When your planning system is about to fall apart.

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OK my darling, that survey I ran about the most common planner and planning struggles has been JUICY! {I know, I keep talking about it. It has been THAT enlightening ๐Ÿ˜ƒ }

I’ve been taking notes and notes, scribbling, having fun with it and for today…..


We are addressing a very common planner struggle.


That one that happens when we are doing well, staying organized, on fire for weeks and then….. all of a sudden….. things start falling apart.

And apparently “out-of-the-blue”.


There are many many reasons for that, and one of them?

You ran out of your fave amazingly practical planner pages!

THAT amazing planner packet you bought pre-printed and/or printed yourself at home is all gone and there’s no way to keep the system rolling!

and they worked sooooo well for your lifestyle, took you soooo long to fine tune them….

PLUS you were about to change planner sizes!

Now you find yourself scribbling notes in little papers here and there, post-its everywhere, random sheets flying over your head.

The c-h-a-o-s!


No, my sweet planner lover, no. There’s no need to fall apart. Really!

The solution?


I know, I know, who’d have thought of that! ๐Ÿ˜€

Even thou it *seems* easy to do so, we often get stuck becasue we were sooo attached to that other layout.


So to help you guide in you uncovering your planner-layout-perfection here are a few Qs to consider:

  • What were the features you love about those pages?
  • How did it help you be on top of your tasks?


Answer those questions and then go to your paper stash and find something that you can adapt.

For instance, I have been using one of my fave creations. This weekly view one:




The thing is I’m ITCHING to use a personal size one for a long time.

Soooo when I was about to start printing those same planner pages above to fit personal size….. I ran out of ink!

Did I post-pone the move into a new planner until I had the “perfect pages”?


I improvised and replaced it!

Ordered the missing cartridge right away and off I went to set up my new binderย with the current working planner system I have.

Meaning, found an old two weeks view that I hadn’t used {reads, past years!} and on I went to make it happen for at least two more weeks until the cartridge is here:




See what I did there?

Covered dates with stickers, rewrote the days for those weeks and ta-da!



Yup. Ages-years old planner pages did the trick.


Not as pretty as the one I was using, BUT it’ll keep me functional until I print my new pages AND it allows me to smoothly transition into a new planner size while test-driving it.

Couldn’t be easier, ya? ๐Ÿ˜€

And it’s fun! I get to experiment some more with a “draft” pages.

Now, sweets, I want to hear from you!

When was a time that you had to improvise to keep your system rolling? And did you create out of it?

I’m all “ears” reading your comments ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Many Smooches,

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Hey, love! I'm Raine.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Artist, designer and believer that โœจjoy & funโœจ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness โ€“ to yourself and to those around you.

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