I love planning, I love organizing, I love to do lists and I love being on a schedule, so you can imagine how much I love planners or agendas, whatever you prefer to call them. I think my love for planning came from writing in my diary as a child. It was something I looked forward to every night before I went to sleep. Some where within my daily post I would write about what I was going to do the next day. I probably bought my first planner when I was sixteen. It had to be something with a beautiful design and I was obsessed with buying the right pen too.
Until today, I look forward each year to buying a planner. For years, I bought a planner that followed the school year or was split between July of one year to June of the next year. For the last decade, I’ve preferred buying a planner that starts in January and goes the full twelve months of that year.
A couple of weeks ago I was wondering around one of my favorite stores (and I’m sure yours too), Anthropologie. I love everything about Anthropologie; their clothes, accessories, furniture, home stuff, books, etc., I love it all. This time I went in they had a table full of planners, diaries, notebooks, pencils, pencil cases and a bunch of random books. As I walked around the table checking everything out, I came across the Happiness Planner. It was in this beautiful bubblegum pink color with gold writing, I immediately picked it up.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” -Zig Ziglar
On one of the intro pages there is a post from the founder of The Happiness Planner, Mo Seetubtim. She talks about life and how it’s not an easy road and sometimes it’s hard to stay positive. She then talks about how it would be great to wake up everyday feeling excited, being able to handle anything that life throws your way. This is why she created The Happiness Planner. As she explains, most planners are focused on productivity, The Happiness Planner is focused on welcoming more joy, positivity and of course happiness into your life.
There are a couple of different versions of The Happiness Planner. The version that was available at Anthropologie was the 100-Day Planner, which is undated. Considering I just bought my 2016 planner, this was fine for now. Funny enough, when I went to their website, the Jan-Dec Happiness Planner was sold out and still is. I think I might even pre-order it for next year to make sure I get one in time. The other planners they have are The Happiness Planner (July-June) and the 52-Week Journal, which is undated as well. They also sell notebooks, notepads and super cute pencils with inspirational messages on them.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
The other great thing about the planner is they have inspirational quotes throughout it as quick reminders or pick-me-ups to keep you focused on your goal. What’s also nice is all their products come in beautiful colors such as, peach, pink, white, yellow, mint, Tiffany blue, baby blue, periwinkle, navy blue and gray.
I haven’t started using the planner yet, but I will starting Monday. Since I have the 100-day planner, I am going to use it as a diary and focus on my goals for the year.
For those of you who are like me and love staying organized and using planners, you must check out The Happiness Planner. Whichever version you buy, let me know how you like it.
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