Monday, February 17, 2014

My Latest Love Affair



Lately I've been changing up my routine more then usual and a lot of that is thanks to my beloved little friend, my life planner from Erin Condren.



It took me almost 2 months to purchase the life planner simply because it is expensive [$50] and I have never been able to stick with using an agenda of any kind. However I spent many nights watching different YouTube videos of people unboxing their planners or doing reviews and finally at the end of November I bit the bullet and got one.

I've been using it every single day since it arrived the second week of December. I've purchased special pens for it [Infinity, they don't bleed through] and today I took it a step further by picking up stickers and washi tape.



WHO AM I?

The truth is, the more I write lists or plan, the better I feel. When I am organized, my anxiety is lower and my life is happier.




At the beginning of this year I started writing my daily workouts in the planner and the amount of calories I burned during that workout, which is tracked by my Polar FT4 heart rate monitor and then I added the totals for every day of that week to share my weekly burns.

This has turned into a big source of my motivation because I find myself craving to beat the previous weeks burn, but it also allows me to compare why my workouts weren't as good [eating/busy day/SNOW]  and I know how to improve going forward.

I also use my life planner to write all of my meals during the week, and I try to on the weekends but don't make myself crazy if I don't. Again so I am able to see what I am eating VS what I am burning or just to see how many poor decisions I can make in a day... which is a lot some days.

This planner comes with me everywhere I go, I keep my bills/spending in there, birthdays, work and personal events and everything else I have already mentioned. It has also turned into somewhat of a diary for me as of late, writing in special 'unplanned' things that has happened on a particular day so when I go back and read over my year I'll have that memory recorded.



I talk about my LP all of the time on my vlogs but since I haven't written much about it I wanted to give a mini review for those of you who may be on the fence about buying this product or something similar.



It really has helped me change the way I look and do a lot of things.
I am IN LOVE with my life planner and planning my life! 

 



12 comments:

  1. Gosh it's so pretty! I LOVE all the stickers too!

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  2. I love how you are using the planner. I get mine tomorrow! I've been tracking it's stop like a stalker. I can't wait to get organized. I feel out of sorts with everything and I'm so tired of it. Will check out the pens you mentioned I bought the ones from EC, so I'll see how those work. BTW the "we love EC" group on FB is a great place for decorating ideas...it's so sucking me in to the planner. :)

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    1. Definitely just asked to join that group... you have made the obsession grow even more!! Thanks!!

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  3. I was thinking of getting one but unfortunately didn't find out about these until after I had already purchased 2 planners for the year ...so I think I'll wait until next year but I definitely want one of these! They're so pretty and organized :)

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  4. This is beautiful! :) I use a little red book for all my writings, bills, food ideal, grocery lists, journal, plans, ect, but it's not pretty like this, but my aunt makes me homemade planners which are gorgeous and I use that for my planning! But I like these, super cute!

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  5. Interesting comments - I Appreciate the points . Does someone know if my business might find a blank My Life Planning Workbook copy to work with ?

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  6. Greetings! My friend got ahold of a blank My Life Planning Workbook version at this place my life planning workbook

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