CREATIVE PLANNING

Plan With Me | Hobonichi Weeks April 23-29, 2018

Plan With Me | Hobonichi Weeks April 23-29, 2018

Hey guys! 

I hope you are having a great week. It's another Friday Plan-With-Me video on my YouTube channel. For next week, I decided on a summer-themed calming blue kit called Beach Please. It is one of the Hobonichi Weeks Sticker Kits from our new releases! And she is stunning! I was having a "good planning today" when I was filming this too. 

Watch the video below to see how I decorated my Hobonichi Weeks pages!


As I mentioned in the video, this kit really matches the look...


HOW TO USE TRACKERS IN YOUR PLANNER

HOW TO USE TRACKERS IN YOUR PLANNER

We’ve been overly criticised for our obsession with decorating our planner. Perhaps the most ridiculous critique of all is that we don’t write or use our decorated pages. This may be true once in a while, but, generally, we continuously and pain-stakingly strive towards enhancing our planner to promote productivity. 

One of the easiest and quickest ways for your planner to help your creativity is using “trackers”. 

What’s a tracker?
In the planner world, a tracker is a mini-table that uses ticks, checks, numbers, colours, etc. to help you monitor your task/s. Think of it as checklist: instead of writing the task/habit...


TIME-DRIVEN vs TASK-DRIVEN PLANNING

TIME-DRIVEN vs TASK-DRIVEN PLANNING

This blog touches on the kind of planner that’s right for you. There are many reasons to start using a planner. I’ve even written about why you should start here. I recommend giving that a read before this post. 

For those of you trying to find planner peace*, new or seasoned planner girl, we struggle with the amount of choices not matching with our needs. Here’s the catch: you have to know what works for you. 

Here are two main planning systems out there:

TIME-DRIVEN PLANNING

WHAT IS IT? 
It’s a...


How to use multiple planners

How to use multiple planners

As soon as I posted the photo of my planners on IG (@paperjoyph - see buttons below), questions on how I use all my three planners come flooding in. Planners are marketed to aid in productivity and have everything accessible in one place. So, having three planners seem daunting and counter-productive. 

Admittedly, I have tried (and failed) multiple planner systems in the past. It took a long while, but I finally figured out how it works for me.

Here are my tips for using multiple planner systems:

1) PORTABLE PLANNERS vs AT-HOME PLANNERS
If I...


TOP 3 Reasons why you should start a planner

TOP 3 Reasons why you should start a planner

 

Scientific studies on mental health show that writing things down, or "expressive journaling", can improve life expectancy and quality of life. That's something all planner girls know!

A few days ago, just as we were about to launch our FUKUBUKURO 2018 shop event, my parterner's dad linked us to an article in the NY Times arguing for using physical planners, instead of electronic planners. The article was really cute and cited some science articles. It then continues on to recommend a select...