Sneak Peek: New Life Noted planners!

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Here is a sneak peek at our brand new Life Noted planners! I am especially excited about these planners!

The Life Noted planners are entirely new to the Quo Vadis planners lineup. They are designed to help you set and track your goals for the year and for each month, and incorporate your goal action steps into each week and your daily schedule. These planners were created to help you focus on your priorities and manage your time so you can achieve your goals and become your best self.

At the beginning of the planner there are pages to help you assess your life as it is now, and decide your priorities for the upcoming year. Then there are pages to help you decide your goals for the year based on those priorities. Next you create your actions/ tasks related to your goals.

Before every month is your Forecast page, where you write the upcoming month’s goals, and your action steps. Then there is the current month on two pages with space for that month’s objectives and things you need to do that month.

Month on two pages in Life Noted planner

At the end of each month’s weekly pages there is a Review page where you can evaluate your month, and decide your priorities moving forward. Then you use those priorities to decide your goals for the next month, and your action tasks that flow from those goals.

Life Noted monthly Review and Forecast pages

The monthly pages are embedded in the weeks, so your weeks flow smoothly into your monthly review, planning the next month, and on into the next month’s weekly pages. This reminds you to do your reviews and set your goals each month to keep you on course to reach your goals.

So the order of the pages goes: weekly pages for the month; Month Review page; Next Month Forecast page; Month on two pages; weekly pages for that month etc.

The weekly pages have an open, flexible format that you can use any way you like, or even differently week to week. If you have scheduled events, you can write in the times. If you have tasks or notes, you can write them in. You can even use the open space for short daily journal entries. There is a designated daily space for your goal-related tasks to keep them visible each day.

Life Noted weekly pages

Each week has a space for your week’s goals, to keep them visible all the time. There is also space for reminders for that week or for things coming up. Or you could use that space for weekly reviews, gratitude/ good things that happened, or more goal tracking.

At the end of the year there are pages to help you assess your year, come up with your priorities for the next year, determine your new goals based on those priorities, and decide your action tasks to reach those goals.

The Life Noted planner helps you every step of the way all year long to keep your goals visible and help you work them into your daily life. Tracking and assessing your goals makes it much more likely you will achieve them!

The Life Noted planners are wirebound and will come with several cover options: the black Noir covers are non-refillable, or the refillable version will come with the reusable Kali covers in six different colors.

The Kali covers are some of my all-time favorite covers. The colors are vibrant, the faux-leather material is soft yet sturdy and can stand up to years of use. In future years you’ll be able to buy just the planner refill so you can use the cover year after year.

The Life Noted planners have a page size of 6 1/4 by 9 3/8 inches, and the cover adds just slightly to that. It’s a compact size so you can take it with you comfortably in your bag.

And of course the paper is the silky-smooth, fountain pen friendly 90gsm Clairefontaine paper, which is milled in France under strict environmental regulations. The white paper shows all your ink colors vibrantly and is a joy to write on! The Life Noted planners are printed in the USA.

Quo Vadis has been making planners for more than 60 years and has helped millions of people around the world to organize their time and their lives.

The 2018-2019 academic year Life Noted planners will be out in May, and the 2019 calendar year planners come out later in the summer.

Next Friday I’ll have more information for you about the Life Noted planners, so check back again!

8 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: New Life Noted planners!

  1. This new planner looks great! I’m very excited by the monthly planner pages and space to reflect and plan on a bigger picture view. The Kali covers looks great too!

    • I love the Kali covers, the colors are gorgeous and they feel so nice. And I love the incorporated elastic closure strap! And that they are refillable. A lot to love with these!

  2. Another doubt! I discovered the Principal weekly planner and I’d love to try it. I like the 2 options of a timeblock section and an open section. But I like of the Life noted the monthly section and the review section. Can you help me in the decision?

    • Hi again Olivia! Actually the Life Noted weekly layout was based on the Principle planner’s weekly layout, so they are very similar. If you write or stamp your times in as I wrote in my other comment below, you can recreate the timeblock section. And as you noted the Principle does not have monthly or review pages.

      In the coming weeks there will be lots more info here on Quo Vadis blog about the Life Noted planners, so that should help you make your decision. In the meantime feel free to post any other questions and I’ll be happy to help!

  3. Sounds great! Only doubt is: the weekly open format. Until now, I found to love the weekly planning format. What do you think? How would it be to switch to this open format?

    • Hi Olivia, thanks for your comment! I think you might like the freedom of the open format compared to the days as timed columns.The open weekly format is so flexible you can use it however you need to. You can write in your own times, or some people use number stamps or stencils to add times. This is especially helpful for people whose schedules don’t run the typical 8am-6pm. By adding your times, you are able to customize the day spaces to fit your needs, and even use them differently day to day or week to week as you need. For example people who work shifts or have extra early or extra late activities can write those times in. I’ll write more in my reply to your other comment too!

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