Before I talk about planners I want to give a disclaimer... yes I know it sounds crazy that I enjoy using a planner and spending money on decorating it but... oh well!
I have always had a love for planning (like that one time when I thought I wanted to be a wedding planner) and using planners. I enjoy writing down the tasks I want to complete that day or events I have in the future. I look at my planner like a diary/scrapbook, writing down things that happen that day or memories that occur throughout the months. After I finished school I stopped using my planner and just lived moment by moment not stressing about what I had to do that day/week/month. I noticed over time that I started to be lazy throughout the days and not do anything before or after I had to go into work. This is when I purchased my first 'Adult Planner' (for lack of a better name). I would write down silly little tasked just to keep on top of things such as "take a shower" , "do laundry" & "prep for work". This over time made me a very productive & positive person because I felt like my mornings had more purpose. I felt accomplished that I did the little things I needed to get done that day before I gave myself time to read/watch tv/ect.
Over time my planner addiction evolved... I began to research the best planners out there and learn about what others do with their planners (this was another slippery slope of the internet). There were so many different ideas, layouts and styles to keep my thoughts together in a functional yet aesthetically pleasing way. Which is when I made my second 'adult planner' purchase of the MAMBI - Happy Planner. This purchase set me over the edge of being a crazy planner person. I began decorating my weeks with stickers and writing my to do's neatly with percise pens.
...& now I am here, writing blog posts about my planner and how addicted/ in love I am with it! I have even considered joining the planner sticker business (only jokes..).
But all jokes aside I find that keeping a daily to do list is really helping me keep on track. Behind all the pretty stickers, nice fonts and time spend on planning my planner... I really do see a difference in myself when I attempt to complete all tasks of the day.