My 2020 Health & Wellness Planner – What I'm Using, How & Why

Over the year’s I’ve used quite a few different systems for my health and wellness. From 3-Ring binders to custom TN inserts to an A5 Stalogy – I’ve used so many different setups. But I have yet to find best system for me – a system that helps me truly develop a routine and build healthy habits. Through all that testing I’ve learned things I need – like a clean basic set-up and the ability to add and remove pages easily; and things I don’t need – like extreme portability and the ability to keep/store the planner long-term.

Taking the pros and cons of each system I’ve tried, taking what I’ve learned and hoping for the best I’m trying yet another health/wellness planner set-up. I have great hopes for this setup because I’m focusing not just on weight loss and my physical health but I’m planning to incorporate habits for complete wellness and tools to make our lives and ability to stick to our routine and plan easier.

I did pick a disc-bound system for this planner. It’s not a system I usually like for a planner – or rather I don’t like it for my work or personal planner. But I think it just may be the right fit for this one. I ended up with a Happy Planner classic because it was the right size and the right price and was able to snag some refills and accessories at a super clearance price. So I figured I’d give this a try.

In this video I share how I plan to use this planner, the setup I’ve mocked-up before the video and my ideas for some additional sections to add.

I got this Happy Planner on sale at Michaels and got the accessories at JoAnn Fabric on clearance. The metal discs I added are from Discagenda and I snagged them on Amazon (

This is the shop I got my printable set from:

I hope you enjoyed this video and appreciate any thoughts, comments and ideas on my H&W planner and set-up.


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  1. The Path Creative on September 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I use the Erin Condren Wellness Log. It’s already printed out for you, space for goals, stats, etc., saves space, no rings or discs, lightweight and portable. It costs more than the sale price of your happy planner, but it’s easy to tote around, if you choose. I love it.

  2. raggsj38 on September 29, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    I really liked this video! I really enjoy Happy Planners, due to the flexibility of the system. This is the first year I’m not in one, actually (I succumbed to the lure of the Hobo Cousin). I’ve never used one as a health planner before though! For me, that’s more tracking medications and treatments and such (chronically ill), and I do it in an insert. . May I ask where you got your "dinner ideas" printable?

  3. Marquita on September 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    You just gave me a great ideas to add to my catch all home planner! I hope it’s going well! I’m getting back in the saddle and this is just what I needed

  4. Catherine Brown on September 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    So interested in this topic and your plans. Aldi in the UK just brought out a wellness planner. It is spiral bound and I may just change it to discs.Would love to see more on this topic.Thank you for all the ideas.

  5. Ellie’s Corner on September 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoy hearing your thought process about setting up a new system. This year is my first year with a dedicated health and wellness planner — it’s actually a combo with my finances as well. I’m using my Hobonichi Weeks for both and I’ll do a video hopefully soon, but I’m still feeling my way since I have never done either setup before.

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