I’m pretty organized. Every morning I’m up early – running through the things I mentally noted that I needed to take care of. Somehow, I manage to stop at least once a day to concentrate on what I was “suppose” to do. On occasion, I remember whatever it is and other times it comes to me as I lay me head on the pillow. I’m not proclaiming that I’m forgetful but I will acknowledge when change is needed. I was determined to get my schedule in in check and become more productive.
I purchased a daily planner from target the beginning of the year. Things were on track but I didn’t have enough space to write down what I needed. So, I only used the monthly view pages, which allowed me to see when I was doing things. I needed more! A colleague (HA! – I said colleague) of mine had shown me her Day Designer Planner early this year and I never forgot it. So I thought maybe this is something I need to invest in. Needless to say, I kept going with my poor method and wasn’t maximizing my day. In this new position, I realized that I had to get some order in my schedule. I was on the hunt. I liked the Day Designer but it wasn’t me. I went to my homie, YouTube for answers. Through a few comparison reviews and unboxings, I found the one for me in the eRiN Conderen brand.
Here it is! Isn’t it lovely? If you would like to hear the details of the order and features included, please follow me on Periscope @stoical127 for the live review. Why I chose to go with this company? I like the customization options because I don’t want to walk around with the same planner as everyone else. That’s just one of my quirks. The colors were bright and changed throughout the year in the planner. There are motivation quotes, sufficient space to write and the little welcome pouch was a nice way to get you to try out other products. So I ordered the planner after I finally decided how I was going to decorate my work space. I decided on the Cynthia Rowley Floral office collection to breathe a little life into my cube of beige.
After some very stiff competition, I went with my favorite shade of blue in navy surrounded by flowers and we know how much I love flowers. In an upcoming post I’ll show you how I decorated everything. There are still things to hang on the wall. You all know decorating takes time. It’s never as easy as HGTV will have you to believe. Is it wrong for me to want a chic chair or should I hold of until I get my library? 😉 I’ll be looking forward to your feedback in the comments.
Other reasons why I went with this I like the layout. It allows me to break my day up into 3 sections that are important to me and provide room for changes. I’m not taking about morning, noon and night. My days consists of fitness, work and evenings. I’ll have some pictures after I set it up for you to have a peek into my daily life. Another unconventional criterion was the CEO‘s energy. She put a face to and voice to the products. I felt she understood what some of us busy people feel. We want to take care of everything but feel there’s NEVER enough time in a day. Some people wouldn’t have cared that she made those YouTube videos but it mattered to me.
I’m in love and have picked up quite a few tips on how I can make planning fun and personal for me. The cover is my very own (check my IG: @bmisunderstood) picture and the cover can be switched out with another. This is awesome for me because I like to change things up from time to time and like the idea that I never have to lose my cover because it’s time for a new planner.
I’ll keep you updated on how everything progresses through the year and if this method works for me as well. 🙂