U P D A T E :

You can still pre-order The Anti-Planner, but the first two shipments SOLD OUT (holy shit, y’all 😭). New copies are being prepared now, according to the schedule below:

  • PRINT RUN #1:  Orders up to Dec. 14, 2022 have all shipped!
  • PRINT RUN #2:  Orders between Dec. 14, 2022 and Feb. 4, 2023 ship LATE SPRING 2023
  • PRINT RUN #3:  Orders placed on or after Feb. 5, 2023 ship SUMMER 2023

I know that seems like foreverrrr. But while you wait, you’ll get weekly emails with ~exclusive~ downloadable PDFs of activities + strategies pulled straight from the book! Don’t miss out again—reserve your copy before they’re gone! ⏰✨

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The Anti-Planner: How to Get Sh*t Done When You Don’t Feel Like It

(67 customer reviews)

USD $43.00

This item will be released July 31, 2023.

Limited early print-run discount!

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 sh*t done
  • Smash through productivity roadblocks
  • 300+ full-color pages (with over 100 activities)

Anyone who pre-orders will also receive weekly emails with 25+ digital PDFs of activities/strategies to hold you over while you wait.

Pre-orders placed after Feb. 5, 2023 will arrive in summer 2023. Reserve your copy before they’re gone! ✨

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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 shit done.

67 reviews for The Anti-Planner: How to Get Sh*t Done When You Don’t Feel Like It

  1. Don Young (verified owner)

    Wow! This book is so good. It feels like it was written specifically to address all of my biggest personal challenges. And does it in a way that keeps those challenges in mind. It is visually appealing, bite size exercises that are organized in a manner that you can quickly find what you need in your context. The writing style makes it feel like you have a great friend sitting with you just trying to help you out without judgement. It’s also really funny…both the writing and the cartoons. Well worth the wait. I love this book. Absolutely astounding job on this, Dani!

  2. Meg Nakano (verified owner)

    My copy of The Anti-Planner arrived today. Wow. I have SO MUCH sh*t that needs to be done, and am not getting it done. I am extremely good at plans, planners, calendars, analysis, and the whole range of conventional Planner tools & skills… and The Anti-Planner takes a whole different approach. VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!

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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.

Anti-Planner Overwhelmed Spread

 

The Anti-Planner teaches you how to:


  • Light a fire under your own butt
  • Make boring tasks suck less
  • Use inconsistency to your advantage
  • Avoid overwhelm + burnout
  • Give perfectionism the middle finger
  • Make decisions faster
  • Set goals you’ll actually stick to
  • Stop getting distracted by screens
  • Function when sh*t 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

Comics

Illustrations and infographics to help explain how our brains work

Strategies

How-to guides, tips, actionable advice from pros

Prompts

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

Games

Dice, cards, paper football, unique takes on classics

Resources

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

Procrastination Hit List

Learn to deal with all the feelz:


Character stuck behind wall, unable to get to paper

Stuck

  • Difficulty getting started
  • Indecisive
  • Perfectionistic
  • Distracted

Overwhelmed character amongst fire and scattered papers

Overwhelmed

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

Sleeping character

Unmotivated

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

Messy character sitting amongst scattered papers

Disorganized

  • Messy
  • Difficulty prioritizing

Discouraged character with rain clouds over head

Discouraged

  • Hopeless
  • Insecure

Trophy shelf with awards

(+ Extras)

  • Bonus pages + duplicate copies
  • Resource list of recommended apps, websites, products, and books

In-depth reviews:


Jesse J. Anderson

Avory Faucett

How to ADHD

Catieosaurus

Additional details:


  • 7.25 in x 9.5 in
  • Vegan leather hardcover with gold foil stamping and rounded edges (classy AF)
  • 300+ full-color pages (with over 165 activities, strategies, games, and comics)
  • 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

Katie

If you think this book will help you or someone you love even a little bit, buy this book. I have been showing it to everyone with eyes and they have all been so impressed (including my therapist) with the density of helpful information. This book made me realize that I wasn’t alone. That I didn’t have to fight so hard. BUY THIS BOOK. Not that you need my permission, but you are allowed to ask for help. BUY. THIS. BOOK.

(Another) Dani

The PDFs were great, but this book in print is… everything. It’s my new “break glass in case of emergency” go to, and has already averted one ADHD-fueled meltdown in the 6 hours I’ve had it. The hard copy will live within reach until this (very sturdy, and thank you, spiral bound!!) spine gives way, and then some. From the moment I read the “your worth is not measured in productivity” / “you are not fucking lazy” in the intro, I knew I’d chosen the right thing for me and my journey. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Samantha

I’ve never felt so understood before, especially by a book. The different ways to do things make tasks fun. If something doesn’t work, I jump to the next task. I feel so much better knowing I have this as an essential tool in my toolbox.

Cat

This book is AMAZING!! I cannot stop picking it up and just browsing the sections… it’s so big that I literally seem to see something new every time! There is SO much in here, explanations, advice, ideas, excellent examples, drawings/comics – and all organized and easy to navigate. Dani’s intros to every section are written like I am just getting together with a really great friend who just GETS me, knows how my brain works, and wants me to know everything is going to be okay. This book is officially my favorite ADHD toolbox <3

Jesse

I thought the price was kinda high, but I was desperate & thought this sounded like it would actually be helpful. This book turned out to be worth the cost just by the quality alone, and the content goes above and beyond my expectations. It’s massive so I’ll (hopefully) never lose it, it feels amazing in my hands (sensory issues are unbothered!), and the information & activities inside are encouraging, inspiring, & helpful for my ADHD brain without giving dumb advice or being cliche. It’s un-intimidating and user-friendly, and I’m glad this is out there for adults who struggle with getting sh*t done.

