✨📔Planning Perks | For a more productive & organised life!✨📔

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I purchased this fuschia one at Wilko (UK).

Ask me what’s one thing I absolutely cannot live without (no, seriously, you can ask me), and I would probably give you a list. It’s impossible for me to name just one.

But somewhere high up on that list, quite possibly in the running for first place along with some other absolute-essential (like, say, coffee) would be paper.

Yep, paper. It’s how my love for reading and writing grew, after all. Over the years, in am effort to make sense of the chaos that can (sometimes) be everyday life (i.e. in an effort to succeed at ‘adulting’, as the young’ns call it), a yearly planner has become my best friend.

The perks, I’ve found, of using a planner have been:

  1. I’m able to plan (*hides face* yes, I know, it’s a given) What’s that quote about failing to prepare?
  2. I get to pace myself and by extension, my thoughts. Breaking up a huge task or goal into small bite-sized pieces over several days is much easier than not doing so. We don’t want to bite off more than we can chew, after all.
  3. I’m more likely to actually do the things I’d planned. While there may not necessarily be any scientific backing behind this, I’ve found over the years that when I write down and allocating a date for something specific, whether I want to or not, I actually get them done (ahem, hello mopping). Something about seeing those words written down, just pushes me to get up and get it all done.
  4. I’m inadvertently holding myself accountable. At the end of each week, I’m able to look back at all the plans I’d had and ensure that even if the day got away with me on Wednesday, I can do that day’s tasks on Friday. After all, I wrote them down, and I feel a tinge of guilt whenever I plan to get things done, then don’t.
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I also keep a pocket-sized planner in my bag. Told you I am oh-so-serious about this!

There are so many cute monthly and yearly planners for the choosing! Nothing like a glam and gorgeous book to inspire you to be more organised. Here are some pretty options, fit for any budget:

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These planner covers are adorable! And most of them tend to come with planner accessories, especially stickers, that allow you to decorate your weekly or daily spread.

Do you own a planner? Thinking about getting one? What’s your favourite thing about planning?

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26 year-old writer, unabashed bookworm and coffee addict.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • I own a planner but for some reason, I seemed to not use it as much as I should

  • Its funny, Ive bought planner and journals as gifts over Christmas but i have yet to but myself one, I’m not a planner person but i can see how they would be useful and a great organizer..

  • sheenatatum

    I have a small planner but I think I’m allergic to all things pertaining to schedules. Paper todos lists, on the other hand, are my jam.

    • I’ve got those too! I need all the help I can get! Have you ever heard of bullet journaling? It’s basically keeping track of things via different lists.

  • I’m not committed to a single planner but I do like to use it a few times a month to help me organize. I have a few cute journals though! 🙂

  • I so wish I could be that planner type. I used to be but I just don’t know what happened. Now I rely so heavily on my phone for everything.

    • I totally understand. I’m the opposite.. I forget things when I put them on my phone! lol

  • Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady)

    I love my planners…yes I keep multiples as well!

  • I love the look of planners, but I cannot make sense of finding the time to sit down, inputting things, and then completing those tasks. I had this same conversation about planners with three of my coworkers recently, too.

    • I totally understand! Different things work for different people.. I always forget things when I put them on my phone

  • I have a planner that I love! It helps keep me organized and allows me to write things down without having to remember everything in my head .

  • Having a planner has truly saved my life plenty of times.

  • jburge328

    excellent tips!

  • Jo

    I’ve kinda abandoned my planner, but slowly getting back to using it. It definitely holds me accountable and I remember better when I write down vs put it in my phone.

    • Same… I’ve tried the phone route but I forget things every. single.time.

  • I own the Whose Shoes Are You Wearing Transformational Planner. I live by this planner daily.

  • I love making planners their so fun and u make yours unique! It’s a great strategy for organizing

  • I love my planner too. I feel like I get so much more done when I actually have it written down. Also, it helps me remember all the things I need to do, I have become so forgetful lately!

  • I finally had to give in and get a planner, online and paper. I love to write and find myself using that more and more. Glad to know there are more paper lovers out there :-). It really does make life more organized!