How to Set up Your Ponderlily Undated Planner as an Academic Planner

If you're new to using an undated planner and you're not sure where to start, this helpful list covers all the key sections of our very own Ponderlily Undated Planner, so you can be confident you're organising your time in the most efficient way.

The joy of the Ponderlily Undated Planner is that no matter what time of year it is, you can start using the planner and make the most of your time whenever you're ready.

If it's back to school season and you're trying to plan assignments, group projects, and study sessions with friends - it's time to get those pencils sharpened and get your schedule organised before the calendar gets too full. Take time to set up your Ponderlily Undated Planner to ace your year ahead and stay on top of it all. 

Inside the Ponderlily Undated Planner

Here's an overview of all the equally practical and mindful features in the Ponderlily Undated Planners

Inspiration Board

First, set up your inspiration board with everything you want to achieve this year. From straight A grades to joining a new club - you name it. Imagine your perfect year, and manifest it all! Most importantly, refer to this inspiration board often to give you motivation every step of the way.

Explore & Experience Section

This is the Wanderlist portion of your planner - founder Carina Lawson's favourite - where you can dream big and think of all the adventures you want to experience. Plan vacations with your classmates or dream of a weekend away with the girls in your flat. 

Monthly Roadmap

Your monthly roadmap will serve as a landing page for all of your goal setting for the month. The monthly roadmap page is a great place to focus and stay on your top priorities! 

Monthly Calendar

Time for the logistics. What events do you have this month? What big projects can you get ahead on? Use the monthly view to see everything you have going on. 

Weekly Spread

The weekly spread is where we help you keep yourself on the agenda. It's the hub for daily activities, to do items, and more. Make a habit to invest in your schedule for school success and personal self-care! It is all about the balance. 


Ponderlily planner open to weekly spread with pen and stationery items

The weekly spread includes mindful prompts for daily intentions, tasks and positive habits, plus a practical agenda style view of the week.


Monthly Check-in

We created the monthly check-in section to invite you to look at the progress you made. The monthly check-in features an envelope as the graphic element here, to highlight that it is a note to yourself to emphasise your areas of growth, key challenges, and how you'll continue to make your progress your practice next month. 

To complete the monthly check-in, revisit your monthly road map, think about the steps you made towards your goals. List any challenges you may have had or a positive pep-talk to keep you on course. Don't forget to celebrate along the way!

Picture of monthly check in of the Ponderlily planner

The monthly check in page features a few prompts to help you review the month and plenty of space to write notes to take forward. 


How you fill these pages is up to you – we also offer several printables to help you along your journey.

 Watch our founder Carina talk through the undated Ponderlily Planner, with helpful tips on how to make the most of your beautiful new stationery.


We hope your Ponderlily Undated Planner is helping you to focus on your goals, dreams, and take on inspired action! 

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