I’ve been Happy-Planning for 3 months now, so I thought I’d let you know how I’m finding it, what I like, don’t like, etcetera!


I’m busy doing blog stuff and filming/editing for youtube every day, so I needed lots of space to record my ‘to do’ list each day. The Happy Planner is huge and has tonnes of room to write whatever I want each day, so that’s been great. It’s bigger than an A5 (which is what my Bullet Journal was) which I think is best for me, as I was struggling to fit everything in my bullet journal weekly spread. I do like having the week in one spread rather than daily pages as I need to see what I’m doing easily, without flipping through pages!


The dashboard system in the Happy Planner is cute. I like the different sections, but I don’t really use the ‘currently…’ section very often. It’s nice having a divider between the months. The monthly spread page is useful to me as well – and would be even more useful to those who have lots of appointments, meetings, etc. I use mine for an instagram schedule!


Despite the positives, there are some negative bits about the planner. I find the pages fall out quite easy from the discs, especially if I’m opening and closing the planner a lot. I also broke one of the discs when I sat on it by accident (and I’m not that heavy) so that’s been a bit annoying when turning pages.

I also feel like I need a planner that has an hourly planning space each day. I think it would make me more productive and things would be neater! I struggle with time management and always end up doing things at the last minute, so a proper time schedule would be beneficial. I’d like a Passion Planner – if anyone knows any UK or EU stockists, let me know!

I’m using my planner every day and using it for its purpose – which is good, obviously! – but I do think I’ll be needing an hourly planner at some point in the near future. Unfortunately I can’t afford the pretty stickers anymore so I am less happy with my planning, but I do recommend the Happy Planner as a fairly inexpensive quality planner.

What do you think of the Happy Planner? Do you have any planner suggestions (that are available in the UK, so no EC or Passion Planners)?



  1. If you’re looking for a planner with hourly space I know a few people who swear by the Hobonichi planner. It has a yearly overview, monthly calendar pages, a week-at-a-glance page and each daily is divided into hours. Sarena at Studyign uses one. She has a youtube channel and a IG account. Shes on tumblr too.