I'm enjoying getting into the Monk Manual and appreciate the thought of the details put into the layout and elements of the journal. Two things I'd like to see in these journals: 1) Add page numbers. This would be huge for better keeping track of what's where. 2) Change the spacing of the dot grid to a more standard 5 mm spacing (the current is slightly larger).
Bout the Life Atlas + 1 year Monk Manual pack so this didn’t really add any value
I find Monk Manual a brilliant resource for self knowledge
I love it! It has made this my best start to the year yet.
please stop asking for a review. it's too soon.
I did not receive it,
I am on my 11th Monk Manual, and my 3rd Extension Pack. I look forward to using the goals notebook for my yearly look back and look forward. I have enjoyed the goal setting and planning downloads, and customize them to my own needs as I do with my manuals. These goals journal and manual actually teach me how to use them best for my needs. I do a yearly arts workshop that coordinates perfectly with using my goals journal and manuals. I can’t imagine running my life without them now.
I love this tool. My whole team is utilizing it!
Love the journal itself, and the online / email framework that supports the journal making it more useful and impactful than I could have ever anticipated!
If I may make a plea: can you produce it in a larger format, loose leaf, so that it can be inserted into an 8.5” x 11” ARC system planner?
Love it! Great focus on gratitude and hope.
I love it, but wish it had daily pages you could rip off and throw away, like a notebook. This helps one to stay in the present and leave the past behind.
I love M.M. It helps me organize my thoughts and provides a way forward moving past my Deficits. I will use this new habit as a way of developing my life going forward. Thanks Monk Manuel.
Nice addition to the Monk Manual! Great to be able to store it in that back folder!
oopppssss wrong # of stars ... 5* always
This is the all-in-one agenda, planner, notebook, gratitude journal, and habit tracker that I wish I'd known about years ago! Only three weeks in yet my daily choices and actions are already exponentially more intentional.
The Monk Manual is a game-changing tool that I know will support me in my pursuit for better long-term growth and development in life. Thank you for creating it!
I've used other planners in the past, but I just started my new Monk Manual on April 1 and I really like the way it's laid out and how easy it is to plug everything in. I especially love the weekly pages! What a great way to see the week at a glance!
Too much hippy drippy// too little notes space
The Monk Manual is a valuable support to fulfill my intentions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I have used more different planners than I can count over several decades and this one is serving me better than any other right now. I highly recommend it.
I found the Vision Planning Video for the year and it was very helpful in looking at goals. Great products!
Space for goals, priorities and reflection
In general, I am loving your product and support. The extension packet has the one booklet on goals that I can see is a very important part of the process, would not have thought of it as an "extra", but do like it. The calendar--- not sure what it is for. The other two are nice blank books but I have too many of those. Should not have bought without more investigation on what I would be getting. And then it caused me to wait a good while because it was backordered.
It is beautiful for what it is. Personally, though, I find I cannot go back to paper.
I haven't received it yet! I ordered it at the beginning of Janurary. I live in Spain and it says it is still in transit at Lisbon. I have no way of contacting Post Office because they do not let you make e-mail claims... My tracking number is UA461890964US...I wonder if there is anything you can do? Sometime the place of origin (the people who mail it) can see where exactly it is. It's happened to me before that a parcel has arrived, for example, to a store near my delivery address...
Love the way the manual is set up, the feel of the book and the overall look. It has really helped me be prepared for for the upcoming days!
I absolutely love my Monk Manual! I use it everyday!
These is a perfect set to accompany any journal/planner. I can't recommend it enough
Dee A D.
My favorite part of this Extension Psck is being able to have the yearly goals tucked into the back sleeve of each manual throughout the year. PERFECT!
Great planner…..if I was going to promote a planner this would be the one!! It’s what I had been looking for in a planner…it highlights what matters!
I love my new Monk Manual Extension Pack. It's such a great way to tie together the Monk Manual planners throughout the year!
The monk manual helps me slow down, each morning and evening, and touch base with myself, and grow. Super grateful for this new practice.
The idea and execution are first rate, the discipline is hard.
I really like it, but it is not for me. I really need to have a blank page every day to work with. I gave my planner to a friend who adores the Monk Manual.
I like that once I finish out the yearly vision and planning course I can summarize it in a pocket sized format. Would love to see the calendar on its own as it would be a great tool with or without the manual!
Jodi Ann J.
