I’ve been rocking a bullet journal in Rhodia and Leuchtturm notebooks for many years. After seeing the Hobonichi Techo Cousin on YouTube and Instagram I decided to give a dated planner a try in 2024. I’m pretty excited, I haven’t used a dated planner since I was in high school!
Because my goal for 2024 is to keep a reflective journaling habit, that will be the main purpose of the book. I’ve looked through all the spreads and come up with a plan on how I intend to use them all.
I feel like this vertical monthly spread is begging to be a habit tracker, so I'll write my habits along the top and check them off down the days of the month.
I am thinking I will use this spread as an "index" for the daily pages. So you can get the whole month at a glance and see the stand-out things that I journaled about.
I'm going to use this vertical weekly layout as a basic time tracker. Just mark down what I did when I did it.
Finally, the daily pages is where I will do all the things I used to do in my bullet journal, like rolling monthly, weekly, and daily todo lists, but also make sure to include a journal entry at the end of each day.
To get this planner to Australia from Japan was crazy expensive!! But I’m hoping it will be a worthwhile yearly purchase much like our wall calendar. The book itself is lovely. The paper is super thin and smooth and partially see-through, kind of like the paper in a bible. A very different vibe to my Rhodia books paper, but I like it.
I plan to give an update after a few months with the Cousin.