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Leuchtturm 1917 Weekly Planner and Notebook – Review

I got my hands on a Leuchtturm 1917 Weekly Planner and Notebook. After having looked at these for a while now and decided to grab. I thought I would use this rather then my bullet journal for the next 18 months. *fingers crossed*

With a minimal layout I can see how others have adapted it to suit their needs. It give you a great open space for just writing notes and to-do lists. I am excited to dig into this come July 1st. I may actually finish my first full bujo by then but we shall see.

Cover

I opted to go for the hardback cover on this 18 month planner. Mainly because I am quite rough on my planners and they get a lot of abuse. so we shall see how this holds up.

You may have also noticed that I have taken off one of the bookmarks. I rarely use bookmarks in my notebooks but I wanted to keep on in this one to keep track of my current week.

Year at a glance

This is a set of pages that I rarely use but you have here the whole year at a glance and not only the currently and following year. You also get the year after so if you are wanting to really plan ahead you can.

I have seen this page used a lot of different ways. Tracking periods, symptoms, moods or exercise but I personally don’t think I will use them. But you never know.

Monthly Overview

This is the closet thing that you will get to a monthly calendar in this planner. While not bad, I would much prefer a traditional monthly view as well. If you had both that would be even better in my opinion.

But this give you enough room to track and plan appointments and is not a bad future log because not only do you get the rest of 2019. You also get 2020 and 2021.

That’s 2 and a half years worth of forward planning that you can do. I think it is great they have added in the 2021 year because sometime you really need to look ahead!

International Holidays

Every planner seems to have this spread in it. This I can say for a fact I will not be using but, I can print out something else and paste it in here. I have a couple of long term collections that I reference all the time that I will be putting here.

Project Plan

You can by all means use this as a project planner. However, I will be using it as a habit tracker. There are a few key routines that have not become habits yet. I would like to get to the point were I do them without thinking about them.

Again you have the rest of 2019 and then all of 2020 and the first 6 months of 2021. Which makes sense if you are going to use it as a project planner that needs that extra time.

Weekly View

This is where we get into the meat of the planner. A week view on the left and a open ruled page on the right. I am looking forward to getting stuck into this as I love to write lists. That note page is just going to become a ongoing list for the week.

I have mocked up what my first week is going to look like in this planner and I really like where it is going.

So I have split the week into two and the note page in two. On the right hand side of the weekly page I am going to have day specific tasks and on the left any appointments.

On the note page I am just going to have a rapid log of thoughts and to-dos each day. I don’t know if this will be enough space or if I will need to have a extra note book. But, I will give it a go and see how I get on and then make an adjustment.

Note pages

In the back of the note book there are some blank pages and a guide for you to either take notes or free form any ideas or scribbles you have. I do wish they had put an extra signature of blank paper as this is going to run out quick with the notes I take at conferences.

Anniversaries and Address Book

I am not sure why this is in the back of the planner as I would much rather have extra note pages. But this is a place that you can out any birthdays or anniversaries and then keep to use with your next planner or notebook.

What I think I am going to use it for is reference for shops. Have the name and then any discount codes as well. I have seen people use this as a gratitude journal but I already do that in my bujo.

I still have a few kinks to work out in how I am going to use this and if I need a extra notebook to use along side it. But I am excited to see how using this planner and the bullet journal system to keep me on track.