Fave planning tip: Take the time. Spend a few minutes (or many) on your system, it won't work unless you work it. I usually find that spending a coffee on planning and looking ahead saves me a lot of time and clears the clutter out of my brain so I can focus on my life and work
An interesting idea -- it would make my 2013 planner so much more interesting! There are times when just a bit of creativity would refresh the mind and the spirit . . . collaged and painted planner pages.