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!