Hobonichi Planner 2014: Update

As my Hobonichi Planner 2014 post has been one of my most popular posts to date, and we are now, well, THIS much through the year

I thought it was time for an update.

Now, I would absolutely love to be decorating my Hobonichi as brilliantly as these guys, but I just don’t have time (I wish I’d had one when I was a student!). So instead, I mainly use it as a normal appointment diary, but I only use pencil:

And then if and when I have time I go back and write up my day properly, like this:

But that’s about as arty as I gets I’m afraid.

I also just wanted to highlight a few of my favourite features:

Dot grid paper in the notes section (which I’d actually  forgotten about until today)


Drinking Tea around the World pages. Love this, and there’s also a Sushi guide and “How to Use Chopsticks” guide.

And then there’s the quotes that are on every double page.

Some are just good advice/pearls of wisdom

Some are more specific to diaries/journals

In case you can’t read this, it says: The trick to a daily diary is to “record, don’t recall”. You’ll forget things that you wanted to remember, so take notes and organise them later. Wise words indeed!

And some, are just… well… RANDOM (!)

So, in short, I love it, and am getting on really well with it. The only one thing I’d like is a bookmark ribbon that you usually get with a diary. But I understand that this comes with the covers you’re meant to put on your Hobonichi (I didn’t want one because they were a bit bulky for my handbag and I prefer the simplicity of the book alone).

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