[Planner Personality Series]

Welcome to the planner personalities series. In today’s post we are going to discuss a popular one, hope you enjoy – The Minimal


The minimal planner is very much fitting its name. It is found among the minimal, efficient people of this world. They want to get things done without fuss. Fuss takes time and attention away from efficiency. They feel calm when they see the minimal nature of their planner and that motivates them. Let’s take a look at the elements of ‘The Minimal’ planner:


The pages of this planner are certainly not filled to the brim. They prefer one simple statement piece on the page and don’t clutter up any of the rest of the page. They like that statement to stand out loud and clear. They very much subscribe to the motto ‘less is more’. They may not bother with doing different themes each month, they might be more likely to have a favourite style that they continue throughout their full notebook.


The pages of this planner are based around efficiency. They are not focused on an art style, but that is not to say that they don’t have any regard to aesthetic, they might. It simply means that they do not include decoration into that look, it would distract from the focus of the planner – to get the job done. Highlighting headers might be as far as it goes for art in this planner.


The pages of this planner will not be ‘foiled’ with colour. No. Colour is noise to the monochrome planner person. They prefer the quietness of a planner that has a look of sophistication and neutralness. The neutral look may be light or dark depending on preference, black being quite a popular choice. The important thing is seeing the beauty in the neutral.


The pages of this planner will feel open and spacious. They do not like the confinement of structured boxes all over the page. They like to see that they have room to move in their planner and let the pen flow if they so desire. There is a real ‘pen freedom’ vibe about this planner style, they feel inspired by that feeling and can use their planner to their hearts content.


Here are some examples of ‘The Minimal’ planner: