Journal Comparison - Helen Colebrook

Journal Comparison

Rhodia Goalbook

My favourite and most used notebook for bullet journaling. They come in a range of beautiful colours and as a lucky coincidence, the lilac cover matches with lots of my favourite stationery. The 224 dotted pages mean this journal lasts me a long time.

The best feature of these notebooks is the paper quality. The pages have a smooth coating and cope really well with all types of pens, with very minimal ghosting and no bleed through.

The undated calendar is also a really important feature for me. It allows me to plan in events and deadlines months in advance. Extra features I enjoy are the contents page, two bookmarks and numbered pages.

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Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal

The official bullet journal and definitely the “on trend” notebook for bullet journal enthusiasts. A substantial hardcover journal in a really attractive colour. Very helpful for anyone new to bullet journaling, due to the notes and guidance offered within the notebook. Works extremely well alongside the “The Bullet Journal Method” book by Ryder Carroll.

Having three bookmarks is a great feature, allowing you to keep track of your current day, current week and current month. This is really helpful as you progress further through the notebook, as you can quickly find the page you are looking for.

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Moleskine Bullet Notebook

Having just tried this notebook for the first time, I think it could become a new obsession. The hard cover and compact size mean that it will be great for taking around to meetings and any time I am on the go. The black cover gives it a more professional look than some of the other journals.

I was really impressed by the fold out key page at the back of the notebook. This will be really helpful for me when I’m looking to quickly create and identify tasks. The pages were surprisingly thick with great paper quality.

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Clairefontaine

Another favourite notebook of mine. It’s a non-fussy, functional journal. The numbered pages enable me to quickly reference my notes in the contents page. The paper quality is fantastic, as you would expect from Clairefontaine.

I enjoy using this notebook for all projects that need lots of rough planning before committing the tasks to my bullet journal. It’s great for recording notes, sketching out diagrams and letting my mind wonder.

I use this alongside my bullet journal, so that my Goalbook doesn’t become cluttered with my initial planning ideas, notes from telephone calls and meetings. This system works really well for me as only confirmed and well thought out tasks will make it into my bullet journal.

8 May 2019

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