Happy New Year, everyone! I’m sure that just like me, you also look forward to a better year with positive vision about 2020. There’s a lot of goals and plans that we have in mind and we can’t wait to achieve and make them happen. For 2020, I have two planners that will help in making sure that I am on the right track as I have a tendency to become unorganized when there’s a lot of things to think of and remember. Sa dalawang planners na meron ako, dapat umayos na talaga ang buhay ko ha *wink*
Since I am a working mom, I need to maintain two planners – one for home,one for work. In the past, I didn’t have these kinds of planner but instead a plain notebook which I use to write my to-do’s, meeting notes and doodle when I’m wearing my supervisor hat. As for my home planner, I had an MDC Day Book, Papemelroti and DMCI (free from my sister who works there) I used to decorate my home planners using gel pens, stabilo and stickers. For 2020, my kikay planners are from National Bookstore and Starbucks (thanks to my generous boss)
I couldn’t decide at first which one I would like to use where because the SB was unexpected but since NBS has a budget tracker, I kept it at home. Here’s how the NBS planner looks like:
You have the current month’s calendar view. I wrote birthdays and other important events on this page.
Dotted pages are for the daily/weekly spread. It’s minimal which is perfect because I dont really like having to fill out a lot when there’s not much that I do at home. Aside from a few errands that I have to finish or remember, I write bible verses and happy memories on these pages.
When I was still using plain notebooks, I create my own weekly spread on blank pages which was enjoyable and helped a lot in releasing my stress but the problem is, I couldn’t keep up. Since I had to find a newdesign or template every week, it felt like an obligation rather than a hobby. So my new home planner is just right for me as I don’t have to decorate it anymore. If you’re like me who does not have time to design, try this one.
This Budget Tracker is a great tool to make sure that all expenses are listed down.
This NBS planner has this extra pages for Travel Goals, Book Reviews and Holiday Checklist.
The best part? I took it home for just 200php! Planners don’t have to expensive, just find the right one for you.
Now let’s take a look into my Starbucks planner. My boss gave it to me as a surprise for Christmas. I’m using this at work and it’s really effective in helping me accomplish tasks and remember what was talked about during meetings.
At first, I was thinking of not using it because the space looks small to me. This is how I write on the page and make sure that I don’t run out of space:
It does not have the calendar view per month unlike the NBS one but it has blank pages where I write my notes and has dotted pages, too, at the back. The planner came with an uber cute pouch, bookmark, stickers and of course, Starbucks coupons. If you’re not a fan of coffee, you can get this from people who sell theirs but you can have this planner for free if you complete SB’s sticker booklet. I’m not so sure though if SB still runs this promo.
I love these planners because of its simplicity. I recommend them to everyone especially to moms who need something to write on either for planning or journaling purposes. There’s no effort needed in coloring borders or putting on stickers if you’re the busy type. Their designs are not too much but just enough to put life in every page.
Remember that what’s important is you use your planner consistently to help you plan ahead, document memories and achieve your goals daily, monthly and all throughout the year.
This blog post is part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines January 2020 Blog Hop
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