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Planner vs. Bullet Journal


Hello everyone, today’s video will be all about the differences between a planner and the bullet journal and whether you should be using one or the other. Before I say anything else don’t forget to turn on notifications for this channel by clicking the Bell button Many people have been saying they haven’t gotten notifications for my recent videos So this is the way to fix that. Although, I’ve created tons of content for this channel about planning I never entirely cover the subject of the differences between using a planner or a bullet journal. Since the bullet journal has been growing popular over the past few months, Tons of people are thinking of switching and end up approaching me with their questions. On the main differences between the two;,I wanted to summarize what I think are the most important things to consider when making the change and how both planning methods can have entirely different goals. The first thing you need to consider is price point. A paper planner will mostly be more expensive than a bullet journal. Since you can use a bullet journal with any cheap notebook. Although some planners retail for the same price the planner community mostly revolves around the Erin Condren or the Filofax planners Which can cost from 50 to 100 dollars So if money is an issue consider either switching to a bullet journal or buying an inexpensive planner from cheaper brands The second thing is outer aesthetic the planner community now revolves around customizable planners with interchangeable covers different color schemes and so on a Spiral-bound or ring bound planner has endless customization options as you can switch pages dashboards and other insert around Besides that many planner companies such as Erin Condren plum paper planners and personalplanner.com have customization options that allow you to build your planner according to your needs A Bullet journal usually has a very minimal look as it consists only on a blank notebook. If you are looking for an organization system where you can switch things around a bullet journal will probably not be the best option for you closely tied to this last point you have to consider inner aesthetic and layout options. A planner predefines layouts for you. Be it vertical, horizontal or timely layouts with monthly yearly and weekly overviews You are stuck to what the company offers you. A bullet journal is entirely customizable So you are never stuck to one layout you can create things like lists or reviews project planners, trackers and so on If you think that the planner community doesn’t have the type of layout you’re looking for perhaps It would be wise to switch to a bullet journal Other things you need to consider are time and dedication a classic planner offers you all the spreads you need to plan your days just by filling in the details a bullet journal on the other hand is a Commitment as you have to create your own spreads and designs when you are setting it up This means that a bullet journal is not the ideal tool for someone that is constantly on the go and has no time to spend preparing their notebook for planning as Creative as it looks if you can’t incorporate it into your lifestyle There is no use in even trying it is also important to think about your own Relationship with planning if you’re a consistent person that plans daily and always has a regular workload The consistency of a classic planner might appeal to you as it will fill your organization needs. On the other hand if you are someone with an irregular workload Buying a classic planner will probably end up with you skipping entire pages of planning only to fill it to the brim in busier weeks Since the bullet journal is an empty notebook You can use it according to your organization and productivity needs Without feeling the obligation to write in it just because there’s a page waiting to be filled in Also, remember to consider whether you are someone who feels comfortable with mistakes or not. Planners like the Filofax and even like the Erin Condren which is ring bound Allow you to rip off and add pages if there is a mistake or if you’re not feeling a hundred percent Satisfied with your spread and notebook does not offer that Flexibility and when you make a mistake you’re either stuck with it until you finish the notebook Or you need to find a way to cover it up either way it will not look neat and if you are a perfectionist, there’s a high chance you’ll want to switch journals whenever you are not satisfied with how yours look so These are the things you need to take into consideration when deciding between a planner and a bullet journal I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video, and I will see you next week. Bye!

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