Here we go! All of the details about what is in this lovely stack and how I (think I) will use them this year.
Does anyone need 7 things to plan in? No. But this is what I’ve got ready for the new year, and while things may shift slightly I expect to stay in at least most of these over the next 12 months! Here are the details, top to bottom of the stack shown:
1- Hobonichi Weeks. I am using this as a wellness planner – tracking sleep, workouts, nutrition, and phone minutes. I do not expect to be perfect or 100% consistent with this all year (I basically skipped last week already!). But it’s a tool in the toolbox I hope to make good use of most of the time.
2- My Reading Life by Ann Bogel. This is a reading journal! I will only fill out a page when I finish a book. There are 100 entries in this book and I usually average ~50/year (or so), so this baby likely will last until 2024.
3- Hobonichi 5-year Journal. Will be starting my 2nd year in this 5-year journal! I wrote at least something most days this year, and while I don’t usually keep my planners forever, this one is an exception.
4- Full Focus Planner (affiliate link shown + use SARAH10 for 10% off – this is the only one in the stack I did receive from the company, though I have bought several FFPs previously on my own). I have the French Blue cover with the bright white pages inside. This was a last minute add but I’m so glad I did – this is my daily workhorse for to do lists, thinking through my schedule, and taking meeting notes.
5- Hobonichi Cousin. In the beautiful mina perhonen “jardin” cover. This is for calendar management and additional notes. I am thinking that I will not use the dated daily pages on the specified days this year (so rebellious!) but just as I need them.
6- JMB Living Winter Journal. This is more of a journal than a planner, and I plan to keep it by my bed for some gratitude journaling before I go to sleep. I will not pressure myself to use every page and may not buy for each quarter, but it’s so pretty that I’m excited to give it a try.
7- Cultivate What Matters Powersheets. (Note: 25% off on their site as of today — “Fresh Start Sale”!) I have the teal 12-month version and just cannot get enough of the gorgeous saturated color they used for the cover. I am mostly done with my ‘prep’ pages in the beginning of the planner, and it really was a) enjoyable and b) helpful in clarifying my priorities for the year. This book will not get heavy use other than at the beginning of each month when I am clarifying my goals — and then I will be fitting the monthly Tending List pages to one of my other planners (Hobo or FFP, we will see).
So, there you go! It’s quite a stack but at least I sort of have a method to my madness. I am also currently using Todoist for some things, Apple Notes for other things (this is more like my digital filing cabinet), and we do have a family wall calendar as well (more for the other household members than myself) though I have not filled out January yet.
Do you have your system ready for 2022 yet? Anyone have MORE than 7 books!? TELL ME.