Best Planners for Bloggers and Solopreneurs: Commit 30 Planner

(Last Updated On: October 2, 2017)

In this Commit 30 planner review, we’ll take a look at why the Commit 30 is a great personal planner for people who want to create better habits.  First, let me introduce myself: I’m a mama to two and a part-time blogger, and time is my most limited resource. As a result, I’m obsessed with time management, productivity, and planning.

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If you’re balancing a whole lot of work and personal responsibilities, you’ve come to the right place. In 2017, I bought 8 planners to test out and review. You’ll see links to all my other planner reviews below, or you can start planning your blog content using my free editorial calendar template.

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Other reviews in this series:

Passion Planner

Day Designer

Erin Condren Life Planner

Productivity Planner

GoalDrvn Planner

Daily Greatness Business Planner

Emily Ley Simplified Planner

Best Self Co. Journal

Commit30 Planner Review

Compared to several of the other planners I reviewed this year, the Commit30 is pretty minimalist. It’s got a clear focus: helping you establish one new habit every month. The whole planner is designed around this goal of habit formation.

It’s also less business-focused than many of the other planners I tried. I know two people who use the Commit30, and neither of them blog. They both use it to track a single habit each month and to keep track of daily appointments and to dos.

Care for a more detailed look? Check out my video review and walk-through here:

The Commit30 Planner is perfect for you if:

  • You want to create better habits. The Commit30 is designed to help you establish one new habit each month.
  • You like some structure, but don’t want to be overwhelmed by a ton of bells and whistles in your planner.
  • You don’t need specific business features. The Commit30 is better as a personal planner. If you want a business planner to help you break down a huge project into achievable milestones, you’ll find the Commit30 lacking.

The Good

If you’re self-motivated and you like to plan in monthly chunks, you’ll love the Commit30 planner. For example, I will follow-through with a goal like flossing every day in order to color in the little bubble in my Commit30 planner. If you’re the same way, then this planner is designed for you! By the end of the year, you’ll have created 12 new habits.

If, on the other hand, you’re more motivated by external factors and could care less about getting to color in your habit tracker, the Commit30 isn’t going to be as effective.

Like many other goal-oriented planners, the Commit30 does a great job of helping you break down big goals into smaller pieces. But it has a simpler design and a simpler system than many other planners. If you get overwhelmed by planners with tons of bells and whistles, you’ll love the Commit30.

A few more great things: The brand has come out with a lot of new options for 2018. There are more cover colors, two different planner sizes, dated and undated planners, and stickers! If you’ve read any of my other planner reviews, you know I love me some planner stickers. It just makes planning more fun. 🙂

The Bad

The Commit30 doesn’t have any business-specific features, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But, if you’re looking for a planner that helps you plan and execute on 90 day goals or track business stats, this would not be a good fit. (I would recommend the Daily Greatness Business Planner instead.)

Overall, I think the planner would be a good fit for people who want to focus on daily habits. I used it to challenge myself to post daily on Instagram, and to track my personal habits, like exercising every day, and as I mentioned above, flossing every day. Don’t judge! I might need a planner to help me floss, but at least I’m flossing now. 🙂

If you’ve got a planner, but you struggle to stick with the plan, check out Master Time Management, my FREE 5-day email course for bloggers and solopreneurs. Sign up below to learn how to stop the overwhelm and get more done every day.





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