I have been obsessed and in love with stationery, journals, and notebooks for as long as I can remember! Getting a new planner each school year was so exciting for me. I used to beg my mom to take me to Staples when we visited a shopping area when I was younger – which others will probably find silly – but it felt like Christmas to shop there!
A paper planner is an essential part of my everyday routine – and allows me to be successful in staying organized and on top of things as a wife, mother, and business owner.
Paper planners are a fantastic way to time block, set goals, establish routines – all in one simple space.
With the new year coming up – I’d love for you to find a paper planner that resonates and works for you! That being said – you definitely don’t need a fancy planner with lots of extras. To be completely honest, I think the biggest key to staying organized and actually utilizing a planner is finding one that is SIMPLE. No extra stickers, pens, pages etc. that aren’t essential.
So, should you ditch electronic calendars and planners? No! I believe in a hybrid system of both! I would be lost without my Google calendar. I keep all of my appointments, commitments, coaching calls, classes scheduled there and we have also have shared a family calendar with important dates everyone needs to be aware of. It is so helpful to be able to share events with others. I teach the exact strategy I use to my studio members (we have wellness workshops!) and coaching clients – you can find out more about that HERE.
I’d love to know what YOUR favorite paper planner is and if you are going to use one for 2022.