The newest product from the Hero’s Journal, the Hero’s Planner, is available in perfect or spiral bound for $79.99. While it may seem a bit on the pricey side, I assure you that the value it provides will outweigh the higher price point. 

hero's planner box

So, what exactly does the Hero’s Planner offer? Designed with the needs of individuals with ADHD in mind, it provides a comprehensive system to help you manage your time, tasks, and goals effectively. And you also get:

  • Stick on pen loop
  • Four (4) sticker sheets – 3 functional, 1 decorative
  • Elastic band closure
  • Folder in back
  • Ribbon bookmark

I do wish it came with two ribbon bookmarks. I like being able to mark the current month and week. It’s a minor thing in the long run, as I can also use clips or magnetic page markers. I like the included sticker sheets. They are bright and fun and would make me want to keep looking at my planner. 

If you’ve been around a while, you may remember the Hero’s Journal, which is a daily goals-focused version. It comes in different versions: space, magic, and fantasy/dragon. The Hero’s Planner is the weekly version with a dinosaur theme! Also, the pages are white, unlike the cream/yellow in the Hero’s Journal. 

Personally, I hate the cream/yellow and am super excited to see the white pages in the weekly planner!

As with many planners like this, there’s an intro section with instructions, and you get the story’s start, which will be carried through the planner. 

Now, we move into the planning parts and start with a year at a glance. On the left-hand side, you have seven boxes, and on the right, six, for a total of 13. You can set up each box as a month in the year and put in birthdays, appointments, or other future dates. You can also use them to set goals or track habits. With the page being mostly blank, you have a lot of freedom in setting up and using these boxes.

We have a pre-monthly checklist followed by our monthly calendar. I absolutely LOVE that the calendar has six rows, so you will never have to double updates until the end of the month. You get a few lines along the bottom and a dot grid side column. 

Moving into the weekly spreads, you get two pages per week. You get four weekly spreads. The left-hand side is a horizontal weekly spread with Monday through Sunday. There is room for a headline each day and five lines underneath. At the top is a habit’s icon key. You get five icons and a line. You can assign a habit to each icon, and then, on each day of the week, you can color in the icon as you complete the habit. 

The bottom has a fun drawing you can color in on the right-hand side, while the top is split into two columns. The first column has space to write in your main quest for the week and your to-dos and sidequests. You also get a quote. The other side has a dot grids notes section for whatever your heart desires!

Each month, the weekly spreads change just enough to keep it interesting and help you keep using it—after all, what will next month look like?!

After three months, you will have your quarterly check-in, and at the end of the year, you have a yearly inventory. I really like this idea and would probably bookmark this page to refer to throughout the year. You can track your books, music/podcasts, movies/shows, milestones, and quotes. You also get three puzzles and many blank pages (26).

I believe the Hero’s Planner would make a great weekly planner for someone with ADHD. It offers a fun story to follow, a way to gamify your habits, and changes throughout to keep you interested. There are minor things I would change, like adding a second ribbon bookmark, but those things wouldn’t stop me from buying or using this.

Tell me: Would you use the Hero’s Planner? What would you use the year at a glance page for?

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Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.