Thursday, 8 December 2016

Planning for Success* | Pen To Paper Planners

If anyone tells you that adulting is easy - it's a lie. I have mounds of paper dotted around my room - towers of letters, forms to fill in, bank statements, to do lists, receipts, schedules and blog post ideas - and I still manage to forget most of what I've jotted down. My mind's like a massive old sieve at the moment - there's that much rattling around in there, that a lot rattles straight back out again. Especially when it comes to blogging.

I work full time, do a number of mini part time projects, occasionally freelance and try to blog pretty regularly. Sleep, social events and sunlight have all been sacrificed at times to accommodate this 'lifestyle.' I'm always on the go - 99% of the time with a coffee firmly wedged in my hand [and spilled down my top.] The 'jotting-things-down-on-any-loose-paper-I-can-find-and-spamming-my-notes-app-with-mad-rambling' approach just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. 

I needed blorganising [blog organising.. nice little hybrid word I've made there] in a BIG way. And this fab 2017 Planner* from Pen To Paper Planners is 100% going to kick my sorry ass into shape next year. 

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Pen To Paper Planners 2017 Blogging Organiser Journal Planner Review

This fab, ring-bound planner is perfect for organising my blogging life. Plus, with its minimal, monochrome aesthetic; it's going to look BEAUT in the new workspace I'm planning. It breaks down each week of the year across two pages; with daily views, split into morning, afternoon and night sections. This is brilliant, as it allows you to micro-manage your schedule and look across the whole week at once, as an overview. Which gives you a clear perspective on what's on the cards over the next seven days.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Pen To Paper Planners 2017 Blogging Organiser Journal Planner Review

There's plenty of room for other notes around the bottom & sides of the page - plus a notes section at the start of the planner; which can be used to jot down things that pop into your head [such as plans, goals for the year, resolutions, achievements, contact details - pretty much anything.] I'm definitely going to use mine to plan my Blog Goals for 2017 - it's the ideal resource to centralise all things blog task related, as well as a fab way of recording weekly achievements, too.

The daily breakdown boxes allow for plenty of planning, stickers and even small photos if you wanted to create a photo journal [which is a totes cute idea.]

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Pen To Paper Planners 2017 Blogging Organiser Journal Planner Review

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Pen To Paper Planners 2017 Blogging Organiser Journal Planner Review

The 2017 Planner itself costs £15 from Pen to Paper's Etsy Store, which is super reasonable. Ordering from their store is a great way to support small businesses this Christmas [which I'm aaaaaallll about] and to find unique, personal gifts that aren't available on the high street [making a lovely surprise for your recipient.] If you want a slice of this organised action, you can order yours here.

Lovelaughslipstick blog - Pen To Paper Planners 2017 Blogging Organiser Journal Planner Review

Give your loved ones the gift of organisation this Christmas - these planners make perfect stocking fillers [for your loved ones, blogger friends or even yourself], to inspire us to start the New Year in style; never forgetting our goals. 

With every milestone, task or achievement you list in this planner and are able to tick off, you're one step closer to your goal. And the best thing is, as this planner doesn't reference blogging anywhere in it [despite it being perfect for us!] you can use it to plan literally EVERYTHING. Meal plans, your social calendar, work tasks, your YouTube upload schedule, makeup appointments etc etc... Whatever your lifestyle, own it, girlies <3

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Do you use a planner to keep organised when blogging? 


*This post contains a gifted item, but all opinions are totes my own. As always.
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