February Erin Condren Life Planner Setup

Hi friends! I’m excited to share what (I hope) will be a new monthly instalment here on Zigzags & Zebras. As a self declared planner nerd I’m shocked it took me this long to finally dip my toes in the world of Erin Condren. I’m loving the flexibility it gives me with planning, but it also has enough structure if I’m feeling super overwhelmed. Let me explain.

Why I’m loving the Erin Condren..

I chose the vertical layout in neutral colours. I liked it because it’s not so in your face with colours, and when I want to come in with stickers or coloured markers there’s no clashing. I also love that if I don’t have the time to set up the spread it’s still good to go and all I need is a pen or pencil

You’re probably asking about my bullet journal:

Don’t worry, I am still using one, and I’ll be sharing that in a post soon!

The one thing that was really tough for me with my bullet journal last year was the amount of time I needed to take to set up my monthly spreads. I know I didn’t ~have~ to set up the spreads the way I did, and that’s something I’m coming to terms with in 2020. My struggle last year was when I didn’t have time to set up my planner I just didn’t set it up.. I had no planner. From September until the end of the year I legit didn’t use a planner. My life felt like chaos and I’m still catching up. For this time in my life I knew I needed a bit more structure and that’s where the Erin Condren comes in. I feel like I’m onto something and I’ve developed a good balance between the planners!

My Erin Condren February Setup:

The Notes Pages:

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I am stumped by these pages. I didn’t love the preset boxes, and in January I just skipped these pages completely. This time around I decided to whip up some stickers (using my Silhouette), and reinvent the page. As you can see in the photo, I’m using the dot grid page as a spot for Project Ideas. My boyfriend and I moved into a new rental in November so I have SO MANY organization projects I want to tackle, along with a million other ideas. Having a spot to brain dump all these ideas will help me organize and plan!

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On the following page I’ve kept it pretty broad. I covered up the Birthday box with an Important Dates box. I know like 5 people… I don’t need the birthday box haha. I decided to go with important dates so that I can still list any birthdays, plus other important things I want to remember. Another sticker I made was a goal overview box, which I’m planning on listing my Powersheets Goals for quick reference! The dot grid segment below I left as is – I’m still not sure how I will utilize it.

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The Monthly Overview:

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve gone with an overwhelmingly pink layout for February. I typically don’t fall into the Valentines day thing, but I had so much pink washi I rarely use, and I’m really happy in my relationship this year (gag – I know), so I figured why not! The stickers I made using my silhouette; last month I wrote my work schedule in every day but this time I figured why not make stickers! It saved me time, and looks really good if I do say so myself.

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The Weekly Spread:

Lastly we have the weekly spread. I’ve only set up one week so far for February, that’s because I’m still playing around with how I like to use this planner and I don’t want to commit to something I might not end up utilizing. You’ll notice that it’s super clean so far – I’ve simply done a couple strips of washi, and created stickers for the dates. I’ve kept the boxes empty so far. I think I’ll use one box for appointments, one for my to do list, and maybe one for gratitude. We will see!

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So, there we have it..

That’s how I’ve set up my Erin Condren Life Planner for February! Keep your eyes peeled for my Passion Planner setup, and my Bullet Journal setup – they’re coming soon!

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