A planner without a traditional days of the week spread! The Always Satisfied planner has monthly calendars, weekly checklists and a day to a page layout.
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- Size: A5 (approx. 5.75″ wide x 8.5″ high)
- Sewn binding
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- 2 checklist pages for each week plus a procrastination worksheet page
- Day to a page scheduling layout
- Neutral inside pages
- Comes in a gift box with an erasable pen
- Ivory paper
- Dates to remember
- 80 gsm paper
- Lasts 6 months
- Comes with an erasable black pen
- 1 Ribbon bookmark
- Pocket folder
Price: $15.50 USD on Amazon
Let’s take a closer look!
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A very plain black cover – and no other colors to choose from 🙁
You can’t see it very well in the photo (video shows it better), but there are vertical ‘grains’ in the cover
Approx. 1″ thick
Dates at a glance
Line spacing is a bit smaller than most planners at 5mm.
All 6 of the monthly calendars are clustered together at the front of the planner.
Starts Monday. Each box is about 1.25″ wide x 1″ high
Track up to 3 habits
Next are the weekly planning pages with the daily interspersed between.
The weekly planning pages are the reason I wanted this planner. Instead of days of the week there are 2 checklist pages where you can rank your tasks in priority order and also separate work and home tasks.
In addition to these pages there’s a procrastination worksheet. This page is a good idea but the instructions take up a lot of space. If this was transferred into a little information card / page marker so there’s more room to write that would be helpful.
Each day (including Saturday and Sunday) gets their own page. This is an undated planner so you can stop and start using anytime (although the planner will last 6 months if you use it every day).
The schedule runs from 6am to 10pm in half hourly intervals.
The right column of the spread includes:
- My focus
- My Goal today
- My action list
- Today I hope for
- Today I feel grateful for
I think some of these sections could be removed to give more space to write, as there’s only room for a few words in some of the sections.
There’s a habit tracker on both the daily and the monthly spread which seems like an unnecessary double up. I guess you could use the daily habit tracker for water intake, 5 minute stretches / work breaks or tracking pomodoro sessions.
The line spacing on the daily page is also 5mm.
At the back of the planner is a projects section. There is space for 3 projects with 2 pages to plan each project:
- Project steps and action plan
- Contacts, expenses, helpful resources
I like this page but 2 pages with more room to write would be great.
There’s another section called ‘notes and helpful forms’ with 4 double sided notes pages.
There is also a daily routines (AM and PM) and goal tacker.
The pages lay flat on their own, no matter where you open the planner.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Very cheap for a 6 month planner
- Pages lay flat
- Readily available on Amazon
- Comes with an erasable black pen
Cons of the Planner
- No tabs
- No cover personalisation
- Only 1 ribbon bookmark
- Black cover only
- Dual pocket folder (although the pocket is cut on a diagonal so not sure if smaller pieces of paper will fall out)
- Needs more notes / goal planning pages
- Thin paper – can see the ink of the backside of the page
- I don’t like the mustard / olive green color scheme
- 5mm line spacing is smaller than most planners
- The proportions of some of the pages is not quite right
Would I use this planner?
No. I like the weekly checklist pages and the goal pages at the back would be good if there was more room to write. I don’t use traditional box calendar format or day to a page planners so would only use about 1/3 of the planner.
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