This was a hard one for me as longterm planning isn’t something I really take a look at. I store all my future appointments and events in my Google calendar & for the last 19 years my planning has been neatly 3 term driven each year with nursery and then school. But we’re in the last year of school now and things will change for me where University will be less about me keeping track of educational events. I’m pleased to say my Daughter already has a planner of her own for that! So, I am starting to look towards other projects and events and have been deciding what I want to use for my planners next year. Yes, I did say planners….. one just isn’t an option and I’m fine with that – it give me space and it allows me to try new things too.0 comment(s)
One of the main reasons I plan is for fun. I enjoy it. I find it relaxing. There’s nothing like sitting down with your Stickerate binders and planners (maybe Tea & Cake too) and having a good planning session. Especially on a cold, wet day when you can’t go outside . I do plan to be organised and to make sure I don’t take on too much but ultimately it is because it has become one of my most enjoyable past times. Apart from making cake, eating cake….. You get the idea!0 comment(s)
Planning disasters - we've all had them. The glass of water spilled on a planner, the dog getting hold of your prize possession, I've even heard of someone dropping their planner in the bath! This week we decided to take a look at our own planning disasters and share them with you.0 comment(s)
Why do we plan? For fun and we enjoy it? We need to? Work? Personal? Health? Just to use pretty stickers? To be more productive? When I started planning it was 'ooh look how pretty that layout is' and 'look at those stickers'. But lately productivity is more the point for me. I’ve always had a diary or planner of some sort. The stickers came later! I’ve always had lists of tasks to do and kept reminders of important dates such as birthdays. But lately I’ve been looking at it in a completely different way. Planning your day is one of the most important things you can do to make difficult tasks easier. It increases your productivity and makes you feel more fulfilled, well it does me anyway! Planning your day allows you to prioritise tasks, complete them and get them ticked off! Isn’t that satisfying?0 comment(s)
I thought I’d take us on a trip down memory lane and show my planners through the seasons. I really enjoy using stickers, pens and washi to reflect the colours I see around me in the seasons.
So I decided to look back through my Instagram and see how I have represented the seasons in my planners. The main thing I can see is that I have had planner itch quite a few times! But what’s great is that Rachel’s stickers work across multiple planners. Some of these photos go way back to when there was just one kit, not even a collection. A kit that was suitable for Erin Condren planners but it worked with so many planners and lay outs!0 comment(s)
For the past 6 months, health has been a major feature of my planning. In July, I started a wellness journal as part of my One Book July and really started to record and analyse different things to do with my health. In this post, I’m going to share with you some insights into how I’ve made this all a major feature of my planning setup.0 comment(s)
It took me a while to settle in a long-term EDC planner largely because when I first started seriously planning about 18 months ago, I wanted ALL THE PLANNERS! I have to say, I was a little dazed and confused by all the brands, sizes and styles available and therefore trying out a few didn’t seem unreasonable. And then there were stickers! So many stickers to choose from but …. would they fit in the planner I was using? Buy ALL THE STICKERS and see! Oops. Straight down the rabbit hole.0 comment(s)
This week the Design Team are talking about their EDCs (EveryDay Carry planners). For a more detailed look at the evolving nature of her EDC watch for Tracy Macheta's blog post on Wednesday.
I kind of have two everyday carry planners! My main EDC at the moment is (possibly controversially) a classic happy planner! It has the hard cover to add a bit more stability and it is frankenplanned to include my wellness planning and bullet journaling in one place. I've now also got a section for work notes. It goes everywhere with me. I do also have a Hobonichi weeks in my travel wallet with all the gumph from my purse that I don't use everyday. It goes with me sometimes and is the one goes with me if I'm travelling light.0 comment(s)
September 1st for me is more a time for change than January 1st as for the last 18 years it's been the start of a new school year. It's the time that I revamp my planning style and content to accommodate changing family schedules and acknowledge the growth of my children.
It's 'New Year' time again for me and I'm looking forward to it.
I'm currently in 2 planners and looking at adding a 3rd. But before I go into what planners I'm using I thought I'd explain my 'new year' process.0 comment(s)
For the first time in 26 years, I am not returning to school or education in September. It’s a very strange feeling. I am starting a new work adventure, which of course means a new work planner! To get inspiration though, I have been through past work planners which has made me smile. In this post, I am sharing some of my favourite back to school planner things.0 comment(s)
Forward planning is a BIG DEAL in our house hold. I work for myself and have work booked in for 2021/22. My husbands work is pretty standard but he sings in a choir that gigs all over the country and so that needs to go in the planner. Also we have family and friends all over the place and we like to visit them, so that needs to go in the planner oh and we have a tiny baby with lots of play dates it seems (!) so that needs to go in the planner as well!0 comment(s)
Firstly there are the planners of course. I’m currently using two planners. My EC Hourly and a Hobonichi A6 notebook. My EC stays at home on my desk and gets updated daily (when I remember) and my Hobonichi is my on the go planner so stays in my bag.
Next are the planner accessories. I have lots. I’m not going to lie so I could pretty much talk about all of them but I’ve managed to get it down to my top 5. These are my most used and most essential. Stickers, Pens, Craft Knife, Penguin Paperclips and my HP Sprocket!0 comment(s)