Welcome to our first post of 2017! Less than 2 weeks until we officially launch, it's such an exciting time but also very stressful. The best way to stay on top is PLANNING!!
There is a whole world out there of planning lovers and we happen to be one of them. Management planning is a step towards achievements and successes, personally or professional.
Here for you, we set up a super AFFORDABLE business planner but don't worry, after the festive spending period, this won't break the bank.
Planners can cost a lot of money especially
if you love big brand such as Filofax.
I personally have 2 Filofaxes and a Paperchase one,
in personal size because I love the ring binder system.
You can swap planners everytime you want, change papers, customise, create your own inserts...
It's a very versatile yet efficient system that works for me.
I used my personal size planner for both, personal and business matter
until i came across this very simple
black A5 planner in Tiger for £4.
The price really sold it for me. Inside the planner, there are only lined paper so it was a great opportunity to start a Business Planner,
set it up and customise it the way I wanted.
Creating my inserts
What makes the ring binder system so efficient
are the inserts used to separate each section.
I created 7 for now but in 6 months time I may only need 4. You need to find a system that works for you
and the way to do it is try different inserts.
I used A5 craft paper that I have put inside plastic document instead of laminating it. That way I can use the pocket for scraps, notes etc
For each insert, I wrote an inspirational quote.
Bringing my planner to life
This is the best part for me. I won't really decorate it as much as this planner will be for my business so I kept it very simple.
- A dashboard
- A calendar 2017
- Page marker
- A tassel that I made
- A week at a glance page created on Words
- A monthly page section created on Words
At the back of my planner, I added another pocket to store page clips, post it note, page flags...
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It's very practical yet still very pretty for me. I also like to use project life cards to write down my goals and inspirations.
I created a week at a glance page as well as a month one on words but if you are really creative you could design it all like in a bullet journal. I use the paper the planner came with for my daily planning using the bujo system.
If you have a planning system that works for you, please share it with us
We would love to hear from you!
Happy Planning and Happy 2017!!