It’s almost 2023, and no, we’re still not over printed planners. Digital may be taking over the world, but analogue agendas continue to have their charm: They push us to be more creative and less dependent on our gadgets, not to mention, they minimise our screen time, too! So, if you’re a pen-and-paper type of person like us, it’s about time you pick out the 2023 planner for you.
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The best 2023 planners you can buy online
1. Para Sa Sarili Naman Ngayong Taon – Life Book by Linya-Linya
That’s right: Our favourite Pinoy store now has a 2023 planner. Linya-Linya sticks to its expressive branding with Para Sa Sarili Naman Ngayong Taon, a dateless planner launched to advocate self-love. It has monthly and weekly spreads, as well as pages for building habits, tracking finances, and setting goals. In true Linya-Linya fashion, the planner also includes witty manifestos and poems.
2. The Good Intentions Journal 2023 by Milk Press
Price: Starts at ₱950
Where to buy: Milk Press Official Website
We’ve loved the Good Intentions Journal by Milk Press since it launched its first edition in 2021. Its 2023 planner maintains its sleek and charming look, with spreads for daily to-do lists, weekly and monthly planning, and goal-setting.
Not only is the Good Intentions Journal pretty on the outside — illustrations and inspiring quotes fill the inside pages, too. Finally, its hardbound cover comes in three colourways (taupe, green, and pink). And if you want it personalised, you can have your name stamped in gold foil on the cover, too.
3. WTN Planner 2023: Embracing Detours
If we had to name just one planner that would serve as a staple for travellers, we’d pick Where To Next. The brand has paid homage to the lifestyle of traversing the world — even amid the pandemic, WTN reminded us to keep exploring the communities we belong to. As such, we look forward to its 2023 planner with the theme Embracing Detours.
Its dateless weekly and monthly spreads are divided by monthly check-ins (peaks and valleys), a budget planner and a mood tracker, bucket lists, maps of the Philippines and the world, and stories of travellers. And, proving its love for the community, WTN allocates a portion of their proceeds to fund livelihood and reforestation projects of Aeta communities in Yangil & Botolan, Zambales.
4. Daily Planner + Life & Goal Planner by Selfmade Sunday
Where to buy: Frankie General Store Official Website
The Life & Goal Planner by Selfmade Sunday inspires productivity and personal progress with pages that encourage introspection. It has spreads for self-discovery (life milestones, core values, passion and purpose), life wheel coaching, life goal planning, yearly and monthly goal setting, habit and routine building, and daily to-do lists. Inspirational quotes and gratitude pages also fill this planner, so you remember to reflect on your life.
While the Life & Goal Planner is all about loving yourself, it reminds us to go beyond ourselves, too, starting with sharing a portion of its proceeds go to the International Justice Mission (IJM), which funds rescue operations saving cyber-trafficked girls in the Philippines.
5. The Lula Planner
Paying bills, filing taxes, booking a doctor’s appointment… adulthood is hard enough, so we appreciate a 2023 planner that makes it a little less daunting. The Lula Planner by The Lula Club is all about celebrating life, whatever that looks like for you. With a vegan leather cover, artistic breakers, and cute sticker sheets, this groovy planner will keep you inspired to live sunnier days.
For more information, visit The Lula Club’s Instagram page.
6. Dahan-Dahan Planner
Where to buy: Works of Heart Official Website
Coming out of the strict lockdown was hectic for a lot of us. Are you called to slow down? If so, use Dahan-dahan, a 2023 planner that encourages mindfulness. It has pages for mental health goals, a self-care list, a mood tracker, and a habit tracker. It also has undated monthly spreads with illustrations, as well as weekly spreads with journaling prompts.
To top it all off, Dahan-dahan also comes with 12 postcards with mindful activity templates. Proceeds go to the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.’s Focused Reintegration of Ex-Detainees program.
For more information, visit Dahan-dahan Planner’s Instagram page.
7. Design Your Life 2023 Planner
No one can doubt C&S Designs’ prowess in creating planners. Year after year, the brand churns out some of the most practical agendas with stunning covers. Its Design Your Life 2023 Planner (DYL) comes in interchangeable and reusable covers, so you can switch up its look whenever you want to. It also has monthly reflection pages, weekly calendars and monthly overviews, grid note pages, and 20 productivity tools.
The DYL Planner is sectioned into four: lifestyle, organisation, social/relationship, and finance. Each section has effective tools for productivity (e.g. wellness check-ins, travel planners, password keepers, gift lists, cash flow trackers), encouraging holistic growth for its users.
8. Back to Basics 2023 Planner
Another planner from C&S Designs, the Back to Basics 2023 Planner banks on simplicity and effortlessness. While it dons the same features as the DYL Planner, this version has a cleaner layout for those who prefer minimalist designs. Instead of boxed layouts and diversified themes, Back to Basics maintains vertical layouts and a consistent design, with varying colour palettes per month.
9. Agenda Neue
Where to buy: Frankie General Store Official Website
Can there possibly be a planner as streamlined as the Agenda Neue? This 2023 planner boasts of having only the bare necessities: undated monthly, weekly, and yearly spreads, vision and goal trackers, a gratitude page, a project timeline page, and a smyth-sewn spine. So if you’re a fan of the minimalist look, this is definitely the planner for you.
10. Kaya: For the Overwhelmed Planner
Kaya pa ba? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the Kaya Journal may help you overcome your battles. This small local brand advocates purpose and productivity, believing that we can live better lives when we deliberately live with meaning. As such, the planner has habit and financial trackers, monthly and weekly planners, daily to-do lists, and journal prompts and pages.
For more information, visit Kaya Journal’s Instagram page.
Also read: Mental Health Resources in the Philippines
Ready for 2023? Here’s to an exciting, productive, and purposeful year ahead!
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