8 planners/journals you can use for 2018

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If you've been following my social media feeds, then you know that a.) I love planners/journals b.) I have too many planners/journals and c.) I've been on a search for the perfect planner/journal. Also, because of two rakets that I have (and an upcoming super duper secret project), I went on full research mode and bought and looked at tons of them. 

So here I am, sharing with you what I've learned about all of the ones that are available in the market that caught my interest. I won't tell you which one is the best because I believe they're all pretty good and it really depends on your purpose for using them. So for each one, I'll tell you what's great about it and what kind of person would actually like it. 

So let me take you now on this planner/journal journey...

(Let's get the more popular ones out of the way)

 

Starbucks Planner

3 things I like about it

  • The leather cover that you can use for the planner itself or for books
  • The special Starbucks card that comes with it
  • The color of the not green one

You'll like it if: you've made the yearly (panata) tradition of getting one and if you really like consuming all those Starbucks Christmas drinks that you need to buy

But: Notice that the things I mentioned that I liked about it were all external things.  The inside isn't anything special but just your basic planner look. So if you're looking for something different from them this year, you'll be a bit disappointed. 

Where to get it: Y'all know the drill. 18 stickers, 9 of them Christmas drinks

From Starbucks Philippines FB

From Starbucks Philippines FB

 

CBTL's Giving Journal

3 things I like about it

  • It's a hybrid planner and journal since it has a lot of prompts and questions that will make you reflect on your life, as well as space for you to actually plan things. 
  • It emphasizes giving and generosity all throughout the year, in different forms and sizes
  • You help send kids to school through REAL Life Foundation 

You'll like it if: you like combining your practical and your reflective side and if your focus for 2018 is related to generosity

But: if you don't like your planner to be your journal too, then you are probably looking for something a bit more practical

Where to get it: 12 stickers only!

From CBTL FB page

From CBTL FB page

 

Belle De Jour Power Planner

3 things I like about it

  • It's a very pretty but practical time-management tool that includes period tracker, cash flow tracker, goals page, 2018 workbook, etc, alongside the month-to-month and day-to-day pages.
  • It comes with a card that you can use at partner establishments as well as tons of coupons for the whole year.
  • The BDJ community is huge and has expanded to not just the planner but to a website, workshops, meet-ups, etc.

You'll like it if:  you're a woman who loves to track a lot of things and you also love to shop

But: it can be a bit too frilly for some people who like their planners minimalist

Where to get it: National Bookstore, Fully Booked, or direct from their website.

From ilovebdj.com

From ilovebdj.com

 

FILED! Scribble Planner

3 things I like about it

  • It suggests activities that you can do every month as well as weekly compliments that can help get you of that expected funk.
  • It has monthly artwork from internationally acclaimed graphic designer Risa Rodil (you've seen her work around, just Google her)
  • It has spacious pages for you to write in (which some planners neglect, really)

You'll like it if: you like pink and a younger and more dynamic vibe (and if you like Risa's art!)

But: it may be a bit too "young" for those looking for a more serious vibe.

Where to get it: National Bookstore, Fully Booked, or direct from their website.

From filed.com

From filed.com

 

Now, here are some new (or new-ish) ones that you can check out

 

Whatda! Anong Petsa Na? Freelancer's Sanity and Survival Planner

3 things I like about it

  • It caters to a very specific market: female freelancers or those who are doing rakets on the side
  • It doesn't just help you plan; it gives productivity and raket tips, has a budget and project tracker, mission maps, etc.
  • It has hilarious (and helpful) comics inside, since the creator RaketChick is a comic book artist

You'll like it if: well, if you're a raket chick or if you're planning on trying freelancing in 2018

But: if you have a full time job and you're not interested in the side hustle, then this will seem weird to you

Where to get it: National Bookstore or from Anvil's website. 

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The Daykeeper 2018

3 things I like about it

  • It has a page across the weekly planner where you can write down the "things that made me smile". We all need to remind ourselves of the simple joys every once in a while.
  • If you're into sketching and calligraphy, their paper does not bleed!
  • It comes with other extras like writing a letter to yourself at the start of the year, postcards to send to your friends, Bible verses and quotes to reflect on

You'll like it if: you're more of a faith kind of person and if you want a journal/scrapbook more than a planner

But: It might be too spiritual if you're not that kind of person

Where to get it: Their website

From Daykeeper website

From Daykeeper website

 

Woman, Create 365 Wonders Planner

3 things I like about it

  • It has so much art and poetry and literature! It's actually not just a planner but a showcase of all the awesome, young, female talent that we have.
  • The planner also puts much emphasis on feminism and the wonders of the female mind and heart
  • A portion of the proceeds go to Wipe Every Tear, an NGO that rescues girls from sex-trafficking

You'll like it if: you want to be more "woke" or if you're already a card-carrying feminist and love of art

But: There might not be too much space for you to do some actual writing or planning

Where to get it: Select FullyBooked branches or order directly from them.

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Your Sunday Night Journal

3 things I like about it

  • It helps you not dread Mondays so much because you do reflective journaling on Sunday nights (hence the name)
  • It helps you look at your upcoming week from a macro level and makes you think about the good (and bad) things that happened in the week that was
  • It looks so minimalist and pretty, and makes you excited to actually write on it.

You'll like it if: you only have time to journal once a week

But: if you want to journal every day, it might be too minimalist for you

Where to get it: From their website.

From yoursundaynight.com

From yoursundaynight.com

 

One liners about the others that I've taken a look at

  • My Write Life 2018 (Mercury Drug) - not really a planner but more of a journal/tracker/notebook but still very nice
  • Muji Planner - for the ones that really just want a planner
  • Hobonichi - soooo expensive but seemingly worth it if you can afford it
  • Certified Positive Planner - for those who want their "Chrsitian" planner
  • Focus Journal - made by BDJ too, but this time with a focus on, well, focusing
  • Tita Witty's Planner - if you want to laugh and cry while planning your life

 

So, here it is, I'm giving away some planners! Yey! It's the first time that I'll be doing this, so yey! I was not sponsored by any of these but I can't keep all the planners that I've bought in the name of "research" (for rakets and two secret things) so I'm spreading all the planner love. Just join the Rafflecopter below and I'll announce the winners by December 27!