When I came across the Lucky Life Tools Planner it quickly went near the top of the list of my favorite goal setting planners. Very functional and well thought out pages, lined writing space and one of the most comprehensive collections of goal setting / life planning pages I’ve seen in a planner.
- Size: approx 7.5″ wide x 9.25″ high
- Wire binding
- Dates at a glance
- Neutral inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 1 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Plenty of extra pages including: quarterly check in, monthly planning, goals and life tools section
Let’s take a closer look!
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While the cover is pink / feminine, the rest of the planner is classic shades of black and grey so you can add as much color as you like! There’s also a black cover version.
Approx 2cm thick
The planner starts with some preliminary planning & goal setting overview pages including:
- Dates at a glance (for current year, last year and next year)
- Life map (personal goals & growth areas)
- Long term goals
- Prioritiser for your goals / projects
- Goal planning pages (break them down into steps)
- 6 month planner (on 2 pages)
At the start of the planner are goal planning pages for small goals…
…And more detailed pages for bigger goals.
This is one of my favorite pages in the planner – especially love the second page. Most planners don’t include space for detailed goal breakdowns and this one has lined writing space <3
One of my favorite monthly planning page layouts of all the planners I’ve reviewed!
The timeline would be ideal for tracking 2 big projects or 1 project and appointments / general life. There’s also a top 3 and blank lists for you to use however you want.
The start date is consistent between the monthly calendar and weekly spread (both start on Monday) and there’s lined writing space.
One con: the calendar switches to 6 rows per month i.e. shrinks the first and last row. At least they didn’t squeeze 2 days into 1 box, but it seems odd that you’d keep the days of the previous month… when you would’ve planned those days in the previous month’s calendar (i.e. including them here is dead space):
This would have to be my favorite vertical hourly scheduling weekly planner layout. Yes it’s vertical + hourly (which, if you’re a regular reader, will know I normally avoid), however it’s very functional. The times are printed in small font and go to 11pm (perfect for night owl’s like myself). The shaded box at the top of each day would be ideal for priorities, meal planning etc. plus there’s more sections underneath the schedule. So many different ways to cluster your daily plans.
And best of all, almost everything in this planner has lined writing space.
This planner has lots of open-ended space you can use however you like including a blank list in the sidebar of the weekly spread.
Life Planning pages
There are tons of life planning / self review / reflection pages behind the life tools tab. Here are photos of a few (full details in the video at the top of this post).
- Self inventory
- Life satisfaction
- Decision maker
- Belief changer
- Habit builder / breaker
- Creativity booster
- Mood booster
- Internal resources
- Want lists
- Reflection lists
- Track lists
- Things I love
The planner keeps the life sections consistent from the starting pages all the way through the weekly and monthly spreads to the back of the planner in the annual review section. Family, community, work, money etc.
This planner has one of the most comprehensive goal setting / planning pages of the 80 + planners I’ve reviewed!
The usual lined pages
And some list pages too!
And some graph paper ideal for habit tracking, year in pixels, savings graphs etc.
1 tab for each month and another tab for all of the extra life / goals pages.
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip, marker tip pens, highlighters and stamps.
Overall I was impressed. There was very light ghosting from the marker pens, MAMBI stamps and my cheap purple highlighter but otherwise no ghosting or bleed through (even the marker pens!)
Pros of the Planner
- Minimalist color scheme
- Long schedule – starts 6am and ends at 11pm
- Lined writing space throughout (monthly + weekly + extra pages)
- Plenty of goal setting pages
- Sturdy hardcover
- Ample extra pages that most planners don’t include (which are detailed and have plenty of space to write on too)
- Annual review
- Quarterly goals check in
- Consistent month and week start date
- Paper feels thick, smooth and nice to write on (and doesn’t bleed through)
Cons of the Planner
- 1 Page monthly calendar – will likely be squished for space
- No cover personalisation
Would I use this planner?
Yes. As you can probably tell from the pros and cons list above, I’m a big fan of this planner. I don’t normally like vertical scheduling planners however the lined writing space, monthly planning page and all of the goal setting extra pages have persuaded me to give this planner a try! If this company every produces a horizontal planner, I’m definitely buying it.
Update: See how I trialled the planner in this post!
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