Wednesday, January 13, 2021

My Planners, Notebooks, and Journals for 2021

 The world is crazy right now. The USA is a political mess, there's a virus that's been plaguing the world for months, and I'm going a little bit stir crazy in my house. The only thing that's really been keeping me sane is planning.

That's right. I'm a planner girl. I have a ridiculous number of planners and notebooks that I like to keep around for all kinds of purposes. Sue me!

If you're not a stationery freak like I am, you might not find this post very interesting. But I love to talk about notebooks so let's get started.

1. My Catch All Notebook

This is a Happy Planner that I took the planner pages out of and filled with blank pages. The nice thing about the Happy Planner brand is that they sell a lot of different inserts and customizable pages that you can insert into your planner.

I call this my catch all notebook because it's just a place where I write down ideas, thoughts, and things I want to remember. It literally is a notebook that catches all of my thoughts and I love it. It's a great resource to have.

If you're interested in trying out The Happy Planner or The Happy Notes Notebooks, here are some links to some cute ones that I've found:

2. My Powersheets

This is my first year doing Powersheets and honestly, I love it. It's really great to take time to reflect on your life and what things you need to work on and develop. I haven't quite finished my preparation for the year but once I do, I'll star filling in my pages of January.

In my case, I've been thinking a lot about my personal relationships and how I would like to dedicate more time to my family and my boyfriend this year. But I've also been thinking about how to make money from my side hustles and how I need to focus more on some tasks while spend less tasks on others.

I don't know if that makes sense, but basically, the Powersheets have been really eye opening and have made me realize that my time management might not be the best. Haha.

3. My Passion Planner

This is also my first year trying out the Passion Planner. I bought the weekly spread and I'm using this as my weekly planner this year. I write in work, appointments, daily to-do lists, and more. I got the rose gold color and it's very cute.

It's bigger than I expected, but that's on me because I never read measurements when I buy things. Lol. It's very predictable for me to be surprised.

4. My New Notebook that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas

My boyfriend knows me really well because he got me a beautiful journal for Christmas! It's so pretty that I'm stressed out about trying to figure out what to use it for. Haha. I haven't quite decided yet but it's going to be used for something good, that's for sure.

5. My Spiral Bound notebook that has no use yet

This is a notebook that I bought from At Home a couple of months ago and I have no use for it yet. Maybe I'll start journaling again this year. I'm not sure. It has lined pages so it would be good for lists or keeping a journal.

6. My bullet Journal

I fall in and out of bullet journaling but this is the journal that I will use for it when I get back into it this year. It has dot grid pages which I think is especially helpful for list making.

If you'd like to see some of my Plan with Me and Planner videos, check out my planner playlist on Youtube. I'm hoping to start posting more regularly again this year but we shall see.

7. My Financial Journal

This is a notebook that I got from Hobby Lobby. It's lined, which is perfect because for tracking my finances. All I had to do was add vertical lines to the pages to make columns. I'll show you some more information on this journal in an upcoming blog post.

8. My Moleskine Planner

This is a recent addition to my notebook stash. I bought it because my Passion Planner was taking so long to get here (like 2.5 months) and I thought it was stuck in a post office because it said it was stuck in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania for quite some time.

It's nice because it's compact. It has a weekly spread on the left side and a blank page for notes on the right side. I'm thinking of using it as a meal planner.

This is the planner I bought and it's really nice. I got the Bougainvillea Pink version. The only downside is that the pages are thin and so I did notice that my highlighter and pens do ghost a little bit.

What planners are you using to stay organized this year? Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations.

xo Marian

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