Reasons to be cheerful - 7th February 2019

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

My reason to be cheerful this week is super-simple... I've got back to being organised. To be honest, I'm always pretty organised, but I find that I do it better when I keep my planner updated and then tick things off as I do them. 

I am totally a paper planner girl, although I do now actually keep appointments on my phone too (and yes, I even keep it updated), but I always find that writing things on paper with a pen makes me far more likely to actually do them.

Small turned out not to be beautiful...

Not in the case of a planner anyway, I've toyed with A6 and pocket-sized planners, but I've come to the conclusion that A5 is the best size for me. I've played around with different types of planner (some of them really expensive), and I've constantly gone back to a simple A5 week to view diary.

I love stickers and stuff...

One of the things that I've also decided to embrace is that I do love the stickers and stuff that the planning community use and as I have a pile of them that my stationery addiction has 'forced' me into buying, I've decided to use them, because when I sit down on a Sunday to plan my week adding stickers and stuff to the pages helps me slow down and think about what I need to do and how I might approach it, so I'm adding that to my routine now. Also, I love a good motivational quote.

So, that's my reason to be cheerful this week, that I'm back to planning heaven. Pop over to Mummy From The Heart to see why other bloggers are feeling cheerful this week...


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  1. I'm with you. A5 week to view is the way. This year I'm doing A5 day a page and it's too much!

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    1. I had a page a day once and I know exactly what you mean. I like to get an overview of what my week looks like :-)

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  2. I am getting into the whole planning thing in the domestic arena - high time too! And like you I am embracing stickers and pretty stuff planning wise this year. So far meals are planned which means less food waste, saving money which I need to do and creative time with m would-be chef son too. I can comment on your blog - there's a reason to be cheerful! And I picked up a Happy Planner which is glorious and will help me ensure things get done on the home ed and other fronts #R2BC

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    1. I totally agree about meal planning, it saves so much money and time xx

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  3. I also love planning and planners but I also don't want to be like those people who make Fly-Lady videos of their household planners. They show enormous ring files full of every movement in the house meticulously planned from morning to night. I can't decide it's funny or sad. Anyway, I'm with you. A good planner, a few stickers and coloured pens to make it fun, and lots of good intentions.

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    1. I love FlyLady's ideas and I do do her weekly homeblessing, but you're so right about the HUGE ring binder with every movement timed to the second (or 15 minutes, anyway).

      I'm much better if I have things written down, they're far more likely to get done, but that's all I need.

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