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10 Best Planners That’ll Help You Get the New Year off to a Great Start

Elaine Selna
Intelligent Change
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With the new year on the horizon, many of us are starting to think about our goals for the months ahead. A planner can help you get organized, stay productive, and hopefully cross all—or at least a few—resolutions off your list. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best planners for you to try in 2022, from bullet journals to financial planners, so that come January 1, you're ready to go.

1. Passion Planner; $30

Passion Planner

The Passion Planner is for creative people who also like to keep things as streamlined as possible. Designed to help folks achieve their milestones in real time, this undated planner is open-ended—like some projects tend to be—but includes time blocks from 6 a.m. through 11 p.m., so it's still easy to stay on top of that to-do list. For specific goals you have in mind, use the journal’s Passion RoadMap to set your course. As a bonus, each purchase prompts the brand to donate a Passion Planner to someone in need through a special program.

Buy it: The Grommet

2. LEUCHTTURM1917 Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook; $22

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LEUCHTTURM1917’s dotted notebook is one of the most popular ones out there for people who like to bullet journal. With over 25,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, this 251-page journal could be a great way to keep your plans in check. It features acid-free paper that will prevent ink from bleeding through and comes with two bookmarks, an inside pocket, and eight perforated pages that you can easily rip out.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Panda Planner Pro; $25

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For detail-oriented users who like structure, the Panda Planner Pro provides optimal space to organize most aspects of everyday life. With daily, weekly, and monthly planning pages, this journal combines to-do lists with mindful reflection so you can take a moment to contemplate your day and accomplish all that you need to get done to achieve work and life balance.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Moleskine Voyageur Notebook; From $18

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For those who want to go on more adventures in 2022, a travel planner is an excellent accessory to have before hitting the road. The Moleskine Voyageur notebook is built for pre-trip planning but offers space for you to take plenty of notes while you're out exploring, too. Inside the journal, you’ll find budgeting pages, detachable packing and to-do lists, and daily planning pages. The notebook also includes stickers, three ribbon bookmarkers, and an inner pocket that expands to hold ticket stubs, brochures, and more.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Constellation Weekly Desk Planner; $23

Papier

Sometimes it’s easier to conquer the day by looking at the whole week ahead. This customizable weekly desk planner is undated, so you can pick it up and use it whenever you like. Even if you forget to fill the planner in for a couple of weeks, you can hop in and pick up where you left off. Each week is laid out by day, with plenty of space under each one so you can mark what you intend to get done. There's a “to-do” section on the side, so you can keep big-picture tasks in mind as you go about your business.

Buy it: Papier

6. The Five Minute Journal; $34

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If you want to get into daily journaling but have struggled in the past to find the time, the Five Minute Journal might be the way to go. This notebook is broken up into two sections—covering morning and nightly routines, respectively—and aims to help you feel happier in just five minutes by way of daily prompts, gratitude lists, affirmations, and more. All of this is structured in a way to help you practice more mindfulness along the way. Another perk to this journal is that it’s made from 100 percent recycled paper and has a natural fabric cover.

Buy it: Amazon

7. NewMe Fitness Journal, Pack of Two; $22

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Better health and fitness can be a driving force in the new year, but many people struggle to stay on top of their goals as the months go by. This set of fitness journals can help you pick up the pace if—or when—your motivation starts to lag. It was created by military fitness professionals and nutritionists, and offers a place for you to track your workouts and see your progress over time.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Therapy Notebooks The Anti-Anxiety Notebook; $38

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Therapy Notebooks created the Anti-Anxiety Notebook with professional therapists and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help users lower their stress and anxiety levels. In addition to entry pages, you’ll find over 100 tips, tricks, notes, and exercises from therapists inside the notebook. You can also get 10 percent off your first order by using the code WELCOME at checkout.

Buy it: Standard Dose

9. Clever Fox Budget Planner; $22

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If getting your finances in order is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to pick up this budget planner from Clever Fox. It's structured to help you set monetary goals and stick to them throughout the year, with monthly budget and expense tracking pages to help along the way. This pad, which lasts a year, comes with 86 stickers to make the experience a bit of fun.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Pocket Planner (14-Months); $11

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For those who don’t want to carry around a standard notebook-sized planner, this pocket one is ideal. Though this water-resistant planner is only 3.5-by-6 inches, it’s packed with 14 months worth of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning pages.

Buy it: Amazon

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