nicely with the stack of books on my desk. I also appreciated it's size because many of the other planners are bulkier.


Kate Spade Planner

“Complete with monthly and weekly spreads, a contacts section, note pages, and laminated dividers, keeping tabs on your life has never looked so good.”


Passion Planner

This planner holds a “‘Space of Infinite Possibility' where you can take notes, draw, create, write, brainstorm or customize to your needs.”

This planner has been recommended to me by multiple entrepreneurs. It acts as a roadmap to reaching your goals with motivations along the way and a whole lot of space for dreaming!


Day Designer

“[Day Designer] is on a mission to get you organized and on your way to living an intentional, meaningful and well-designed life.”

This was one of the first planners I bought when I became an entrepreneur. I loved how each day had its own page. Sometimes we worry so much about the weeks and months ahead, we forget about all the planning we can do for the present day we are given!


The Purposeful Planner

“It is so important that we create margin in our lives so that we can live the life we’ve always dreamed. There are miracles in the margin!”

This planner includes room for a budget, menu, and task sheets for every month so that you're not just working on your job responsibilities, but you can be purposeful about every aspect of your life.


Erin Condren's Life Planner

The Life Planner is completely customizable from the cover to the insides. The website also sells add-ons to make your planner exactly the way you need to take your productivity to the next level! You can choose the layout, colors, and design.


Get-To-Work Book

This was the planner I used this year. I enjoyed the daily goal setting and the reflection prompts at the end of each month to help me see what I did right and what I still need to improve going into the next month.

“While (sadly) it can't do your work for you, every inch of it was thoughtfully designed to help you get to work.”


Simplified Planner

“We believe margin matters, and our mission is to inspire women to organize, simplify, and carve white space for the good stuff of life.”

The inside of the Simplified Planner is much like the other planners on this list, but the outside can be monogrammed to give this personal item an even more personal feel!


Tools4Wisdom Planner

If you're looking for a really affordable option, this is a great choice! This planner is crafted with purpose-driven questions to push you from surface level planning into deeper thinking.

“Deep within our subconscious lies a treasure of wisdom with a wealth of creative ideas waiting to be discovered. Planning while asking the right questions is the key to unlocking this treasure as we connect with our higher self.”


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Tell us in the comments what planner YOU will choose for 2017!

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7 Responses

    1. If you click on the links of each planner, it will take you to the websites where these planners are from. There you can see inside. Happy planning! 🙂

  1. I’ve always felt that my calendars should be a scratch pad (means) for life’s events (ends), so at the end of a year mine is a technicolor collage of highlighted events (e.g., green = health (MD appts, hikes/walks), starred events (yes, I use smiley stickers or stars for the good stuff), quotes or ideas I’ve collected, and quests I’ve intentionally set for each month. For me, it’s not about having a neat/beautiful calendar, but having a functional calendar that lets me see changes, additions, cancellations, conflicts, etc.

    I use At-A-Glance Weekly/Monthly appointment book with Quick Notes (#76-950) to capture all of the remnants and plans of my life. I use their 8.5″ x 11″ version so that all of the papers of my life are also collected in it as if it were a folder – either paper-clipped to the covers or slipped into the back pocket. It has a monthly overview for each month, then pages for each each week that span 2-pages with columns for each day. There’s Quick Note space on every page for scribbles or doodles.

  2. Thank you for sharing your list of 2017 planners. I have used the Passion Planner and Get To Work Book (really love this one). Right now, I am using an Inkwell Press planner and I absolutely love it! Of the three, Inkwell Press works best for personal life, GET TO WORK BOOK is best for my professional life. When I was in college, the Passion Planner was awesome.

    Again thank you.

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