My First Month Using Day Designer

I don't know about you but I feel like I blinked and 2015 was over. It went by way too fast and I felt like I didn't accomplish all the things I wanted to. I decided that 2016 needed to be different. I need to be more intentional with my time and spend more time getting things done than watching netflix and taking naps.

Since time is finite, I knew I needed to figure out a way to budget it, just like we do with our money. Now before you check out and decide that this sounds too complicated, keep reading. I assure you that if I can do this, anyone can.

Enter: Day Designer. 

Now, I wouldn't just make this purchase willy-nilly. With a price point of nearly $70 ($59 for the planner then taxes and shipping) I entered into this purchase mindfully because I had to be sure I'd actually use it. My spending money is so precious to me and $70 could buy me like 4 really good lip glosses. Luckily, on the Day Designer website, they have a free printable of the Daily Planning Page. I printed out a week's worth and tried it out for a week. You guys, no joke, I got SO MUCH DONE.

There's just really alot to say for writing things down. Instead of having a list of these tasks in my mind that are overwhelming me, I put them on paper and everything felt so much more manageable. Then to take it a step further and plot it out by the hour, just really works for me. And yes, you better believe that I make time to watch netflix. This just helps me to not give in to watching 3 hours worth. Not that I do that or anything.

Now of course, there are days that I don't finish all of the things on my to do list, actually most days I don't finish everything. But the things that didn't get a check mark the day before just carry over to the next day's to-do list. 

I have also been using the printables for meal planning and grocery shopping and I'm obsessed.

All that said, I highly recommend the Day Designer by Whitney English. And it totally helps that they are all so gorgeous!