This is how I use my Hobonichi Cousin 2015 planner: I began the year with an awesome planner set-up in one of my faux Midori Traveler’s Notebooks. I had a bullet journal, art journal and info book. I was determined to use my Hobonichi mostly as a journal. But, around the middle of the month, I really started to miss using my Hobonichi for EVERYTHING! So, I switched back and I am so glad that I did. Now, all of my planning and daily note taking is in my Hobonichi. I am hoping that it will last the entire year without becoming too bulky.
Am I still using my Midori? Yes…… I am. I now have my art journal and doodle book in there. I also plan to add a “project” book, which will have pictures of all the things I want to make along with project notes. I have added some “chunky” fauxdoris to my store inventory. There is a listing in my stationary shop… or they can be bought through my Etsy shop.
Hobonichi Cousin as a Daily Planner:
This is how I am currently using each section:
- Vertical Month: This is my index section for important information recorded on the daily sheets.
- Month on Two Pages: This is where I record all of my appointments, meetings, birthdays and any other special events that occur for the day. I have also started to keep a blog editorial calendar.
- Weekly Pages: This is where I plan out each week, after referring to my monthly calendar. I record what I do each day and keep todo’s for the day at the top. I also have a habit tracker for the week on the left hand notes section.
- Daily Pages: This is where I keep notes for everything that happens throughout the day. I keep a running list of events and notes on whatever project I am working on for that day. I have no rules for what can go on these pages. I will jot down notes about EVERYTHING! If important information is documented, I will add that to my vertical month index at the beginning of the planner.
See my planner in action…. I explain how I am using the book in the video below. Make sure to visit my You Tube channel and subscribe so you get notified when I post new videos!
If you are interested in purchasing a Hobonichi planner, visit their online store HERE. All the planners come directly from their store in Japan. It is pretty easy to order now that they have the site translated to English. The payment is still processed in Japanese Yen. So, be sure to use your online currency converter to figure out the cost.
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