As we head towards a New Year, we start to think about a clean slate and a brand new page (literally). Our 2023 planner reviews take a look at some of the new and existing planners on the market that can help you organise your time so your personal and professional lives run more smoothly.
We love this range of planners that will offer something for everyone – whether you want to simply keep your task lists in one place and know what you are doing day to day, to keeping track of every element of your business, take a look at some of these best 2023 planners.
Hello Time Planner
This beautiful, solid, quality planner is effective for its simplicity. It doesn’t overcomplicate the planning system. It gives you clean weekly pages with space to note your daily to-dos plus a lined facing page for any extra notes. There is a monthly overview page with a reminders and goals section and a year at a glance page at the beginning.
If you simply need to keep on top of your lists, schedule your day and keep things simple, this is one of the best 2023 planners for you.
You also get a really generous section for notes and ideas at the back including plain, lined and dot grid pages so you can keep all your journalling, notes and ideas in one place and add to your planner as you need.
Interspersed with quotes, affirmations and reminders, this is a contemporary planner and jotter pad in one. With its stylish monochrome design, it will sit on your desk as one of your must-have tools to help you manage your time and thoughts.
We love the thick quality pages, ribbons and hard-back embossed cover.
Wanderlust Weekly Planner
This pretty planner will comfortably travel from desk to bag with a compact design that means it is not too heavy.
There are enough monthly and weekly pages to see you through your year but being undated, you can start this at any time.
The spreads are organised so you can see your monthly overviews first with space to note key events and the double page weekly layout gives you plenty of room to note down your to-do lists each day.
There is a notes section at the back but this planner is a simple way to schedule and plot out your year without distraction.
This would be an ideal planner to slip into a bag to keep on top of your schedule while out and about. You could use alone or in conjunction with a digital or more comprehensive planner so that you have a portable paper planner handy at all times.
We love the that it is designed and made in the UK using a vintage printing press as well as the pretty cover design.
My Fulfilled Life Planner
Undated for the year
My Fulfilled Life Planner is a complete planner that also acts as a workbook.
It has everything you would expect from planning pages such as weekly schedules to note appointments, tasks and priorities, and monthly action planning.
Alongside, you also get pages to reflect on and review your month and capture metrics and thoughts.
What sets this planner apart is the focus on visualisation, manifesting and alignment. There is a slightly more spiritual element to the planner with activation blessings, notes on using oracle cards, and review periods aligning with the summer and winter solstices and spring and autumn equinoxes.
Equally, it is designed to help you set intentions for your business and ensure your goals and actions are in alignment.
This is a chunky, almost A4 size planner that will get you thinking and encourages you to take action, review, and improve.
A Happy Lifestyle Planner
New to the scene, The Happy Lifestyle planner makes our best 2023 planners list because it helps you set the right foundations in place to plan for success.
Another workbook and planner combined, the creator, Jessica Barclay, takes you through the process of setting intentions, affirmations, and structuring your year to give yourself the best start.
There are enough daily sections for the year with the focus being on your priorities and steps needed to achieve them. The weekly sections comes after, with a page per week for you to reflect and review on what went well and what didn’t.
If you are new to planning or want a more structured approach, this planner will help you get going and make sense of organising and planning your time. It acts as a guide with plenty of instructions, prompts, tips and hints.
It is ideally used in conjunction with a small weekly to-do list or notepad and/or digital calendar or project management software. There are tools recommended in the planner and a detailed breakdown of how to allocate your time to completing the daily and weekly sections.
It is designed to help you build lifelong planning habits which will allow you to spend more time doing what you love.
The planner creator and organisation coach, Jessica, did a fantastic session with us on digital decluttering. The full replay is inside our Subscribers Lounge.
Two planners which have made our recommended lists in previous years deserve a special mention this year as well.
The Power of Three Goal Planner by Yop & Tom is a beautifully-designed planner in a compact size that makes it ideal for desk and bag. With three ribbons, a tactile cover and decent page weight, the quality is obvious.
This undated planner gives you space to record goals as well as the prompting questions to help you achieve them.
It is designed to help you work in three-month cycles with goal-setting pages for three key goals, followed by monthly planning pages followed by the weekly pages to help you schedule your day to day.
The design enables you to focus on your top three goals each quarter and as it is undated, it also means you can start this process when convenient for you.
Hard back, £19.99
We continually recommend the MY PA planner as a complete tool for entrepreneurs and business owners.
There are pages to monitor and track every aspect of your business from accounting to projects to social media planning. There are annual, monthly and weekly pages plus a useful notes and contacts section at the back.
It is a little more prescriptive than some planners with dated pages and hours marked out each day, but if you want to be guided through the planning process and keep all your goals, reflections and metrics in one place, then this planner is almost unbeatable.
We also love the 2023 cover update with a slightly firmer and textured design.
Hard back, $45