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

USD $58.00
(92 customer reviews)

🇺🇸 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! Or check out the mini digital bundle of 30 PDFs 🙂
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.

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.

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

  1. Annie (verified owner)

    This book is AMAZING!!! I’ve been creating systems/games for productivity my whole life and I can’t wait to add all of these to the rotation. The quality of the book itself great, and the amount of time & effort put into this book is well worth the $50. Can’t wait to get started!

  2. Nigel (verified owner)

    Listen, I need you to know how incredible this book is…
    I’m in my 40s. I’ve known about my ADHD since I was 10. School and employment have always been tough, but I’ve had a stable job for ~16 years or so. I’ve been struggling more than ever with productivity and motivation (both work & personal) since before COVID, and it’s only ever gotten worse. In fact, I should be working right now, but I digress…

    I picked up this book and started reading at the shoutouts before pg1. By the time I got through the Table of Contents, I had already gotten choked up and teary no less than 6 times. Zero hyperbole. Never in my life, have I ever felt so thoroughly and unquestionably UNDERSTOOD.

    Dani gets it. She knows how this goes. She preemptively calls us out on our BS. She actively overcomes the objections she knows we will have. She has poured her heart and soul into this book, for the benefit of all of us, neurodiverse and neurotypicals alike, and the effort has certainly not gone unnoticed. This whole thing is so unrelentingly and unapologetically thoughtful. I tear up almost every time I read even a fraction of it. I get motivated by just reading through this. I’ve gotten more work done in the past 2 days than I have in the past few weeks…

    I guess I don’t have a real conclusion lined up for this. And I realize (and hope you do too) that not everybody will get so emotional from this book – I’ve been particularly sensitive lately for some reason. But if you suffer from procrastination, executive dysfunction, or perfectionism, and/or if you’re feeling lost, stuck, overwhelmed, unmotivated, alone… this book may just help you get your spark back, and I’d say it’s got a much better chance than most.

    Now that I feel like I’ve greatly (and quite typically) overshared, I almost deleted all of this. But I think I’ll let it stay. Maybe it will speak to someone else out there who really could use a lifeline right now.

  3. Jennifer H (verified owner)

    Omg this is such a blessing. My adhd has been on 1000 since working and starting nursing school! One of the reason I love this is because I start an exercise without finishing and don’t feel bad bc I always remember Dani saying no commitment is ok! My ONLY problem is that I have a hard time reading the directions????????‍♀️???? I RecentlY DiscovereD ThiS CooL WaY FoR PeoplE WitH ADHD To ReaD AnD IT TrulY WorkS FoR Me. Hope that helps my fellow attention span challenged peps!

  4. Allison Redington (verified owner)

    Earlier this year I was genuinely on the verge of burnout, or perhaps actually was burnt out. I had inklings that I had adhd for a while, but I didn’t actually get diagnosed until about 2 years ago. I feel like I’ve struggled with procrastination and perfectionism and the anxiety from those for a long time. Measuring my worth by my productivity is something I’ve unconsciously done for a long time without even realizing it. When I was feeling so down, I ended up going down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to actually understand more about adhd and trying to work with my brain instead of fighting it. This book was something that came up when I was looking into everything and I immediately ordered one. It just arrived last week and I honestly have never felt more validated and understood in my life. I’ve already been able to incorporate some of the ideas from this book into my life and I really do feel like this book will be a tool I will turn to many times in the future. Every time I pick it up I feel like I learn something new and it is just such an amazing resource that is very thoughtfully put together, and the best part is that it doesn’t have the typical productivity bs that you likely have heard many times before. Everyone I have shown it to thus far has wanted one for themselves too! I highly recommend giving this a try!

  5. Al

    First of all, I love the way this books feels. The soft cover. The shiny illustrations on it. The size and weight that allows me to hug it comfortably (sometimes I find doing that to be oddly reassuring). The high quality of the paper stock and the colour printing. The nice, fresh smell of the pages.

    I love the cute illustrations. I love how casual Dani is when she wrote this, like she is talking directly to us.

    To be honest, I haven’t done a lot of the exercises in the book. That’s because when I am feeling any of the things mentioned in it, often I just have to open it to that section and read a few pages and I’d feel more motivated already. I have spent years and years looking for ways to fight my procrastination, and I suddenly realised maybe it’s not another new method that I am looking for. Maybe I already have a lot of tools, I just didn’t have the strength to use them. And strangely this book seems to give me that. I think it’s just how Dani gets it. When the book is there I feel like there is a friend who actually understands the struggles I am going through, who won’t judge me on my issues, and who would always encourage me to keep going. That means a lot to me.

    I am definitely not saying the exercises aren’t helpful! I think I might take some of them and modify them to fit me better. I definitely think they will help a lot of people. I guess I just want to say that for me, this book carries a kind of magic that goes beyond the content! Dani, I hope you are reading this and feeling proud of your work 🙂

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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.