At the beginning of a new school year, my new work planner naturally makes my mind wander to thoughts of a new personal planner in a few short months. So many of us are thinking hard about what we want in a planner for 2021 and some very organised planner people have already purchased theirs (if you are one of these people, I salute you!)
This is a time of potential, possibility and positivity as a planner person (say that three times quickly!) and it has prompted me to sit and have a think about why we plan in the first place. Therefore, in the style of a chart countdown, ‘from’ Top of the Pops from the olden days, I give you, the top five reasons I plan.
Hello, Stickeraters! It’s the start of September, which, for me, always feels more like New Year than the actual New Year. Maybe it’s because most of my life has revolved around the academic year, first as a student, then as a teacher, and now as a mother. This academic year is a big one for our family. My son is starting university (Where did the last 18 years go?) and my daughter is starting Year 11 - all being well, she will be sitting her GCSE exams next summer. The other day, my daughter and I were chatting about this and decided that we wanted to plan some adventurous fun for after her exams finish in June: days out, weekends away, a summer holiday, that kind of thing, and I resolved, there and then, to make losing weight a personal priority for the next nine months.
It’s back to school time! Scottish planners, I know you’ve been back for a couple of weeks and I send you a big, socially distanced, well done and say thank you for everything you’re doing. I’m a primary school teacher in England and am about to go back to school after a very strange period of time in education and I am so looking forward to seeing my pupils again.
The Urban Dictionary defines Frankenplanning as creating your own planner from multiple existing planners to find your planner peace.
So I decided to go through my forgotten planners and give them some much needed attention and create my own Happy Frankenplanner setup.
Did you know every month there is a Throwback Thursday release at EllieBeth Designs? This usually takes the form of planner kits of all sizes and creative items from a design released in the past. You can vote for which collection returns in the Facebook group for a couple of days before the release which adds some fun and excitement to the release. Well, when "Take Me To The Ocean" was voted in for release a couple of months ago I couldn't resist the "Mini Creative Pack". I thought I'd give you some ideas of what the pack entails and what you can make with it, just by adding a few things from your craft stash.
Something has clicked this week and I have realised why I’ve been feeling all over the place – it’s because I need to actually plan! The structure it gives me during the week supports my mental health as well as helping me to remember things – who knew? 😉
It is so important to look after yourself, whether that is making sure you are getting enough rest/sleep. Eating a healthy balanced diet to making sure you are making time for yourself.
I am definitely in the midst of a planner crisis at the moment and fidgeting all over the place. I can’t completely make a decision on what I want to use or the different parts of my set up that I want. I have used multiple planners over the past couple of weeks, which has thrown One Book July completely out the window.
Hello, Stickeraters! Today, I wanted to share with you a flip-through of a whole year in my Passion Planner Pro. I started using it in July 2019 as a way of planning and tracking how I was trying to improve my physical health, but it quickly morphed into an every-day weekly schedule planner.
We all have different planners and most of them have a variety of notes pages. For me though, they all had one thing in common - they were hardly ever used. I like my planner to feel used, so it was really annoying that there were these chunks of my planner that were blank and empty.
Way back in December, I wrote a blog post entitled 'Curing the Planner Itch' I am sorry to report that I appear to have had a relapse and am itching all over the place! I don’t know whether it’s the constantly changing times, the recent events in the planner community or simply the classic Libra indecisiveness but, just recently, I’ve found myself in quite the quandary. This calendar year alone, I have tried a Passion Planner, personal rings, A5 rings, Hobonichi Cousin, Hobonichi Weeks and I still haven’t found that elusive 'Planner Peace'. Let me talk you through it...