If you’re repeating your New Year's resolutions for the umpteenth time, try this: jot it down in a planner and keep track of your habits and plans with detailed to-do lists so you can take practical steps in completing them. In the new decade, make yourself a priority and set aside time to find meaning and inspiration for both work and play by actively scheduling it in. Here are seven customisable planners to get you started on your best year yet.
Summorie’s newest hardback planner — designed by Bangkok-based visual artist Jirayu Koo — features quirky and colourful designs to inspire creativity and induce happiness. Each planner comes with a rear pocket, two bookmark ribbons, a limited edition drawer box and complimentary stickers. The best part? The book opens completely flat to ensure every inch of the page is fully utilised. Make it truly yours by personalising your name on the cover in addition to other customisable options. (RM115.99, summorie.co)
The Mossery x @Heikala planner comes with two formats: weekly horizontal and weekly vertical. The former is suitable for task-oriented users who plan in a project-based structure. Those who journal daily will also appreciate the ample space for doodles and thoughts. The latter is suitable for time-oriented users who organise plans in a linear view. This format provides a clear overview of schedules, notes and to-dos to ensure you don’t miss a thing. (RM117.67, mossery.co)
Made from 100% genuine vegetable tanned leather, these planners by Ana Tomy age beautifully with use and time. Each planner is divided into three or four fully customisable sections with a total of 180 pages. Explore and select different paper formats, from calendars and planners to habit trackers and recipe journals, based on your preferences and needs for each section. You can also add your name (up to 10 letters) for a more personalised touch. (RM468, ana-tomy.co)
Murakami fans, rejoice! If you have always aspired to write like the award-winning Japanese author, find inspiration between the pages as this yearly planner includes visual and textual references to some of his best works such as Norwegian Wood, Killing Commendatore and Wind/Pinball. Seasonal quotations and extracts from his books frame the pages, leaving never a dull moment when you pen down your resolutions. (RM72.90; malaysia.kinokuniya.com)
The daily planner gives you a full day per page to record appointments, events, and of course, intergalactic projects. Featuring an unbeatable starship on the cover in blue and red, with themed graphics that continue on the endpapers inside, the planner allows for a comfortable writing experience even without a surface. Bonus: There are Star Wars stickers and instructions to build your own origami single-pilot fighter on the paperbound B-side too. (RM112; lite.cziplee.com)
A good planner isn’t just a scheduler — it helps to organise your to-do list for maximum productivity. Perky Preen & Co’s comes in a monthly and weekly layout, displaying your schedules in a glance so you can plan ahead and prioritise. Having a financial tracker within the planner, which keeps tabs on your budget and expenses, means you’ll never have to keep receipts in your back pockets again. (RM99, perkypreen.com)
Travel apps are convenient to instantly capture and share everything you see and do. But there’s something more romantic about pulling out a journal when you need to take a moment to reflect on the road. Made in Japan, Traveler’s Company’s notebook comes with a memo section with grids that encourages drawing so you can doodle your favourite food, people or moments away. (RM100; stickerrificstore.com)