Planning the Planner

It is that time of year again when many people unintentionally gain pounds by drinking all the coffee in order to get that much-coveted planner.  Ha! I am a planner girl myself but I usually D-I-Y my planners. Because there are less than six weeks before the new year comes, I figured I should have a planner strategy. Talk about planning all the planning!

I now have a plan for my 2018 planners. I will have 5 planners for 2018.  I know what you are thinking. I am overdoing it. ( In Tagalog, OA na! LOL) So let me explain why I will have 5.

The Visual Journal

Since I no longer print my photos, I have no more new photo albums. This is how I keep my memories. I started this this year and I love it. It is easy for me to look back at the memories for the year.  So, I am doing the same journal this year. I have this Midori Travel Journal as a gift from a friend and I can just buy the inserts if I use them up. I have extra inserts so I am good for 2018.

The Task Journal

This year, I am using this planner from Myanmar. It is quite a novelty because this was a token from a trip. It has photos of Bogyoke Aung San (Aung San Suu Kyi’s father). Hehehe!

I got another Midori planner as a present so I will be using this for my to-dos in 2018.  This insert has grid lines on one side.

The Personal Journal

I have had this journal since 2008. This is a Moleskine that I covered with washi tape. It was meant to be my diary/journal at first. It has doodles and clippings of anything that reminds me of a moment. Through the years, this journal has become my refuge. Writing is one of the ways I talk to God. It has mostly my prayers to God in letters.

Idea Notebook

I write painting, writing and business ideas in this notebook. It is really a simple unlined notebook I got from a department store. In this notebook, I also list down the materials I need to buy for my paintings and other wishlists I have for the blog and other interests.

Reflection Journal

This was a corporate giveaway from my cousin that I did not use last year.  The dates without the year were already printed which makes it easy for me to use in any year. I will use this to write some short reflections for the day. I will try to incorporate into my routine to write something before I sleep.

I think I am all set.  I still have my washi tapes. My friends know that I am into this stuff. They have been my enablers.

Hmmm. I think I need to find nice colorful pens. I have brush pens and colored pencils. I need colorful fine ballpoints. When I get those, I am set. Or maybe I need some rubber stamps, too.

We’ll see. 😉

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Comments

  1. I like the idea of having a handful of different planners. I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own planner so maybe I’ll do something like this too!

  2. I have a couple of planners. They follow the school year – if I don’t write stuff down I won’t remember

  3. I love planners too! I’ve never designed mine before like this. So cute!

  4. Really nice journals. I need to get my life organized so I think one day I’ll make a DIY planner.

  5. I don’t usually use planners. Sometimes I do, but my issue is I lose motivation after a few months. I am thinking of getting a unlined, undated planner which I can use as a sketchpad. I love doodling. It is very relaxing!

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