The best planners to help you get your life together in 2020

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The best planners to help you get your life together in 2020

This year has flown by and it seems we’ve barely been able to keep it together what with work, events and a social life (and by that we mean nights with Netflix and our cat), and somehow we’ve already got overflowing to-do lists for well into the New Year. However, on our late-night travels across the internet, we’ve discovered some of the best planners the World Wide Web has to offer. So, for all of you whose New Year’s resolution is to be more organised and tackle 2020 head on, let us introduce you to your new secret weapons.

Best-selling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s planner features quotes by the beloved author – including daily words of wisdom – and each page is beautifully illustrated. You may not even want to write in it.

Paulo Coelho Secrets Day Planner, Dhs77 at Kinokuniya

Adam J. Kurtz’ weekly planner pretty much says it all in the title. The Unsolicited Advice planner functions like your usual organiser with the bonus of jokes, funny illustrations and morning mantras to brighten your mood on those busy days. There are also pages to reflect on your week, as well as mini activities – this one will feel more like a journal than a planner.

Unsolicited Advice 2020 Weekly Planner, pre-order for Dhs66 at Amazon

This planner is completely hand-drawn and is bursting with colours and motivational illustrations. Each month begins with a section for you to set intentions, as well as an affirmation at the beginning of each week and a space for you to list everything you’re grateful for. Round off your month by reflecting on the past and tracking your mood, achievements, expenses and much more.

2020 Planner in Verona Blush, Dhs92 at The Ink Bucket

For those that don’t need all the extras, but are feeling a little, er, extra, this gold leather planner will make you feel organised even if you aren’t. We imagine this is what people use to plan award shows.

Smythson Gold Soho Diary, Dhs666 at Net-a-Porter

If you’re firmly on the tiny-bag bandwagon, you probably don’t have the space to carry a day planner everywhere you go. Enter: this cute desk-planner. Smaller than your keyboard, this planner means you can write down your to-do’s as they flood your inbox. You’ll never miss a meeting again.

Octagon Desk Planner, Dhs51 at Selfridges

Who knew planners were such a hot commodity? We’re talking waitlists, countdowns and social media teasers. As it turns out, the Erin Condren LifePlanner is the one that everyone wants to get their hands on. It breaks down your month by goals, to-do lists, notes, birthdays and much more to make sure you’re always on top of things. As well as your monthly round-up, it also features a 12-month calendar, weekly spreads and sticker pages. Phew.

Erin Condren 18-month LifePlanner in Kaleidoscope, Dhs266 at Amazon’s rainbow-coloured planner will have you actually looking forward to planning out your days thanks to colour-coded tabs, colouring pages and stickers galore. Plus, in case you need reminding, the cover won’t let you forget what you’ve got in store for 2020. 12-month Planner, Dhs118 at Selfirdges

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