Hello! It’s Natalie here, back for my last blog post as an EBDUK Creative Planning Team member. I’ve been on the CPT for the last 18 months and have had a fab time stickerating my bullet journal and sharing my planning with you, so I thought, before I go, I’d share with you some more close-ups of my favourite stickers and spreads from my time on the team.
It's July and for me that means starting new planners. Each year the style I choose may be slightly different but I have found that my underlying system remains the same. That planning system security allows me to change into a different planner and still keep all the balls in the air. For me planner peace is a combination of my system being right and then which planner will support that. I've dabbled in lots of planners but there has always been an Erin Condren in the mix. For this year's planners I have chosen an hourly layout and the new A5 Daily Duo.
For me there is a strong link between journaling and planning and they often merge into one. Using a planner as a record of what has happened as well as a tracker for things to reflect on is something that I have realised works for me. Here are some of the ways that I have incorporated journaling into my planners.
Can you remember the presents you got when you were 5 or 8, or even last year or can you remember the activities you did as a family?
Board games around the table, making hot chocolate and adding all the toppings you want or even making gingerbread people and houses. This is the focus we have in our house and I always use my planner to put down the must do's for the season.
The current pandemic has sadly put a limit on what we will be doing this year, but I still want to make it as magical as possible.
Using the EllieBethChristmas bucket list stickersmakes planning these activities easier. I will get my two children to join in with our Christmas planning making sure there is something for everyone.