I very much like this little pack of booklets. It meets my needs. In future, I’d be interested in these in laminated or hard cover. I have another planner I like, but would like your daily intention and reflection in a separate 12 month journal. Just a suggestion
I love it so far. I think I would have liked a few more lines for journaling; just general thoughts about the day.
It really pushed me to think beyond this week or even this year, which is something I haven't done in the past. The guidance along the way was so helpful. I loved the experience!
I purchased it as a gift for my son. He loves it but I wish I could have specified that he get all the support texts and emails instead of me.
I love the extension pack. Using the “goals” booklet to set up my year is such a great way to think about my goals and provides a system for actual implementation.
Drives a great daily process for preparing yourself to live the life you seek.
My husband + I have used the Monk Manual for 1 year. It has enriched our lives by giving us much needed structure + opportunity for reflection. I can't recommend enough!
I think I was hoping for more of a journal than a planner. There's not a lot of room for reflection on here. I don't love it.
I have struggled for years to find an organizer that worked for me. I finally found one in the Monk Manual. I find that having both planning and reflection is an invaluable tool for me. I also appreciate the three different sets of pages (month, week, day) to be extremely beneficial in the planning process. Also, my experience with customer service has been outstanding.
I think right now I just need more direction on the organization of the manual. What types of things should be in the prepare for month, week, day?
I look at it and have tried to start and really not sure of a direction.
I guess I just need more guidance in what questions or better said types of questions in each area to get me started.
Beautiful planned pages and a compatible format for practicing our rule of life.
Seems nice but have not used ot yet
The system is too confusing and cumbersome. While the added odd about how to use the system are great, the actual process is very cumbersome. It seems like they took the bullet journal concept and adapted it. The idea is great. But flipping back and forth between weeks, months, and days isn’t efficient for me.
I’m finding that I love the manual. However, the incessant emails and texts from your company will probably mean that I don’t buy another one after this first one. I can’t even cancel the emails and unsubscribe— I’ve tried and it doesn’t work. I have a busy life and I ALREADY BOUGHT YOUR PRODUCT!! — I don’t need the nagging.
I love, love, love my Monk Manual!
I love that I get to reflect the day and even when I don’t use it everyday. I still get to reflect the week and month. It is not overwhelming to use.
Challenging to use in this season of momming! The product is beautiful but the format doesn’t lend to this time for me
Love the way the Manuel is constructed. And gives me space to reflect on my faith and my anxieties at the same time
It is well designed. I am finding it supports many of the life improving habits I was already working on from other sources all in the one Monk Manual.
The spaces are not big enough to write. For example the gratitude lines are not big enough for sentences. Also, the layout is poor. It would be better to put the week in front of seven days then insert another week. The disconnected sections does not work for me. There should also be space to free journal as well. The small grey books are useless.
I can not figure out how to use it and notified the author/ contact links
I begin to use my Monk Manual tomorrow on the 1st of September. This is my reset for the balance of the year.
I have not had the Monk Manual for a month yet--but I'm giving it an A+. I have kept a planner and/or a journal for years. This is different than either but shares the best of both vehicles. There is a lot of help available from those who created the manual and from the communities of people who are using it. You will not be alone in learning the benefits of this practice of setting goals and fulfilling them as well as journaling your daily experience as you progress. I'm looking forward to using this manual style for years.
Excellent for encouraging being + doing. You need to read through educational info for best use. The daily reflection really helps with awareness needed for change. I bought one for my daughter and she bought one for a friend. I’m so happy with my Monk Manual!
The monk manual is helping me change my life, in an awesome way, one day at a time!
My Mink Manual has been the perfect system to help me reflect on my life and reset my priorities to live more fully present. I love it so, so much!
This is a great insert for my Monk Manual. Really helps keep me aligned across multiple Monk Manuals.
A good habit requires work, and this is no exception. It can be difficult to implement and keep up, but I think when it is done well, the rewards are well worth it.
Helps me stay consistant
I'm happy with the Monk Manual. It has helped me to balance doing vs. being. One suggestion for improvement is to arrange the manual so each week's pages are in front of each 7 days' pages.
The Monk Manual is beautiful to look at, it is well made, and is the best tool I have found for keeping me on track with daily, weekly, monthly, and LIFE goals! It is clean, uncluttered simplicity.
I absolutely love it! I’ve noticed a profound peace and contentment since starting to put pen to paper and being intentional with my time and seeking simple acts of competence with tasks big and small. I’m a better person simply from reviewing my day and focusing on purpose each day being grateful and mindful of the here and now.
