My Planner Progress

I started using a Filofax on the first week of October last year. It’s been more than 4 months since and I thought to take stock of where I am with using a planner. Things have changed along the way and I have to say that I feel pretty good with where I am now.

plannerbug - midori traveler's notebook planner progress

Although I started off with the Filofax and am a fan of the ring-bound format, I went ahead and purchased a Midori Traveler’s Notebook (MTN) in February. I have set it up to an arrangement I like and am so in love with this as a planner system. I wrote a brief overview of the MTN in a previous post.

I use the MTN as my daily planner and have thrown in some creative bits into one of the notebooks. I now have everything I need in one place and finally feel a huge sense of contentment. Perhaps this is “planner peace”? I no longer yearn for a new Filofax or planner or wanting to experiment with different setups. I think one of the main reasons why I kept buying so many different Filofaxes was because I was never quite settled in.

Writing this blog has definitely helped me assess my needs better. As I fleeted from one Filofax to another, I found different aspects of the planner I liked and disliked. I still have a strong attachment to the Filofax Saffiano because it was the first thing that started me on this planner journey (if you can call it one). I will write about a few more Filofaxes I haven’t reviewed yet, just because I think the information is still relevant.

Anyway, I do hope this post helps you take stock of where you’re at with your planner too. As someone who is rather new at consistently using a planner, it has been very helpful to just pause and reflect how my planning needs have changed and whether it requires a few more tweaks.

How have you gotten on with using a planner? Do feel free to stop by and share your progress in the comments below.

P.S. The passport size MTN you see in the photo is for note-taking, not as a planner.


  1. Havok says:

    I love the little passport sized one – so cute!
    While I have amassed a large amount (to me!) of planners since starting all of this nonsense, I’m still quite attached to my Finsbury. I love all of my planners, but they all have a purpose other than planning, except for him. While I’ve debated (a lot!) switching my planning into my Chic Sparrow, I just can’t seem to bite the bullet with it. Who knows, that could change!
    I love, though, how easy (well, sort of easy) it is to switch planners. If something isn’t working, try something new – there are tons of options out there. Just a matter of realizing what actually is working, versus just getting “bored” because it’s not new!
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  2. Angel Jem says:

    Hello, I came over from Philofaxy on their Web finds day.
    I have never got to grips with a Midori yet, not tried one, but I know people like them. You sound so happy with your combination of planning and creative space it sounds quite tempting……
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