DIY customizable planner/journal.
I’m more of the journaling type, and I’ve used planners in the past, mostly for journaling ideas, reflections, writing topics, etc.
What would usually happen is that I’d use up all the pages of the planners before the year even ends. 3 months to be exact. Thus, loosing track of all the other schedules I’ve written on the planner. So, I thought of separating my journaling notebook from my planner, but it didn’t work for me as well. 😁
That was because I didn’t want to carry two notebooks in my small bag all the time. Plus, my journaling notebook was a bit bigger and it didn’t fit my bag.
I have been looking for an unruled notebook so I can combine planning with a bit of journaling. I still have a separate journal for my reflections, I just need a space to write random thoughts and ideas on my planner which most planners I see here don’t have.
What works for me
This blank notebook works for me (we’ll see 😁) for now because I can create my own calendar and design the pages according to my mood and activities. This way, I won’t be wasting pages like what happens in planners when there are no activities to write on certain dates leaving the pages blank as I keep writing on the next dates.
Ease of DIY planner/journal
It takes me 5-10minutes or less to draw/layout the monthly calendar. The reason why I haven’t done this before is because I thought it would be time consuming based on what I’ve watched on videos that I follow, but I guess when you are used to journaling and crafts, it is a bit easier.
How about you?
Do you do more of planning or journaling?
Or both? 😁🙂 If you are using one this year, do share it so I can check it out. Might work for me. 🙂
Happy New Year!!!
Here are two accounts you can follow for journaling/planning inspiration.
I love them so much. 😁😍