26 Dec 2013

review: Plannerisms planner

Imagine the amazing opportunity of being able to design your own planner? Well, Laurie at Plannerisms did just that - and here is the result.

It comes in a range of colours: black, blue, purple, pink and teal. The cover feels like PU leather and seems quite hard-wearing, yet malleable: ideal for something that is going to be thrown around a lot for twelve months!

There is a quote at the front:

"Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

I think this is a great quote to be met with every time the planner is opened.

One of the standout features of this planner are the goal setting aids. I love me some goal setting so these pages are heaven to my planning eyes:

Of course, no planner is complete without actual planning pages, especially year planning pages:

It is also great to see a double page spread on how to use the planner as it can all be a bit overwhelming to new paper planner users. And for the more seasoned planner users, this guide is just a springboard to how the planner can be used.

Before each month of the actual planning pages, there is a double page spread for any monthly goals you may wish to set (I love this!):

And also, a double page month to view:

The actual planning pages are vertical week-to-view. You can use these boxes in any way you want: writing in times and jotting down appointments is just one example.

At the end, there is an 'annual review' section. Ideal for reviewing how the goal setting went and what you might change or postpone until 2015.

At the back is a bio of Laurie from Plannerisms. It's nice to learn more about the brains behind the planner as I feel that with some brands, it can feel like a planner is an item made without the user in mind.

A nice addition is a secretarial pocket at the back and inside that, there is a small notes booklet:

Overall, this diary is a high quality item perfect for those who love goal setting and students. The goal setting pages are ideal for coursework brainstorming/ideas and the layout of the planner pages mean that the timetabled hours would be easier to see at a glance (as opposed to it being on a standard week-on-two-page layout, like my current planner). I can definitely see this planner aiding my studies next year and I look forward to using it in conjunction with my Filofax.

Thank you to Laurie and Olivia for allowing me to review this planner!

NB: Although these products were supplied as samples, it has not affected my opinion in any way. Also, I don't receive commission from any links from this blog post.

1 comment

  1. I really love my Plannerisms planner. It has really helped establish some structure to my goal setting. This coming year will be a year of small wins for me; completing long-neglected projects, tweaking my garden setup, establishing a short list of daily routines to help me keep up with housework, paper management, and personal development. The Plannerisms planner is really well designed for this level thinking.