Daily vs. Weekly: Which Planner is Right for You?

So, you're interested in using The Intentional Planner, but you are unsure if the weekly planner or daily planner is a better fit for you. First of all, thank you! You are in the right place. We want you to love your planner and want to ensure you are happy with your choice. In this post, we’ll be comparing the two editions so you can easily choose the best one for you!


The Ekatra Planner Specs: Daily vs. Weekly


Let’s start with the basics. The first difference between these two planners is that the daily planner gives you enough pages for six months, while the weekly edition gives you enough for an entire year.

We didn’t want to make the daily planner unmanageably large so both planners are the same amount of pages complete with the 6-step self-care plan, health and wellness tracking, monthly intentions of reflection, monthly overview and goals, self-assessments at the beginning and end of the planner, inspirational quotes, self-care challenges and ideas, and space for notes.

THE DAILY EDITION:

  • 6-Month Planner, Open-Dated

  • 1 Day Per Page Layout

  • 284 Pages

  • 1 Note Page Every Week

  • 6-Step Self-Care Plan

  • Health and Wellness Tracking

THE WEEKLY EDITION:

  • 12-Month Planner, Open-Dated

  • 4 Page Weekly Spread

  • 284 Pages

  • 6-Step Self-Care Plan

  • Health and Wellness Tracking

The main difference between these two planners is of course the daily spread (or lack thereof).


The daily planner includes a page for a high-level look at the week complete with sections to track personal and work to-dos, sleep, mood and habits. In the daily edition, the weekly planning page is followed by seven pages for each day. Each day planning page includes areas for gratitude, your top goal for the day, exercise, self-care, water intake, meal planning, to-dos, and schedule.


In the weekly edition, the first planning page of a weekly spread is the same page in the daily edition - why reinvent the wheel, right? Seriously though, the page serves the purpose in both editions of setting goals for the week and tracking habits, sleep, and mood so you can easily see what choices and habits set you up for success. After the general weekly planning page, comes the diet and fitness section. This space allows you to plan out your meals and workout routine for the week and is followed by a section reserved for general notes - perfect for some extra to-dos or a brain dump. The next two pages of the weekly planning layout allow space for daily gratitude lists, top daily goals, and of course a space reserved for self-care.


Which Self-Care Planner is right for you?


Ok, so now you know what’s included in each edition, but which one is right for you? Here’s our take:

The daily planner is perfect for people who like to dig into the details. You’re someone who has a place for everything and you keep everything in its place - or that’s the goal, at least. It is great for the student who has to structure their schedule around specific class times or the working mom who is balancing meetings and soccer practice schedules all at once. The daily edition is also great if you want to try time blocking or you know you will need to plan things more specifically on a daily basis.

CHOOSE THE DAILY EDITION IF YOU...

  • Enjoy digging into the details

  • Want to organize tasks on a daily basis

  • Want to try time blocking

The weekly planner is perfect for people who prefer to not micromanage their time. You want to plan what you need to do and your direction for the week, but the thought of sitting down and planning out every task or moment seems more daunting than helpful. It is also great for people who are not in control of how their time is spent at work or school. If you work in a reaction-based profession or you hold a customer service role you’ll never be able to plan each moment of the day but you can still keep yourself on track!

CHOOSE THE WEEKLY EDITION IF YOU...

  • Enjoy having a flexible schedule each day

  • Have a job or obligations where your time is structured for you

  • Prefer to not plan every day on a schedule

Regardless of which one you choose, we hope that you enjoy using The intentional Planner and thank you for your support.


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