Hi. Get ready to change your life, like right now. Lots of awesome photos and organization in this post.
These planners are my new sanity enhancement. Life improvement. Organizational genie. Magic happiness fairy.
Ugh. I love them so much I just want to show pictures and not type words. But I must share.
Some of you know that I’ve been a fan of Mayi Carles for quite awhile. She’s been my creative magic fairy coach for almost 2 years and is the best cheerleader, like, ever. Also, her Friday Video Time posts are basically the best way to end the week. Anyway, she has these awesome things called Life is Messy Planners and even though I’ve known she’s awesome for forever, I never bought them. One day I was feeling particularly unorganized, without purpose or direction – a long mental list of things I wanted and needed to do and no way to manage it, track it, help me remember it. And boom. There was Mayi and her planners. I snagged the pack, and have not looked back.
- Daily To-Do Planner. I sit down every evening or morning and write out my entire day. I cannot describe how this has improved my life. Actually I can. I get SO MUCH ACCOMPLISHED I’m like the accomplishment queen now. I don’t watch TV while working. I remember to eat. I don’t get sidetracked with Facebook or Pinterest. I DO get everything done. I DO stay motivated. I mean, Sara DOES. Right?!
- Weekly To-Do Planner. For things like “pay this bill by this day” or when I need to run an errand at some point, or when I need to order those stupid contacts already because I’m on my last pair for crying out loud.
- Peeking on the side there is my “To The Market!” grocery printable. I know! I use my own printables, too! Go snag one here - it’s free.
As each hour passes and/or I finish whatever is in the box, I like to color in the little circles. Because coloring is fun, even (especially?) for adults. Oh but there’s more to color!
At the end of the day, I love to color in the smilies and take a few moments to reflect on my day. Admittedly, if my mood is poor, it instantly improves when I reflect and choose a face to color in. And yes, I am keeping these in a folder for safekeeping. Because I keep things.
And there’s even more coloring!
I love this mini water intake tracker. I love coloring in the glasses as the day goes on. It’s like a mini race almost. And, like the early start time, the empty glasses mock me when I look up at them. I’m refilling my tumbler more than ever before.
I keep these tacked to my cork board above my desk – easy access for checking in with my progress, adding items, and obviously for coloring and checking things off. The Month at-a-glance calendar is also super useful:
The cool thing about these planners is that it’s more than a daily, weekly, monthly agenda. There’s goal tracking, idea cultivating, yearly income tracker, fitness goals + plans, and so much more. If you’re starting or running a business, these are so for you. If you’re a busy working professional, these are for you. If you’re a stay-at-home-and-super-busy-mom, these are for you. And they are so pretty! I love all of Mayi’s illustrations, and having that little extra pretty in my day has seriously improved my productivity and even daily contentment.
Seriously. Man-Piece made fun of me when I first started using these planners, saying something like, “You just like them because they’re pretty.” Um, well, yeah, duh. It’s not nearly as fun to put your to-do list on a blank sheet of paper, now is it! And thus why I was so unorganized before.
My website and blog organization has also skyrocketed. The Monthly Blog Planner and Monthly To Do Planner are both great. Great place to jot down post ideas, cross off posts I’ve done, ideas for collaboration, projects, literally anything. And you don’t even have to be a blogger to benefit.
Also Mayi doesn’t know this, but the fact that the daily planner starts at 6am and I typically don’t get up until quite a bit later than that (cough not telling you when) has slowly and subtly shamed me into starting my day earlier. Haha. Who knew a pretty piece of paper would be the thing to get my lazy self out of bed. [And glass containers strike again! Look how pretty my push pins look in a shot glass!]
I love every single one of these planners, and see Aladdin reference above. Because ya’ll, life IS messy. And I am not ashamed to say that pretty paper goods help me stay on top of the mess. Do you want some? I bet you do. Because seriously they are SO pretty and useful! If you want to snag a set to keep up with your own messy life, go snag some here.
NOTES: I work full-time from home for an actual company. If anyone happened to notice the sample daily agenda features lots of blogging and photographing, please note it’s a sample of perhaps my ideal day, should my full-time job ever go away. I don’t actually blog and do crafty projects all day, despite my hopes and dreams. Also note: the links above are affiliate links. I’m an affiliate for Mayi because I love her, she knows what she’s doing, and her planners are amazing. I would share these awesome beauties with you even if I wasn’t an affiliate. I also subscribe to her newsletter and have paid for one-on-one coaching. If you have an issue letting me benefit from your purchases, use this link to find her planners.