The Happy Planner have just about every type of planner available except a day to a page planner. While they’re not quite there yet, the Wellness journal is partway there. This planner is part day to a page planner, part weekly planner, part bullet journal and part journal.
- Size: 7″ wide x 9.25″ high
- Reversible laminated cover (i.e. different patterns printed on each side)
- 4 section dividers / tabs
- Undated – start planning anytime
- Lasts 4 months
- Disc binding – add and remove pages as often as you please
- 2 page weekly overview
- Daily journaling (1 page per day)
- Dot grid pages
- Colorful inside pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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MAMBI’s usual laminated cardstock cover.
Approx 0.5″ thick
The discs have plenty of space if you want to add more daily spreads or add some functional weekly and turn this into a planner and journal.
I much prefer the stripe inside cover to the flowers which don’t really match anything else in the planner.
The planner lasts 4 months. There is no monthly calendar, instead the planner goes straight into a 2 page weekly overview.
The weekly overview is not like a traditional planner – there are no days of the week. Instead, there are self-care / mental health questions.
On the right page of the spread is open ended dot grid pages where you could rule up a weekly spread. However there are 3 mini habit trackers printed onto the page. It would’ve been better if they included a 4th instead of the big gaps between each habit tracker, or just removed these all together.
After the weekly overview, there is 1 page for each day.
It’s definitely more journal than traditional daily planner format. It has different questions and then a space down the bottom of ‘today’s small victories’. You could convert this into to do list space if you wanted to use it like a traditional planner.
There are 4 weeks worth of weekly & daily pages behind each tab / divider.
There’s a different color and different set of questions for each day of the week.
At the end of the daily spreads is 1 dot grid page before the 2 page weekly spread start again.
There are different cardstock dividers for each of the 4 sections. The design is printed single sided with the first page of the weekly spread printed directly onto the back.
The tabs are undated so you could label them with whatever month you’re using it for – you’d probably need a label maker like the DYMO or some of the MAMBI month stickers as the tabs are laminated i.e. pen ink will wipe off easily.
Love this rainbow dot grid paper and wish MAMBI had an entire refill pack with just this paper.
I didn’t end up keeping this planner but have done pen testing in other Happy Planners I own. Here are the results of that pen test
The paper is thick and holds up well with no ghosting for most pens and very minimal ghosting for marker pens:
Pros of the Planner
- Space to add your own pages on the discs
- Nice colors used throughout the planner
- Undated – start using anytime
Cons of the Planner
- No traditional daily or weekly planning pages
- The format of the habit trackers on the weekly don’t maximise the space
- Only lasts 4 months – expensive if you were to use for an entire year
- More of a companion journal that you’d use with a planner
- No monthly calendars
Would I Use this planner?
No. I don’t use my planner for journaling – I use it for to do lists, keeping track of appointments e.g. (functional planning).
If you’re looking for a daily journal / reflection there aren’t too many available on the market yet – and none that are as colorful as this one!
I think this planner would be better if it had less daily journal questions and more open-ended notes space so you could use it like a traditional daily planner. The planner only lasts 4 months (1 quarter) so if you used it for an entire year it’ll get expensive. I think this is more of a ‘fad’ product that you’d get bored of using after a while.
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