With 2022 right around the corner, we have already started making our list of new year resolutions that we are definitely going to follow through this year.👀 One of them is to be more organised and start using planners. If you are planning to start using planners too but don’t know which one to choose, you've come to the right spot! With a plethora of planners out there, finding the right one can be difficult sometimes. That's why we’ve created this blog- to help you choose the right planner for yourself!
So, daily planner or weekly planner: which is the best? To answer in one word, both. Both the daily and weekly planners assist you in organising your life but picking the wrong one can be problematic. You might think that a daily planner is better, but you wind up with an empty one because you feel like making appointments or setting reminders is more convenient on your desktop planner or your device. Or you pick a random weekly planner up, but it can’t fit your busy schedule up in limited space.
We would love to help you organise your life! In this blog, we will compare the pros and cons of the two so that you can choose the best one for yourself!
Pros of Weekly Planners
- Weekly Overview: The primary goal of a weekly planner is to keep track of what's going on during the week. They give you a bird’s eye view of your week.
Weight and Size: Weekly calendars are often smaller and lighter than daily planners. This makes them easier to be carried on-the-go.
Cons of Weekly Planners
- Limited Space: While being able to see the entire week at a glance is an advantage, the limited space that the planners offer is an obstacle for when you want to write to-do lists, tasks, etc.
- Scheduled Times: Weekly planners typically include a two-page spread with limited room for every single day of the week. Additionally, they don't have any extra area for planning meals and budgets, keeping track of water intake, etc.
Pros of a Daily Planner
- Space: Daily planners contain enough space to fit your entire daily routine, daily agenda, to-do list, notes, and whatever else you want to scribble or doodle. The size of a daily planner is usually larger than that of a weekly calendar which means that they have a lot of writing space.
- Non-dated: The majority of daily planners have no fixed dates printed, allowing you to select when you need a new page. It's practical since you don't have to wait until January 1st to begin organising your life or skip the weekends when “do nothing” is at the top of your to-do list.
Cons of Daily Planners
- Size: Daily planners tend to be larger and bulkier, which might make carrying them around a challenge.
- Structure: Daily planners are eminently structured, which can seem a little daunting sometimes. Daily planners are more of a barrier if you don’t want to get into details about your day.
So, which one should you go for?
Choose a Weekly Planner if:
- you need an overview of your entire week, major meetings and appointments;
- you prefer to note down only the most important details;
- you handle work that spans over several days.
Choose a Daily Planner if:
- you need enough room to write your daily schedule in detail and time block;
- you need extra space to write your to-do list, track your habits, etc.;
While looking at the pros and cons of each kind of planner and finally choosing one, you should be mindful of your pace, routine, and demands. Happy organising! :)