A review of the Full Focus Planner has been highly requested so here it (finally) is!
- Size: 6.5″ wide x 9.25″ high
- 90 days / 1 quarter
- Numbered pages
- Weekly preview / review (4 pages per week)
- 2 page monthly calendar
- Neutral inside pages
- Ivory colored paper
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is typical of sewn bound notebooks – plain and boring!
As there are 2 pages for each day plus all of the review pages in between, the planner is quite thick (about 1″) and heavy.
At the front of the planner are some overview pages starting with the annual goals – you can set up to 10 goals for each quarter (which is how long the planner lasts).
I like the goal pages but there’s not enough room to write (only 1 page per goal)
There is a traditional box format monthly calendar… with a little extra. There are boxes at the bottom of each day to track your goals & habits. As the planner is undated you can start using anytime.
After the monthly overview is the rolling quarters page in a list style format. I prefer to use list layouts like this but squeezing 3 months / columns per page means you don’t have much space to write.
The structure of this planner is a bit scattered. After the rolling quarters it jumps to a daily rituals page then ideal week.
After that it goes straight into the daily planning pages.
Each page has 2 pages to plan each day – including Saturday and Sunday.
The checkboxes for morning ritual refer back to those pages at the start of the planner where you listed out your routine tasks. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t use the ritual pages. Routine things like clean teeth etc. are just auto-pilot tasks…
Each day has a schedule from 6am to 8pm – there are 2 lines per hour if you want to break your day down into 30 minute timeslots.
Very rarely do planners include a weekly pre-planning page!
After the daily spreads is a 4 page weekly preview.
First step: reflection
Next, prioritise what you’re going to work on and work out your schedule
Finish off the pre-plan by planning your weekend.
After the weekly preview, the daily spreads start again, then another weekly preview etc.
There are no tabs but they do print the page types on the side of the page. There is also 2 ribbon bookmarks.
After the daily and weekly spreads is a 4 page quarterly preview
At the very back of the planner is an index. Every page in the planner has a page number so if you have an idea and jot it down on a daily or weekly, or write down a recipe etc. you can reference it in the index at the back.
Pros of the Full Focus Planner
- Numbered pages
- 2 ribbon bookmarks (and they’re different colors)
- Paper is ivory, not yuckky yellow in most sewn bound notebooks
- No tabs, but the topic (e.g. weekly preview) is printed on the side of the page
- Pocket folder
- Lined and dot graph pages at the back
- Pages lay flat
- $5 flat rate shipping to USA
- Undated – start planning anytime
- 2 pages to plan each day
Cons of the Full Focus Planner
- Boring cover
- Only 1 page to breakdown each goal – would like to see more pages to plan each goal
- No monthly planning pages
- Expensive ($40 per quarter x 4 = $120 for an entire year)
- Expensive shipping outside of the USA
Would I use this planner?
No. I don’t use daily planners – I prefer to use weekly planners.
The main con of this planner (I think), is that there should be more monthly planning pages instead of just the calendar. I would’ve liked to see less goal pages with more space to plan each goal. I usually use a minimum of 4 pages to plan my goals – this planner only has 1 page per goal.
There did seem to be a bit of duplication e.g. quarterly planning broken down by days of each month, but then there’s also a monthly calendar with space to plan each day of the month.
The structure of the planner is a bit overwhelming. It switches from quarterly planning into ideal days, the months are separated from the days. I think this planner would work better as loose refill sheets where people can order them in the way that suits them, with the binding of their choice.
If you’re someone that likes a lot of structure in their days and a lot of space to write, this would be a good option. Especially if you have a separate whiteboard calendar or a family calendar that is separate to your planner.
I do think the planner is overpriced. $40 USD and it only lasts 1 quarter… I could buy an 12 month planner for the same price.
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