10 Day Planners That’ll Help You Start 2021 Off Right

published Nov 17, 2020
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We’ve got some good news: It’s almost time to turn the page on 2020 and start 2021 with a clean slate! There’s no better way to reset your mindset for next year than with hundreds of blank pages waiting to be filled with fun plans, important dates, and other things you’re looking forward to (because we will have things to look forward to). From classic calendar layouts to goal-focused journals, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pretty, practical planners for 2021 to help you close the book on this year and say hello to a bright, hopeful new one. 

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Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. has no shortage of planner options, but this pocket-sized option is ideal for on-the-go coordinating. Even though it’s only 5.5 inches long and 3.5 inches wide (about the size of your phone), it’s packed with function, including monthly and weekly views for all 365 days of the year, a special section for important dates, and a colorful floral cover with gold accents. With this planner in your pocket, 2021’s already looking good.

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Silk + Sonder

Not into the idea of only setting goals and getting a fresh start every 365 days? Silk + Sonder is changing all that with their subscription monthly planners designed to help you make the most of each 30 or so days. Each planner is carefully designed and curated around a certain theme (January is “dreaming”), with calendar spreads, journaling prompts, mindfulness practices, and more designed to get you planning, aspiring, and reflecting. Of course, the best part is that you get a brand new book shipped to your door every 30 days.

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Designed by artist and musician Morgan Harper Nichols, this planner is inspired by stories of triumphs and struggles shared by people around the world on Nichols’ website. Nichols has turned those stories into a planner focused on support and community, complete with a gorgeous illustrated cover that reads “You are stronger than you realize.” The planner includes monthly and weekly views, along with two sticker sheets to add some pizzazz to your plans.

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Make 2021 yours with this cute, customizable planner from Papier. Personalize the front with your name (or whatever text you want), then get to filling in the weekly, monthly, and yearly overviews, plus the special sections for important dates, to-dos, and personal goals. Bonus—you’ll fall in love with the smooth, 3mm-thick pages with a silk-paper finish.

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Made for people who like to plan their days in detail, this planning pal divides your day into sections—breakfast, morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner, and night—and includes slots for the day’s top priorities and to-do lists. The 184 double-sided pages are undated, which means you can use the planner every day of the year or just on really busy days for years to come. All pages are perforated, so you can rip them out when you’re done.

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Another planner you can make your own, this adorable notebook features four cheerful color choices for the cover, which is designed by Charla Pettingill of Atlanta, Georgia. You can get yours in either a weekly or monthly layout, both of which come undated so you can use them any year you want, and you can add your name and personal photos to the cover and inside.

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Day Designer

This planner promises to help you plan your day, but it’ll also help you plan your life. The first several pages are dedicated to helping you figure out what is important to you, what your goals are, and what steps you need to take each hour, day, and month to achieve your plans. There’s a dedicated schedule and to-do list page for each day of the year with plenty of room for nitty-gritty details, plus yearly and monthly overviews to give you a macro look at your life.

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Get organized, inspired, and crafty all at once with this accessories-packed planner. It comes with a sheet of 93 hand-drawn stickers, almost two dozen “life coaching” pages, a magnetic bookmark, and access to hundreds of downloads and printables. There are also sections for weekly priorities and monthly challenges/reflections to help you live each week with intention.

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You can’t go wrong with a classic Moleskine planner. Beloved for their high-quality construction and clean, uncluttered design, these durable books come in all sorts of colors and formats. The weekly planner includes plenty of space for daily tasks in each column, plus a lined page on the right for to-do lists, thoughts, doodles, and whatever else you might want to jot down.

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Alter Planning Co.

Your goals deserve your full attention, and Alter Planning Co. is dedicated to putting them front and center with their Annual planner. It has goal planning sheets for each quarter, plus daily goal breakdowns to keep you focused on the end game. There are also sections that help you track your habits and spending so you can stay focused on being your best self in every single way.