There are two kinds of people: those who buy planners and actually use them, and those (like me) who often leave them to gather dust after just a few weeks. I’ve bought planners at the beginning, middle, and end of every year, and had the least success with those bought right after New Year’s Day. I psych myself out, high off fresh start energy, and ready to write down every single detail of my master plan. Before I know it, I’ve forgotten half the things I pledged to get done and burn out before Valentine’s Day. That’s why I’m investing in a mid-year planner now that I can use later.
As much as I hate to admit, my goals tend to be finicky at the beginning of the year. Despite putting my best foot forward, plans change and adjustments are usually needed. Over time, I’ve learned that I usually hit my new year stride in the spring or summer which makes starting a planner around July more sensible. Mid-year planners have other advantages too. They’re usually 18-months, either starting or ending in the middle of summer. Some are also undated so you can start using it any time of year and at your own pace. If you also want to pump the brakes on your planner habits, add any of these mid-year planners to cart now and tuck away to start using later.
Power Place Planner
This eco-friendly planner is made with post-consumer waste recycled paper.
$17.95 at Amazon
Artfan Monthly Planner
An affordable 18-month option you can get still get plenty use out of, even if you don’t start using it until the summer.
$14.99 at Amazon
Thick spiral binding, stickers, and a hardcover make this a sturdy option that won’t get destroyed in your work bag.
$44.45 at Amazon
Scattered Printables Mid Year Planner
If you’re not a fan of pen and paper, this bullet journal/planner can be downloaded to your computer.
$6.75 at Etsy
Love is My Protest Daily Planner
This handmade and undated planner to-do list, schedule, notes section and space for free writing with each day.
$21.73 at Etsy
Planners Collective Co. The Ultimate Digital Planner
Download this two-year planner to your computer, mix and match the wide range of templates to your liking, and delete the ones you don’t want for an end result that’s truly custom.
$10.34 at Etsy
Green Chair Press 18-Month Planner
Start any month with this undated 18-month calendar and add a personal touch with your very own monogram (and alternative cover styles if you’re not into this one).
$25 at Etsy
Blue Sky Fabric Planner
This textured hardcover planner includes the Four-Step Planning Process, “an easy-to-follow guide to goal-setting that helps you live a more intentional, focused, and well-designed life.”
$26.99 at Target
Paper Junkie Desk Calendar Pad
This desk calendar includes 18 months (January 2021-June 2022) with space for notes and monthly goals.
$14.99 at Target
PlanAhead See It Bigger Planner
Between the large print and yearly reference pages with holiday dates, this planner can be an excellent resource for content planning.
$6.84 at Walmart
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