In a world where there is SO much going on throughout each and every day, how do you keep up with all you have to do? Do you have an amazing memory that takes no exercise of writing things down? Or are you a go-with-the-flow type person that sees where the day takes you?
Well, the first thing is to know who you are and what you need.
I’d like to call myself an organized creative.
I have my days when I set out time to allow my creative juices to flow, and sometimes it’s hard to put a time stamp on that. However, I like to use my time wisely, and that’s where my planner comes to my rescue. I should really call her my ride-or-die because she’s always in the front seat riding shot gun or not far from me lol.
As creative as I am, I appreciate a daily to-do list and like to know what events and availability I have throughout the day, which gives me the opportunity to be prepared. Preparation is definitely key.
In grade school, one of my favorite parts of the beginning of the year was getting our annual school planner. And although I didn’t use it like I should’ve lol, I still had the desire to be organized.
Fast forward to now.
I have fallen in love with reaping the benefits of being organized and the structure it adds to this fast pace life we live.
So let’s get into it! Let me introduce you to my planner of the year:)
Before using the planner I have now, I was a huge fan of the Lilly Pulitzer planners. I spotted one at Dillard’s and fell in love.
It was sooo cute (elephants on the cover), it was hard back and it had a good amount of space for me to write my tasks for each day. (I need good room to write in my planners.)
I rocked with Lilly Pulitzer for about three years and got others to fall in love with it too. However, I began to want a bit more within my planner.
My mom then introduced me to The Happy Planner.
I remember when she got her first Happy Planner. She was SO excited and made sure she had all the stickers, washi tape, and added in papers to make her planner just like she wanted it.
I did not understand all the hoop-lah about this so called Happy Planner. But as I started searching for a new planner, she convinced me to give it a try, so I did.
I am still within my first year of having my Happy Planner and I’m loving it!! This is what I like about it:
I could go on and on about why I am really enjoying my first time using The Happy Planner. If you’d like me to go into more detail and do a video on my Happy Planner, let me know in the comments.
I hope this encouraged you to have fun with your planning! Make it exciting. If you are in search of a planner, give The Happy Planner a try. You can find them at Michael’s, Joann Fabrics and their official website.
What planner do you use?! Let me know in the comments!