The author uses both her calendar app and planner to jot down notes, assignments and plans for the week. PHOTOGRAPH BY PAULINE SONGCO FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNE
Growing up, I remember being very happy whenever I’d be gifted with an old-school, floral-printed tiny diary with a lock — that I didn’t use at all.
My love for fancy notebooks extended into my teenage and young adult years when I realized how determined I was to finish collecting 18 stickers for a Starbucks planner and start another booklet just to get a different version of it. Unfortunately, I’ve been unsuccesful.
People often assume that Generation Z solely rely on technology on a daily basis. While true for some, a lot of us still prefer traditional writing on a planner or the calendar app on the phone.
It’s not about the medium, but about how you’ll be able to recall or organize your plans or activities.
In my case, I use both my planner and my calendar app because I find that my forgetful brain manages to recall plans I made prior to listing them down on both mediums.
The accessibility is also a plus — when you don’t have your planner near you, you turn to your calendar app, vice-versa.
Here are some planner recommendations for those without one:
Muji weekly planner — A no-nonsense planner for those who want a minimalistic design.
Belle De Jour planners — For those who value aesthetics. This brand has one of the most beautiful planners in the market.
Filed! 2021 Scribble Journal — This adds more pizzazz to the normal ones. It consists of monthly mantras, mental health mindfulness pack, self check-in and wellness summaries.
Where to Next The In-Betweens Planner — This elegant planner has special features like a checklist of travel locations in the country, stories from local artists and bucket lists.
Oppa Planner 2021 — This should motivate you to write down and organize your plans.
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