I’m going to try and use my EC labels more this year. I like to move the label so there is space all around it before I write on it. It’s easier to see the edges so I can center my letters/words better!
New year, new goals! It’s that time of year again when we get all exited about making changes and becoming better versions of ourselves.
I’m ready to tackle my goal of healthier eating and a more active lifestyle. I’ve removed my Wellness Journal cover from last year’s journal, and locked it onto a new Erin Condren colorful vertical life planner and I’m itching to get started.
These are my goals listed on the front cover!
The new planner has the vibrant gemtone colors inside and since my regular planner is a neutral hourly, I’m excited to work with these rich colors in my Wellneess Journal.
Here are some pages from last year’s Wellness Journal. I simply write down what I ate and track my Fitbit steps and any other exercise that I do. I like to sprinkle in some motivational thoughts and some poetry here and there.
Writing down everything that goes into my mouth actually motivates me because I don’t want to have to see a record of all the say M&M’s I consumed on a bad day!! So I won’t eat them just to not have to write it down!!
I use the monthly layout to jot down how I’m doing emotionally as food is often an emotional response to what is happening in our lives.
I do my best with this because it does take work and time to keep a daily record, but when I fall off the wagon, like in one of the blank layouts above (because it definitely happens), I just keep climbing back up and moving forward!
This is a duplication of something I did last year that I absolutely loved! I keep a list of things I’ve ordered online and check them off once they arrive. It’s so easy to forget what you ordered, and this completely keeps me on track so I don’t lose or forget anything.
If you want to get some of these check box stickers, it’s sheet KAD 478. These are the bold colors. They also come in pastel.
My last post was my brand new hourly planner! I have enjoyed this layout pretty well, but I am now mentally thinking of the times two hours ahead. Instead of having a day from 6am to 7pm, I need a day from 8am to 9pm. I’ve been playing around with whiting out the times.
Here is this week with the times whited out after the day happens.
On this December layout, I’m fully invested in looking at the times as 2 hours later. This is going to flow so much better for me.
I know that Inkwell Press has the perfect planner with blank lines, but I’m an EC girl and still love my EC planner. I can live with an adjustment on the hours for now!
It’s finally here. I was literally on the last page in my previous planner and I NEEDED my new one to arrive. Simply put, I LOVE IT!
I love the signature design this time and couldn’t resist the color and cheerfulness of the mid century circles. But I went with the neutral on the inside, so the contrast of the black tabs with the party of color on the cover is a little mesmerizing to me.
I fell in love with the neutral when I was able to see the new designs at Geaux Wild in New Orleans last May. I loved the idea of having absolute contol of what colors I would use each week and the neutral offered this complete freedom.
My message this year to myself and others is “Do Hard Things”.
It will serve as a constant reminder to myself to keep dreaming and better than that, to do things that will bring me closer to those dreams even if they are scary or hard!
July is off to a busy start and my monthly view will be an overview for bills (those are not on there yet), extended activities, and a quick glance for business related items.
I’ve tried using multiple planners, one for personal, one for finances, and one for business, and it’s just too many things to keep up with. This year, I’m keeping ALL of the information in one place, which means it will always be at the tip of my fingers!
To do this, I’m utilizing the inspirational quote pages and repurposing them as a space for contacts. I am writing the quote on the large flag on the opposite page so I can still be inspired by the words!
I am definitely a lover of the zipper pouch and I’ve placed mine right before the pocket page. I have important stickers, stamps, and address labels as staple items, and other misc things find their way there as well.
Have you seen them up close? Feast your eyes on the cutest sticky notes on the planet!
But then I found “The Classy Planner” on Etsy and her monthly overview stickers were perfection!
This year I don’t want to “plan ahead” with stickers and color choices. I’m looking forward to having a clean slate each week, and while I know my time will be limited, planning is a therapeutic and relaxing activity for me, and it has become one of my all time favorite hobbies!