Searched for a planner that incorporated spiritual practices with regular planning habits. Committed to using Monk Manual for at least 90 days. I believe I finally found the planner that has the best features to live well, continuously improving.
This system helps me stay focused on what’s really important and let’s me see more clearly all the good among my day.
I love the structure, yet flexibility the monk manual has. The quality is exceptional as well!
I like the Monk Manual so far. Sometimes I wish there were some extra lines for notes in the month - like an extra page or something at the end but I like it. I get that it is trying to simplify and glean out the most fruitful/meaningful items but has very limited notes' space. It is well organized and simple which I like and I transfer everything from my manual to the computer/calendar.
Love my monk manual. It's so beautiful and I appreciate how useful it is to me, all day every day, in keeping me on track - professionally and spiritually.
The Monk Manual has helped me to focus on essentials and put non-essentials on the back shelve or in the dumpster.
The Monk Manual has changed the way I live on a day to day, and has showed me the power of reflection. I will never use any other product ever again.
I especially like the 12 Month Goals. I can’t imagine using my monk manual without it!!! It is my North Star
This is the first planning system that I have found that guides you in both the doing and the being of success!
The Monk Manual is a well made product - leads the pack in quality feel and functionality. Where it really shines though, is in the daily use - it has held up well and the quality of content and support is very good. It’s an excellent tool for those wanting a prompted contemplative practice, together with the practical function of a planner/journal.
Love it. Would be lost without it at this point!
I'm pretty disappointed. The ads are sexy, but the planner itself is not what I was looking for.
Have not used it yet, gifted one to a dear friend as well.
Quality product, fountain pen friendly, very well organized and thought through.
This is a nice looking and compact monthly calendar. It fits inside my weekly planner (currently not a Monk Manual), which is excellent. I like the dot-grid note space to the right of each month for jotting down highlights. I haven't used the 12-month goals book yet. I don't really understand what the dot-grid notebook is best for, but it looks nice. Overall, I feel like I got my money's worth.
I bought this as a gift for my husband, and he really loves it. It's a great tool for rethinking how we define success and productivity, and more importantly, it's helping him be more mindful about how he spends his energy and time each day.
I've really enjoyed using my Monk manual! I feel a greater sense of purpose each day as I've put some time and thought into what the day may bring. Still learning how to use it the best way(s) I can, but it's helped me a lot so far.
Didn’t find this particularly useful.
I wish the yearly pack had come with the You Are Here pages in a booklet rather than the calendar book and the note book. Or instead of the calendar pages. I can live with the dotted pages for something else, but You Are Here printed up and sent with the yearly and 90 day review would be much more valuable to me.
As it is, I love the year and 90 Day review. It keeps my monthly and weekly review on target.
I enjoyed the "You Are Here" process. However, I found that the Goals notebook could better match/follow along the "You Are Here" fillable process. As a result, I jotted down the brainstorming sections in the empty notebook and then cut and pasted pages into the Goals notebook. I haven't had a need for the Calendar notebook yet.
I love that you created a yearly page! That, combined with the "you are here" packet truly helped me define where I'm at, where I'm going, and how I'm getting there.
Love the daily habit forming. Also handwriting my work. I really notice the difference from typing my intentions and reflections.
I love the annual/90 day planner, including size and color. I don't really have a need for the annual calendar, or for another dot journal (although I would use that). I'd like an option to add just the 90 day planner to a monk manual order. I
I appreciate the yearly review pamphlet%2C but I really didn%92t need the other two. Would have been nice to be able to purchase just the one.
So far so good. I expect as I use the manual more I will expand my use of the the monthly pages.
The MM is simple, clean, and thoughtfully designed. I provides just enough structure to keep me going in the right direction and enough flexibility that I don't feel hemmed in to someone else's system.
You're supportive, answering questions and brainstorming with me new ways of doing!
Small writing squares. Repetition of first pages in the planner is too much to fill out & keep updated.
The year calendar was a much needed addition to the Monk Manual system. I always had trouble figuring out where to write events that were scheduled past the current 3 month manual dates. I love it.
I am now one year in and continue to benefit from the Monk Manual. It continually keeps me focused, not just at the tasks at hand, but on my whole self.
Love this new addition to the system. Great timing. I’ve enjoyed using it to plan for the coming year.