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.
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.