planning tools & tips

Some of my favorite posts on planning techniques:

My quintiles system

Answering a reader question:  When do you look at your lists?

Daily planning & mental clarity

Another post on how I use the daily pages in my Hobonichi (and another; selection of bullet journal-inspired layouts here!)

Meal planning teaser

Why I Plan (mini-essay)

My 2020 Hobonichi

List migration & management

Weekly review process

Monthly review process; monthly goals page example

My current favorite planning tools:

Erin Condren (please contact me and I can send you a $10 coupon code!)

Full Focus Planner (affiliate link here)

Favorites of the past:

Hobonichi Techo Cousin (available at amazonjetpens, the Hobonichi website)

Archer & Olive Notebooks for bullet journaling (15% off here!  Please note, if you use the link you will receive 15% off and I will receive an affiliate commission)

Mildliners (love these so much – amazon or JetPens)

Uniball Jetstream 3 color Pens – this is similar or identical to what comes in the Hobonichi.  I like the 5mm best.

Nuuna notebooks

Staedtler Triplus Fineliners (20 or 36 or OMG 60!)

Hobonichi Thin Notebook (also on amazon; used for my ‘accessory notebook’)

Other favorite planners (most with reviews!)


Day Designer // Please note: I will receive a small commission if you buy via this link

Inkwell Press // Referral code with $10 coupon here!  (this does give me some referral credit; you get a $10 coupon)

Golden Coil

Papier – custom handbook notebooks (dot & lined) and planner covers // Referral link gets you $20 off any $40 order.  ** Note – if this does not come up right away, try opening in Chrome browser; if that does not work please email me and I’m happy to send you a code!

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