It’s no surprise that I am a pen and paper girl, I’ve been using a planner for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school I had a planner for school and instead of writing down homework assignments I wrote down every detail of the outfit I was wearing, so I wouldn’t repeat it. I think I wasn’t destined to be a fashion blogger.
However, opening a brand new planner can be intimidating. I know for me I don’t want to scratch anything out or “mess” it up, I have this Instagram planner expectation in my head. I can promise you that’s not what my planner looks like in real life. I actually sat down with Erin Condren herself and that’s not what her planner looks like either (read more here). I also like to use my planner to save memories that happened in the week. Let’s take a deeper dive into how I use my Erin Condren LifePlanner
How I Use My Erin Condren LifePlanner
I have a full review of the Erin Condren LifePlanner that you can read here, where I talk about all the details and why it’s worth the investment. Like I mention there, I personally love the vertical layout because I can break out each day by work, personal and blog. I’ve seen a lot of people break out into morning, afternoon and night which is a great idea too! The vertical style doesn’t work for everyone, my mom prefers the horizontal layout and I know some girls who opt for the hourly, so you have to find what works best for you.
I like to give each week a theme with washi tape, a color scheme and coordinating stickers. I am a big fan of the Erin Condren pens because they are dual-ended and come in so many great colors! They are also easy to write with and work really well for hand lettering.
If I do have to scratch something out, I love to use the stickers that come in the back or the large circle stickers to cover up the mistakes or rescheduled events. That way I don’t have to worry about a sloppy looking day or week.
How I Incorporate Memories
Something I love doing is incorporating photos or memories. I noticed that each week I would have little fun things like concert tickets or pictures, even dove candy wrappers (you know those motivational wrappers from chocolates). I hated just throwing them away, but I didn’t know what to do with them. I started using washi tape or regular tape to put them in my planner, so when I look back at that week I can remember all the fun things that happened.
I love doing this because I keep my past planners and acts as a mini scrapbook. It’s fun even now to look just a few months back and reminisce.