After seeing the daily plan bar method on the Bullet Journal website, I liked the idea and wanted to try it out, but of course I used rainbow colors instead of just black!
Setting up the page
I wanted to try this layout out but don’t tend to do hourly planning. Since there was a lot of stuff to get done the day before the Brisbne planner markets, I decided to try it out!
I opted to make the spread rainbow colors (of course) and use a different color for each hour.
I used the leftover space for a checklist with tasks from my printable craft show planner.
I don’t normally used grid paper for planning but didn’t mind it this week as it kept the hourly boxes the same size so the spread looked quite neat. I really recommend using grid paper for this as it’ll make it much easier to spit your bar up into time increments without having to measurement anything.
I considered using some sort of code but opted not to over-complicate things and just did a simple colored in scribble when the task was completed.
The pens I used for this week’s spread were the Staedtler ball 432 M (ballpoint pens).
They’re a cheap ballpoint pens that write nicely and have pretty colors!
I used one of my (many!) Plum Paper notebooks. I had extra grid pages added to the notebook.
Pros of the Daily Plan Bar
- See exactly what needs to happen when
- Easy to set up
Cons of the Daily Plan Bar
- I’m a perfectionist and it does take time to rule up the page
- The daily plan bar could get messy if you don’t have graph paper or spend a long time measuring things out
- Can easily see which ones weren’t completed i.e. packing the dishwasher and if a task over-ran you could color it in in that same color
Would I use this planner again?
I did like the daily plan bar for daily planning but I wouldn’t use it every week as I much prefer to use weekly planners.
I like the visual of having the planning time bar rather than just allocating tasks to a time – it makes planning more accurate as you think more about how long each task will take
If you’re interested, here’s a couple of pictures from the Brisbane Planner markets!
Some of the products from my sister’s shop (Carefully Crafted)
Catch up on past week’s of the challenge:
- Week 10: Minimalist 1 page planning using washi tape
- Week 18: Making a DIY printable planner with a flexible layout
- Week 33: Colorful Bullet Journal Inspired Weekly Spread
- Why I don’t use ring bound planners (and what I use instead)
- How to keep track of blog post ideas using sticky notes and a notebook
- 6 Useful ways to efficiently plan your week using highlighters
- 50 Tips for writing a better to do list that will make you more productive
- Daily versus weekly planners: which is right for you?
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