Louisa

It is absolutely gorgeous–I love the illustrations, the mantras/inspiration sprinkled throughout, and it is all so relevant and ORGANIZED! A breeze to find just the activity page I need at the moment, and a pleasure to flip through–chock full of fun ideas. Best ADHD self-help book (workbook?) hands down!

Natalie

The Anti-Planner exercises are useful and non-judgmental, without the whole “just do it” vibe that most planners give off. Designed for those of us who often get in our own way of getting things done or getting through things. Highly recommend!

Ellysa

The word “planner” in the title doesn’t do this book justice. It’s not a planner at all; it’s an extremely specific, thorough, easy-to-do guide to dealing with the feelings that procrastination tries to hide. I’ve already been able to work through emotions that try to block me from doing certain tasks. This is the ONLY thing that has ever helped me overcome those barriers.

Sandi

Love this! So creative and practical and fun. Such a great tool for getting un-stuck in a low stress way.

Steve

The whole book is well designed and excellent quality — it feels good, smells good, looks good, and sounds good as you flip the pages. (I didn’t taste it and don’t recommend that either.) Oh, the content and drawings are great too!

Jac

This book is amazing. It has SO many different exercises that whatever is happening I can find something to match. What I love is that they break down into specific overall categories and subcategories so you can clearly head to what you need. I cannot recommend this enough.

Lizz

I preorderd this with low expectations, I’ve struggled with planners and really anything that helps structure my days. This book has blown my expectations out of the water. First of all, it’s huge, so much bigger than I ever expected, there’s so much helpful information in it. Secondly, the way the Anti-Planner works makes so much sense to my ADHD brain, it’s like dropdown menus that send you to several methods to help get yourself on your way with whatever “thing” you may be trying to work on. I highly recommend this for anyone who thinks they’ve tried everything to help manage their ADHD or any other struggles you may have getting organized.

MK Arch

This is incredible. I have never ever felt so seen and validated by a book. I have always been ashamed of my inability to make my brain do the thing. This book flips that on its head.

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

FAQ


Book Questions

When will I get my book?

Ignore any shipping dates printed on the email confirmation, but shipping for the FIRST batch of pre-orders (purchased before Dec 15th, 2022) began in November 2022, and is ongoing as of February 2023. Shipping for the SECOND batch of pre-orders (purchased between Dec. 15, 2022 and Feb. 4, 2023) will begin in late spring 2023. Shipping for the THIRD batch of pre-orders (purchased after Feb. 4, 2023) will begin summer 2023.


Will there be a digital edition?

Right now, I’m focused on getting the print edition out, and do not have plans to release a digital version. However, everyone who pre-orders the book is given access to 25+ exclusive PDF activities to tide y’all over while you wait!


Is the Anti-Planner suitable for children?

There will be a family-friendly version eventually, but this one is designed with adults in mind and has some cussing throughout. That said, there are plenty of activities you might want to share with children!


I don't have ADHD, will this book be helpful for me?

The Anti-Planner was designed for anyone who struggles with procrastination and executive dysfunction, which often includes people in the neurodiverse community. However, the activities and strategies are useful for ANYONE feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unmotivated, disorganized, or discouraged.


I'm left handed! Will this book work for me?

Spiral binding means that you can lay the book flat, and I’ve also added exercises in this book on both sides of the spirals, so it is equally comfy for everyone regardless of which you hand you prefer!


Why is this book so expensive?

Turns out that there are a lot of elements that go into getting a book self-published! I wrote, designed, illustrated, edited, and prepared 100% of the book contents myself. (And I’m really proud of myself for that!) It was important to me from the beginning that this book be something that I would want to use myself – which means a soft cover, ring binding, tabbed interior, etc. – and all of those elements are added costs. And the books also have to be produced & printed, shipped to warehouses across the world, stored in those warehouses, fulfilled and shipped to customers, and then customer service is needed to handle any issues along the way. All of this adds up to the book being pricier than a typical planner, but this ain’t your typical planner! (Also: it’s not a planner)


Does the planner have dates in it?

I’ve named this book The Anti-Planner, because it is NOT a traditional planner – those have never worked for me. There are no dates or empty spaces to write dates in, but there are 5 sections packed full of activities, games, strategies, and more to help you get things done.

Shipping

Do you ship to my country?

Yes! The Anti-Planner ships worldwide.


My book is supposed to be discounted as $43 but your payment gate is charging me more!

Your total cost is including the flat rate shipping cost ($10.99 for US, $14.99 or $17.99 for most other countries) in the checkout summary. Most 1-book totals will come to around $57 USD after tax.


Can I change my address after I place a pre-order?

Yes! If you already have an account, you can log in to your account on this website and update it yourself there, then send an email to anti-planner at adhddd.com so we can update it on your order!


I ordered something (mug/poster/etc.) from Dani's store plus The Anti-Planner, but wasn't able to purchase them together. Can they be shipped together?

Unfortunately not! Pre-orders cannot be purchased nor shipped together at this time. I’m working on a solution to this, but for now it’s not possible. ☹️

Miscellaneous

I want to add another book to my order...

Unfortunately, after a pre-order has been paid for, the item quantity cannot be adjusted. However, feel free to place a separate order!

 

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