In this video I am going to show you all the different types of planners I have tried out these last couple of years. I will give you the pros and cons and tell you which planner is going to fit you best!
- The Daily Planner: this is a planner I have been using for the last couple of weeks and I am in love with it. The biggest advantage of it is definitely all the space you can use. There is a page for every day and a very handy timetable so you can fill in every appointment, and it really gives you the chance to plan your things from hour to hour. A con is that you don’t have much of an overview because you can only see 2-3 days at the time. If you use a weekly planner you can just see the whole week layed out in front of you.
- I would recommend a planner like this for someone who has really busy days, and wants to have enough space to write down all their things.
- This planner is from Daycraft.
- The Weekly Planner: this is a planner I have been using for years and the best thing about it is the nice overview of the week you have. You can just see everything you need to do for that week, which can be pretty calming because you can see how much you need to do. A con is that you might not have enough space to write down all the things you need to do, which is kind of why I stopped using it.
- The Desk Planner: the best thing about a desk planner is that you can put it on your desk and look at it and see what you need to do instantly. I use my weekly desk planner fairly often. This desk planner is from Knockknockstuff
- The Bullet Journal: the bullet journal is a type of planner I have used the least because it didn’t fit me well. I don’t have a lot of time and I am also too much of a perfectionist to create my own lay-out in my planner. I prefer a planner that has the days already planned out for me. However, I do use it for schemes for my classes. I write down everything I need to do for a certain course per chapter (read – summarize – study) and then I have a good overview of everything that I still need to do.
- The monthly planner is one of my favourites to use during exams, because it gives you such a good overview of the month. I have made a whole video on how I use a daily planner to plan out my exams that you can find [HERE]. A pro is that you have a perfect overview over your upcoming month so you can plan ahead for deadlines and exams. A con is that you don’t have a lot of space to write down homework or to make a very detailled planning. A monthly overview is thus more a rough overview of upcoming deadlines and exams, and not a very precise planner.
- The to do lists: I have been using these notepads from Knockknock for a while and I have to say that they are perfect to use, especially when you have a busy day coming up with a lot to do. These notepads are really funny and brighten up your busy day a little bit. I think to do lists/notepads are perfect for busy days, when you have to focus on getting through that day.
- The random memo pad: this is the cheapest planner I have because it was free. Weirdly enough is that one of my most used planners I have. I think it’s because I don’t have to worry about it being not perfect. I just quickly write down the things I need to do and get back to work. This is the fastest way to plan because you only have to jot down the things you need to do and you don’t have to put any effort in making it look pretty or things like that. I can recommend this to anyone who is perfectionistic, and wants their stuff to be pretty and organized, because this is actually a thing you don’t have to care about. Maybe that sounds contradicting but it works for me.
This type of planner is perfect for a high school student, or if you don’t have big exams or tests and a lot of homework: this planner will be perfect for you!
This planner is from Personal-planner.
Overall, I’d say that a bullet journal is perfect for people who are more creative and have more time to make daily/weekly lay-outs. A bullet journal is perfect to create a planner based on your personal preferences: if you want to keep track of how much water you drink, draw a water tracker. If you want to track habits, insert a habit tracker.
I got my monthly planner from Theorganisedstudent.
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