The Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change is a journal aimed at boosting your productivity.
It focuses on single-tasking rather than multi-tasking and doing the most important task of the day first. It also uses The Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is working on a task for 25 minutes without distraction or procrastination and then taking a 5 minute break.
Here are some images of the Productivity Planner:
The Productivity Planner cover.
Weekly Task Planning.
Like any productivity journal the Productivity Planner has Pros and Cons. Here they are:
- Its design is smart and business-like.
- It’s compact and light to carry.
- It’s dateless, meaning you can start using it at any time.
- It prioritises tasks into: Most Important, Secondary and Additional.
- It has Weekly Planning/Review sections.
- It has a place for Notes on each day and a full Weekly Notes page.
- Every daily page has an Inspirational Quote and a Productivity Score (1-10).
- It has circles next to tasks to measure time. You set a Target and then record the Actual, helping you to allocate a more realistic amount of time for tasks.
- It has a bookmark ribbon and an elasticated closure.
- It is really designed for business use. It only has a 5 day week.
- There’s no Done boxes to tick tasks off on the daily pages.
- The planner only has 6 months worth of pages in it. Meaning you would need to buy two for 1 year.
- It is expensive for a journal, being priced at £20+.
- There’s no short term, medium term or long term goal setting pages.
- There’s no monthly or yearly view pages.
- It is black and white throughout.
- There isn’t anywhere to record rewards for completing tasks. I find rewards really motivating.
- There’s no way to organise tasks into groups, e.g. Personal, Business, Health, Family/Friends, etc.
The Productivity Planner is available to buy on Amazon.
In my next Productivity Journal Review I will be reviewing the far superior Inspire Now Journal by Inspire Now Daily, which I absolutely love.