The Anti-Planner [Clean Edition]: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It

USD $48.00
(91 customer reviews)

Limited early print-run discount!

🇺🇸 Only available in the USA (for now).
Welcome to the “Clean” Edition of The Anti-Planner, the bestselling productivity game-changer you didn’t know you needed—now, with no cuss words! 🧼🫧 Do you know what you need to do, but struggle to get yourself to do it? Get bored easily? Abandon every planner you’ve ever tried? Beat yourself up a lot? Yeah. Me too. The Anti-Planner is an activity book specifically designed to help procrastinators:
  • Try unique, entertaining ways of completing tasks
  • Untangle emotions that make it hard to get stuff done
  • Smash through productivity roadblocks
  • 300+ full-color pages (with over 100 activities)
The “Clean” Edition has:
  • No cuss words: You asked for an Anti-Planner with cleaner language, and we delivered—the strongest language you’ll find is an occasional ‘crap’, ‘dang’, or ‘heck’.
  • The same relatable, humorous tone: Just because the language is cleaner, doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. It’s like having a cheerleader, a mentor, and your funniest friend, all rolled into one incredibly helpful book. It doesn’t judge, doesn’t preach, and doesn’t pretend to have all the answers—but it will help you figure out what works for YOU.
*Prefer the original version with generous sprinklings of swear-words? Here ya go! Anyone who pre-orders will also receive weekly emails with 25+ digital PDFs of activities/strategies to hold you over while you wait.
I’m doing a super-small first print run to gauge interest in a “clean” version, so there will only be 5,000 books made.

Orders ship in 5-7 days! (Delivery times vary by country) ✨

Description

The Anti-Planner is not a planner; there are no dated pages or calendars! Think of it as a productivity recipe book—a survival guide of strategies for when you’re struggling to get stuff done.

91 reviews for The Anti-Planner [Clean Edition]: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It

  1. Alarice Earlene Chan (verified owner)

    Started using the planner and making headway with actually getting the mess in my room cleaned up for good.

  2. Whitney T

    Just got the Anti-Planner. No joke, I read the beginning and started to tear up. I already know this is a godsend for me.
    I have tried some of the activities and skills and it’s worked amazing for me so far! Obviously not every single thing will work for me but that’s what the books for. If you struggle to get things done, I HIGHLY recommend you think about getting this book. It may be expensive to a broke student (like me :’> ) but it is SO worth it.

    Thank you Dani for creating this book. I will be forever grateful <3

  3. B (verified owner)

    My only complaint is I wish this came with a giant stack of blank pages and templates so I can do the activities over and over (nothing a notebook can’t fix). This was well worth the wait and the pre-order, and both my partner and I are already using it to help “troubleshoot” the cycles we get stuck in with our ADHD and to guide ourselves out when our executive function just isn’t good enough to figure things out on our own. I love it, i love that it exists, and while not every exercise will work for each of us, there are so many options to flip through (and guiding prompts to help filter!) that there’s always something to try
    In time we might pick up a second copy so we can each have one but for now it’s going to live in the office with a blank notebook next to it so we can both find and use it as we need

  4. Craig Shackleton

    Just got this yesterday, one for me, one for each of my daughters, a gift from my amazing wife. Everything I’ve seen resonates with all the work I’ve been doing, and I appreciate the reminders of that and the tools for moving forward when I’m stuck. Can’t wait to wipe my greasy pizza fingers on it.

  5. Jasper Lee (verified owner)

    Received the book just in time for summer. I’m very excited to have it now since I’m also in therapy. Ms. Donavan compiled a high quality resource guide I fully intend to expand upon as my sessions continue. Previously I would read and compile the resources into a word doc before abandoning it. Now I have a physical resource I’m more inclined to retain and refer back to. The activation energy I needed. Each “unit” and subsection has a brief intro page with Ms. Donovan’s relatable experiences, area for reframing/thought, and applicable resources. It is a very easy read. More templates would have been appreciated, but nothing a photo copier can’t fix. I spent two days marking the book and adding post-it’s to the exercises that feel most compatible to me. So far, there have been positive changes in my work and personal life. I would highly recommend the “Anti-Planner” to folks with or without ADHD. It’a a great stepping stone.

    Other notes: It is indeed left-handed friendly. When the book is flipped 360 degrees the spine extends upward about 2-3 stacked quarters. The spine rings are thick enough and placed close enough they don’t bite too terribly into the palm or the wrist. Very possible to have neat/legible handwriting along the left margin.

    It has a thick hardcover (similar to the old high school hardcover textbooks). I suspect the gold graphics on the cover is embossed so it should withstand 2-3 years of heavy abuse before fading/chipping away. The tabs for each “unit” or “section” is spaced well enough for chunky fingers to grab a hold of and flip through. There was some resistance when trying to flip the tabs rapidly, but I haven’t had it long enough to see if the rings will tear along the hole punches. Each page is made of thick high quality paper. Not at all like the copy papers from Costco or Staples.

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No boring, repetitive spreads. No calendars or dates. No stupid, cliché advice. No guilt. No empty pages.

No way to fail, even if you tried.

Image of the "Overwhelmed" two page spread from the book

The Anti-Planner teaches you how to:


  • Light a fire under your own butt
  • Make boring tasks interesting
  • Use inconsistency to your advantage
  • Avoid overwhelm + burnout
  • Kick perfectionism to the curb
  • Make decisions faster
  • Set goals you’ll actually stick to
  • Stop getting distracted by screens
  • Function when crap hits the fan
  • Say no to people + ask for help
  • Re-ignite lost motivation
  • Stop beating yourself up

Exercises include:


Activities

Challenges, worksheets, step-by-step techniques

Strategies

How-to guides, tips, actionable advice from pros

Games

Dice, cards, paper football, unique takes on classics

Comics

Illustrations and infographics to help explain how our brains work

Prompts

Fill-in-the-blanks, personal pump-ups, journaling, and self-exploration exercises

Resources

Helpful apps, websites, books, podcasts, quotes, and much more!

Photo of a two page spread with the exercise "Procrastination Hit List"

Learn to deal with all the feelz:


Stuck

  • Having difficulty starting
  • Indecisive
  • Perfectionistic
  • Distracted

Overwhelmed

  • Intimidated
  • Over-committed
  • Panicking
  • Burnt-out

Unmotivated

  • Lacking accountability
  • Waiting to “feel” like it
  • Disinterested
  • Uninspired

Disorganized

  • Messy
  • Having difficulty prioritizing

Discouraged

  • Hopeless
  • Insecure

(+ Extras)

  • Bonus pages
  • Duplicate copies

In-depth reviews:


Jesse J. Anderson

How to ADHD

Avory Faucett

Catieosaurus

Additional details:


  • 7.25 in x 9.5 in
  • Vegan leather hardcover with gold foil stamping and rounded edges (super classy)
  • 300+ full-color pages (with over 100 activities)
  • Colored section tabs for easy navigation
  • Wire-o spiral binding (because let’s be honest, trying to hold a softcover book open and write on the pages is super-annoying)
  • Elastic cover band attached
  • Pen loop
  • Belly band
  • Shrink-wrapped

You may feel like you’ve tried it all. But I promise… you’ve never tried anything quite like this.