Monday, January 23, 2012

life (lahyf) | daily planner

I had been in search for the perfect planner since late November. At first I strongly considered the coveted Erin Condren Life Planners, but even though it had everything I wanted, the design really wasn't..."me".  And trust me I did consider shelling out $50 for this organized calendar notebook, but instead I searched for something similar that better fit my lifestyle.  A few weeks after searching, scoping Target, Staples and other journal sites, I saw Refinery 29 post this awesome article highlighting 12 stylish day planners.  Not only were each of the planners unique, but they were all within reasonable price.  After checking out each one with a fine tooth comb and scoping out the layout of each page, I finally landed on the MMMG Draw Your Tomorrow planner from The Hach.



Just like me, this planner breaks a few rules.  It is neat and very organized, but the entire planner isn't pre-dated with the 2012 calendar.  I have the flexibility of writing in my own dates and making it more like a journal notebook than a structured planner.  It's been a while since I have kept a physical daily planner around, but I find that writing things down keeps me accountable.  There's something so satisfying about writings lists or goals on a piece of paper and crossing them off when you've accomplished them.



Not only do I use my planner to help me remember important dates, doctor's appointments, weekly to-dos and what I need from the store, but I'm using it to track my daily meals and workout.  I forgot how much I loved writing things down on paper.  Although I love technology and how convenient it's making life, sometimes reverting back to the original way of how things were done is a lot more satisfying. 


|Do you keep a daily planner?  Are you someone who prefers to track your life on paper or with technology?|

8 comments:

LC said...

i just ordered the erin condren one! i wish i had seen cheaper options beforehand, but hopefully it turns out okay!

LC

Laura Go said...

This is going to sound crazy, but I have 3 planners. ok, 4. It's ridiculous, but I like to keep things separate but still in order. I have one for blogging, one for my health and reading goals, another for daily to dos and the last one for long term planning. weird? maybe. but they're all hello kitty :)

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Lisa - Archives Vintage said...

i also keep an old school day planner! it keeps me more accountable than an online one, i've found. i like your non-traditional one! :)

Kimberly said...

As much as I love technology I love my paper planner. I write out meal plans, "to do" list for home (because I always think of stuff while at work), outfit ideas, things for the blog, etc. I would be lost without out!

Rebecca said...

I keep all of my calendars on my phone, since it is easier for me to carry with me all the time.

City Girl Chicago said...

I couldn't relate to this more ~ this was the year I also searched for a daily planner after years of not using one, and settled on the jonathan adler planner which I'm happy with so far. I also have an unusual obsession with physically crossing things off a list on paper ~ techy lists on my phone or computer don't give me the same fulfillment :)

Alyssa said...

I always have to have a physical pen-and-paper planner. I have tried using my laptop/iphone but it is just not the same. Mine is small so i can transport it everywhere.

Kristen said...

Ooooh. I gave up on day planners a few years ago and went to multiple paper lists everywhere (I thought I would "go paperless" hahahaha, right). But it might be time to move back to a planner. I miss it so, and you linked to some GORGEOUS ones! Thanks for the idea.