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?|