I am new at using a planner and truthfully I am off to a slow start! The Day Designer was recommended to me by my life coach, Edie Wadsworth. I am learning to plan and dream and this Black Stripe planner is certainly motivating me to plan, to dream, to create and to act. Everything is at my fingertips and writing my goals and "to dos" out for each day are helping to train my brain that we will reach the goal and have a year of living on purpose. I recommend the Day Designer for its comprehensive organization and ease of use and yes, its beauty.