If you need lots of room to plan the week, the Zeito Productivity Planner is one you should consider! There are 4 pages to plan each week plus a 2 page monthly calendar.
- Size: 5.85″ wide x 8.5″ high
- Sewn binding
- 3 cover colors to choose from (light blue, dark blue or grey)
- Neutral inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Lasts 9 months
Let’s take a closer look!
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The usual hardcover that sewn notebooks have.
The color reminds me of denim but feels like textured fabric (hard to explain!)
Approx 0.75″ thick
Week starts on Monday which is consistent with the weekly spread.
The boxes are different to the usual 2 page monthly layout but there is a lot of dead space on the page.
As you can see, it’s undated so you can start planning anytime.
The grey shaded boxes are dot grid.
Very different to most planners is a pre-plan and weekly reflection spread. There also a small list (although I think it’s to narrow to be of much use)
The pre-plan questions:
- Weekly Goals
- Steps I will take this week to achieve my goals
- Quote of the week
The review questions are:
- What did I do to make this week great
- What did I do this week to develop the skills, habits and knowledge I desire
- What was the biggest lesson I learn this week
Starts on Monday (consistent with the monthly calendar).
Weekdays have an hourly (although you could make it half-hourly by writing on each line) column starting at 7am, ending at 6pm.
Saturday and Sunday have lined writing space only (no hourly schedule).
As is the case with sewn bound notebooks, there are no tabs. There are 3 ribbon bookmarks though.
Pros of the Zeito Productivity Planner
- Bright white paper (100GSM)
- 3 ribbon bookmarks
- 4 pages to plan the week (very uncommon in planners) including a pre-plan and weekly review
- Undated – start planning anytime
- Pocket folder
- Affordable $15 USD
- Gender neutral
- Monday start is consistent on monthly and weekly pages
Cons of the Zeito Productivity Planner
- Comes in only grey, light blue or navy blue covers
- The dot grid is diagonal and very close together, not the usual 5mm dot grid most notebooks have
- There’s nothing really productivity focused
- No monthly planning pages
- No monthly reflection
- No tabs
- Pages at the back for meditation? Notes pages would be more useful
- Weekly goals section is too small
Would I use this planner?
No, this planner may suit some but it’s not a good fit for me. I think the planner would be suited to a full-time student or someone juggling work and study (e.g. studying for their CPA).
- The diagonal dot grid arrangement instead of a square dot grid and the dots being far too close together is weird – it may as well be unlined.
- There’s not a lot that’s productivity focused about the planner, there’s no monthly planning (although there are those weird monthly meditation pages).
- The proportions for each section are not quite right. The monthly goals section is tiny, there’s no real space to keep a master list to break down what you’re going to do before scheduling it into the weekly.
- Definitely recommend erasable pens if you’re going to use this planner.
- It had the potential to be a good planner but it didn’t quite get there.
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