Do you keep a planner? I do. I can’t live without one. I love having an open calendar where I can see all of my events and dates in one place. I use both a date book and a desk calendar. One I can bring with me on the go and the other is placed in a specific spot where I know I can look everyday. I also keep a small notebook and pencil case in my purse for whenever the mood strikes. I jot down daily notes, thoughts, and ideas. And guess what, I don’t use an app– I use good ole fashioned pen and paper.
Today in our digital world, the act of physically writing has become something nearly obsolete. Why use a piece of paper when I have an electronic notebook to store all of my to-dos? There are several benefits to writing things down instead of typing them. For one, when you pencil in an upcoming event or a to-do list item, you’re more likely to remember it. That means you’re less probable to miss an appointment.
Want to start a planner but don’t know where to begin? Here is a small list of planners and calendars I love:
Smythson — These planners are GORGEOUS. Simple and clean, the crocodile printed leather binding draws oohs and aahs from all of my friends. Great choice.
Moleskin — A classic. I love how Moleskin comes in all different sizes– and I especially love their mini pocket-style calendars that fit perfectly in any handbag. I also use their notebooks to jot down thoughts on-the-go.
Kate Spade — Talk about cute. These planners are on the larger size and their designs are adorable. Kate Spade knows style.
Minted — This site creates custom calendars, and they are so cool. We made a personalized calendar for Jared for Father’s Day. It’s customized with family photos and important dates (like our anniversary!) It’s a really special gift for anyone. Jared loves his.
Do you keep a planner? Do you write your calendar down or do you use an app? Which do you prefer? I’m always taking new suggestions, so drop a comment below or share this post!