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A Well-planned Life

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I held back from the rush to buy a Hobonichi planner last September 1. I will be using the Traveler’s Notebook (TN) system for 2024, or so I keep telling myself. Yes, I’m obsessed with Japanese stationery! For the past years, I’ve used the Hobonichi weeks, weeks mega, a6 and a5, and the avec. I also have the 5-year hobonichi book. I’m still thinking if I should get a HON.

I’m often perceived as techie so some people are surprised I don’t do digital planning. Well, my one source of truth for events is my Google calendar. It’s where I log in all my meetings and presentations. But my hobonichi is where I write my never-ending To Do lists. It’s where I use my stash of washi tape, stickers and stamps. Tomoe River paper is also fountain-pen friendly, which feeds in to my other hobby, fountain pens! Lately, I’ve set up my passport TN to function as my wallet too. I’m in a small bag phase now, perhaps a sign of old age, as I’m no longer willing to carry big, and often heavy bags.

So let’s talk about planning in this week’s #HealthXPH tweet chat, 9 pm Saturday 23 September 2023.

T1. Do you use a digital or a paper planner, or both? Do you use a monthly, weekly, or daily format?

T2. What’s your system for planning? BuJo (bullet journaling) perhaps?Please share your methods.

T3. Please share tips on using a planner effectively.

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