Saturday, November 7, 2015

My Life Documenting Plan for 2016 - Part 1 - Hobonichi Weeks

2016 is bound to be a big year for me. It is the year I will turn 30. And I want it to be properly documented. I have thought a lot about my life documenting plan and will be sharing it with you on this blog in 3 parts: planning, journaling, and Project Life. I hope that you are inspired to document your 2016 and that maybe some of my ideas could be useful in your life.

So here are my plans for PLANNING:

I have kept a planner for all of 2015 and am so proud of myself for keeping up with it. I like that I can look back and see exactly what I did on each day. It also really helped me with Project Life if I was a bit behind.  I currently use a Hobonichi Cousin (A5 size) with daily, weekly, and monthly calendars. I journal with the daily. I plan in the weekly. And the monthly I don't really use.. Some months I took a picture a day of Zoe and pasted them into the day boxes. I actually really liked this, but it took a lot of work. And extra work with a baby is definitely a thumbs down. 

For 2016, I'd like to change it up a bit. I want to split up my journaling and planning into separate books. Let's face it, sometimes I don't have time to plan and sometimes I don't have time to journal. I don't like that my empty journaling pages and empty planning pages are combined in one book. Also, I want my planner to be portable. (The A5 size was a bit bulky to go in my purse). Below are some old pictures of my weekly, monthly, and daily pages:

Papered Pine | Weekly Hobonichi Planning Pages

Papered Pine | Monthly Hobonichi Planning Pages

Papered Pine | Daily Hobonichi Planning Page

I love my Hobonichi. Which is why I have decided to keep the same brand for my planner. If you haven't heard of Hobonichi, you should really check them out. Here is a link to the English website

For 2016, I will be using a Hobonichi Weeks with the Liberty Art Fabric cover in Peacocks of Grantham Hall. The Hobonichi Weeks is tall and thin, much like a Midori Traveler's Notebook. It has the full week on the left side and grid blank space on the right. I chose this because I love to make lists for the week, which will be perfect for the right side. And that cover is so gorgeous. Below are some pictures from the Hobonichi website as my planner won't ship until early December. 

I am so excited to hold this planner in my hands and will give an update to you with more pictures once it arrives at the end of the year. 

xoxo, Kaisa

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