Take Control of Your Life with a Personal Planner

With Canva you can set the agenda of your personal planner in just a few clicks. That way you will get more done, and that is never a bad thing.

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Create your daily, weekly or monthly planner

Personal planners help contain your days, letting you make sure that important tasks don’t lie forgotten in a corner of your busy life. It’ll be your constant companion so rather than opting for a generic planner why not design your own? And if the thought of DIY-ing the whole shebang fills you with dread, you can choose from a bunch of templates that are ready-to-go.

With Canva, you can do exactly that. Create your very own personal planner with all the grids, images, fun quotes and colors that’ll motivate you to get through the week. Choose from a large library of fonts, images and design elements, add them to the drag-and-drop, photo-editor tool, and you’ll be checking all boxes in no time.

How to make a personal planner

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and kick off your design by searching for "Personal Planner."

  2. Select a template

    Browse through Canva’s professionally designed templates and choose the one that best fits your taste. Find daily, weekly and monthly themes. Click on the template you want to start on your design.

  3. Explore features

    Enjoy Canva’s library of professionally designed icons, illustrations and other graphics. Browse color palettes and font combinations. Resize and rearrange text boxes. Use the drag-and-drop tool to move things around.

  4. Personalize it even more

    Make your planner even more personal by switching color combinations, editing text, changing font styles, and more to really fit your personality.

  5. Save and share

    Happy with the result? Download and save your design as a PNG or JPG. You may also print for a handy reference.

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Create a Personal Planner that’s actually personalized for you

Say goodbye to trying to squeeze everything onto a generic planner. They never have the right amount of space anyhow. Start from scratch and customize your pages, with place to jot down all your notes, make to-do lists, and ideas. Prefer having your days broken down by hourly activities? Why not set up color-coding for your personal and work related tasks? Go for it! Think of Canva as your design playground, and have fun while you’re at it.

Work on your planner even when on the go

Plans can change and you’ve got to roll with them so make sure that your personal planner gets updated too. With Canva all your work is automatically saved and stored, ready to be downloaded and shared when you’re happy with the results. That means you can relax, work on your designs wherever you may be, on any laptop, desktop, iPhone or iPad device. Just login and you are good to go.

Add free features to your personal planner

Want to add some cool features to your design? There are are ton of free stickers, icons, illustrations, speech bubbles, high-quality stock images and much more in our media library. And if you do need a premium version, they are all just $1.


Personal planners are typically 3.7 x 6.7 inches. This is smaller than the full letter size and half size planners and larger than the pocket size and mini size planners. It’s meant to be portable while allowing enough room for writing notes.

You can start organizing your planner by filling in upcoming events, deadlines and appointments. Depending on how much space is in your planner, you may be able to create, prioritize and categorize task lists for each day, week or month. Make notes on your daily routines, habits and goals.

Planners should include important dates such as doctor’s appointments, birthdays and project deadlines. You may also want to note upcoming holidays and special activities or occasions. Personal or professional goals can be added to lists at the bottom of the calendar pages.

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