I was sitting with my pretty pretty planner outside working hard on the game plan for the next week, when I had someone walk up to me and mention how ‘cute’ my planner was.
“Must be nice to have the time to play in that thing” I giggled and went back to my writing, knowing full well many do not understand the relationship I have with my ‘cute’ planner.
My primary paper planner (Yes I have multiples) is a classic dashboard layout with pink metal discs carved with a heart… If you are a planner person, those heart discs are a brand giveaway and for those of you who aren’t… It’s Stephanie Fleming’s Happy Planner.
If you don’t know who Stephanie Fleming is, go look her up on IG, You will NOT be disappointed. This is a business women who is also immensely creative and inspiring. She started mambi and has turned it into more than a product and brand. It’s a lifestyle… And one I’m proud to be apart of!
To the untrained eye, my pretty pink planner filled with stickers and washi may appear to be a frivolous luxury. Something to do when you’re bored at home and have money to spend. For myself and many who use these, it goes deeper than that. To me these rings are filled with memories… Funny mini stories of the kids, reminders that they played sports and had fun, moments where I grew my business, and planned amazing collaborations.. Self written notes for me to come back to, positive affirmations, gratitude and reminders to work towards my personal and family big dreams. Something about taking a pen or a pencil to paper that is calming and empowering to me.
There are millions of reasons to use/love a paper planner, but other than my personal love for them, here are my top 5!
My Top 5 Reasons I love my planner…
So while planning may seem like fancy stickers and pens, keep in mind that it can also be an incredibly useful tool for so many other things including mental health and memory retention.
Stay Creative Friends!!