One of the things I really like about the Hobonichi brand is that they like Travelers Company they’re fully in on also providing less than 12 month dated planners.
The products are not always 100% identical to their 12-month versions, but all the essential features are the same. They also sell sets of two 6-month planners if you prefer it to the 12-month one. Either of weight or size reasons.
I started to use paper week on a double page planners to kind of plan my week at a very high level early last year. I usually only include things that involve other people or going places. And then I also used a daily one page per day planner for more like the most important tasks for the day.
In the start I used undated inserts for my regular sized Travelers Notebook, then I moved to dated ones and finally I ordered a six month Hobonichi last summer. The reason I changed it was because I liked its layout better plus I also liked the idea of it being one things instead of two separate refills.
And it was really great that I could get a dated planner where I only had to cross out like a couple of weeks worth of daily pages before I could start using it when I decided to do this in the middle of the year. I wish this was more of an option from more planners and products like them. Because not all workflow changes like this align with the big planner order season of October-November. Plus that shorter period planners (3 or 6 months) are really awesome for when you just want to see if something will work out for you.