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My Planner Life

Happy Monday y’all and happy Valentine’s week! My Valentine is actually out of town this week so I’ll be celebrating this weekend. It seems during the winter month’s there’s not a lot of exciting things going on so it will be nice to up our date night game for one week.

If you follow me on instagram than you’ve probably seen me post a lot of stationary and planner goodies lately. I’ve actually been a stationary addict my entire life but I got into the “glam planning” scene about two years ago. Glam Planning basically means that I don’t just writer stuff down in a planner or use my phone to keep up with appointments – I have monthly and weekly layouts decorated with washi, stickers, stamps and markers each week. Some people use kits each week and have no white space in their planner, others use mostly lettering with maybe a few function stamps and stickers – my planning style have developed somewhere in-between.
My current planner is the Mambi Happy Planner which I purchased from Michael’s and I have an upgraded cover that was a separate purchase but is also from the Mambi brand. The band is actually a headband from the Dollar Tree and I've added a few stickers for fun.
 
I think when this planner is out this summer I will switch back to coiled planner such as the Erin Condren life planner – I thought I would like the disc systems because it makes the pages interchangeable but I find that I seldom move pages around and I think a coil is more secure than the discs.

I usually plan on the weekends and spend about an hour setting up my layout for the week. I actually find this quitter relaxing and it makes me feel good going into the week knowing that I have reviewed what’s going on this week. Here’s what a blank layout looks like in The Happy Planner:

 
The first thing to do is decide my theme for the week – I usually pick a theme based on something going on that week but if there is no holiday or big event I’ll just go with whatever color theme I’m into these days – I been really digging pink and mint together lately and bought a ton of stickers from Michael’s in January with this color scheme. For this week I selected from miscellaneous stickers I ordered from Paper Loving Mommy – she has a misfits set that’s $15 for 30 sheets – it’s mostly functional stickers and checklists but there were about 7 sheets that could be used to create a weekly theme. For this week I knew I wanted to go with a Valentine theme so I picked so sparkle themed boarders. Often I just use washi as my boarder but since I had these stickers I decided to put them to use.

 
Once the boarder is established I think about how I want to use the layout for the week. My planner has 3 vertical boxes for each day and lately I have been using them for today – to do – meal planning. I tend to have weekly to do instead of things that must be accomplished on a certain day so I will put checklists in two of the middle boxes and use decorative boxes or stickers in the others. I also really like having a weekend banner so I either use a sticker or draw one.

 
Once the base layout is established I think about what needs to go in my today and meal planning sections. Currently I use the today section to plan out my outfits for the week so I’m using mini checklists to list out the garments for each day and I also use this section to plan out what blog post I want to publish that day. For the bottom section I use this to keep up with the meal plan I am currently on and when I will be eating dinner out and when I will be having the meal plan for dinner, this is also where I track my hydration. Once space is dedicated for these functions I will add a few decorative stickers to accent the layout – this is really just for fun.

 
Finally it’s time to actually write in the planner. As you can see I am eating out twice this week, have not yet decided what to wear Wednesday and Thursday and am still pondering what to blog about Thursday and Friday. – I will probably finish planning out these items tonight.

 
You could say that planning is hobby since it involves but fun stickers that aren’t really necessary but at the same time I feel more productive when I plan for the week – there’s a saying that a goal without a plan is just a dream. Right now there’s not too much going on outside of work but the busier we are the more I find I “need” planning to keep me on track for whatever goals I may be focused on. I highly recommend it!

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