Setting and achieving goals can be challenging for those of us with ADHD. You may struggle to break the BIG goals into smaller, actionable tasks. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried everything to try and crack at reaching your goals. 

Erin Condren has several products aimed at goal setting, and we will compare and review two different planners to see if one or both will help those of us with ADHD reach our goals! And even if you don’t have ADHD, this can still help you take a closer look at the planners to decide if either is right for you!

The Goal Setting and Productivity Planners are A5 in size and have instructions at the beginning. They are listed at $25.50. You can find them both here. Affiliate link: I will earn a commission if you purchase.

First up is the Productivity Planner. The first section is Set and has 12 goal/project pages to plan out what you need to do. After that section is Plan, and you get 24 pages with eight action step boxes each and 18 pages with four checklist sections; each has 13 checkboxes. Then, there are 16 pages with two longer checklists with 217 checkboxes per list. Lastly, the Plan section has 18 lined pages.

The last section is Track, which starts with 20 pages of daily habit tracking with 26 lines per page. After the daily trackers, there are 12 pages of monthly trackers with 12 months per page. After the monthly trackers, you have 20 pages of progress tracking. 

The Productivity Planner ends with two pages of reflection and functional stickers. 

I would struggle more with using the Productivity Planner than the Goal Setting Planner. For my ADHD brain, this planner is very overwhelming. I struggle to use habit trackers and would give up after the first few weeks. I love the checklists and the project tracker and could use those with the Goal Planner. 

The Goal Setting Planner has sections for six different goals. Each section starts with a goal overview and action plan page. Next is a two-page spread of 16 action step boxes. You get 18 weekly pages for planning and reflection, plus two pages at the end to check in. 

After the six goal tabes is a final reflection tab with a lined page to list your accomplishments and an additional five pages for reflection, in the back of the planner is a sheet of decorative stickers.

With my ADHD brain, I need another system to help me use the Goal Setting Planner. It is too open-ended and not detailed enough to use on its own to set and breakdown goals. I would use this with HB90 (affiliate link: I will earn a commission if you sign up) for three quarterly goals. Following the HB90 system, I could easily set up the overview, action plan, and tasks. The weekly page would be perfect for planning what I want to do during that week and tracking taskblocks. 

You could use both planners for projects and goals. The Productivity Planner focuses more on habit tracking and long-term routine building, while the Goal Planner offers weekly planning but no trackers. 

Which one would you pick and why? Let me know in the comments, as I’m unsure if I will use these. 

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Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.