Daily Planners Are My Saviour

6 Jul 2018

If you analysed my life, you'd see I'm not the most organised of people - I prefer to call my life organised chaos! - but there are a few things I do like to keep in order, such as ideas and features for the blog, family appointments and general family life. I'm now into my third year of using daily planners, something which has not only become a natural habit but something I really enjoy doing.

For me, using daily planners and diaries makes keeping my life that little bit more organised and easier, and I much prefer writing things down to using apps on my phone or web calendars. I like writing, I like using different pens and making things look a little bit fun with stickers (yes, even at my age!) and I like making my planners more personal to me. For me, using daily planners is an absolute saviour in keeping my organised chaos, well, organised!

A review of the Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner

I've been using the Erin Condren planner range for three years, which was all spurred on by watching one too many unboxing hauls on YouTube. I love the idea of using a Bullet Journal, but with no artistic ability, I wanted something more structured that I could make my own in other ways; the Erin Condren Life Planner was the perfect option.

Have you seen my previous Erin Condren features? There's my Erin Condren Life Planner First ImpressionsErin Condren Life Planner + Accessories Haul and my Erin Condren Deluxe Planner Review.

Blogging, life, family appointments, I have a different planner and diary for each and I use them every single day. I like to use a day per page diary for planning family life, any doctors appointments or play dates with friends, whilst a more journal-like offering is for me to concentrate on just me. 

When it comes to blogging I stick with Erin Condren through and through. I did initially, when I first starting using Erin Condren planner, opt for the Erin Condren Life Planner - I found this a really good layout for working out several aspects of blogging, such as post ideas, content scheduling and social media planning. This year I opted for the same method as last year; just using the Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner, which allows me to plan, schedule and jot down any ideas and notes.

Planners are, for me, a great way to get all those little ideas swimming around my head onto pen and paper and if like me you've quite the anxious mind, it can really help to sit down and work through things. Ideas become clearer, I've become far less forgetful and overall, I end up feeling happier because I'm more organised.

If you've been curious about using a daily planner but not sure whether they're right for you, I really recommend checking out the huge variety on offer from Erin Condren, or if you want to try somewhere a little closer to home (with Erin Condren being an American brand), then stationary shops like Paperchase and even Wilko's also offer a great affordable variety of planners and diaries.

I'd love to know whether you're a planner fan as well, what your favourite brands are and even what pens and accessories you use. Do you buy glorious sets of pens or stick to Etsy for the more personal touch? Let me know - and if you do want to try Erin Condren for yourself, you can use my customer referral* link to get $10 off your first order!

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