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I began relying on planners when I was in high school, and have always loved writing out my tasks, goals, and dreams. If I don’t write something down, then I’m not as likely to get it done (much less even remember it). And let’s talk about the thrill of crossing something off a to do list – Isn’t that the best feeling?! It gives me such a great sense of accomplishment. I have been using a planner app on my phone that lets me color code everything (Nerd alert), and I recently began using the Lauren James Timeless Planner. There a lot of unique features about it that I haven’t found in other planners, and I’ve listed the highlights below. This planner has been a lifesaver with trying to manager the blog along with my full time job. I’m always looking for ways to optimize organization and get more done, and I’d love to hear what strategies you use to stay on top of everything in your life!
In case you haven’t heard of Lauren James before, it is a lifestyle brand started by an amazing girl boss (registered nurse-turned fashion designer), with a focus on clothing & accessories which are feminine and classic, with the perfect touch of preppy. One of my favorite things about this planner is that it lasts a full year, no matter when you start it. Most other planners start in August, but with the Timeless Planner the months are filled and the days are left blank, so it can be used for a full year from whenever you decide to start using it. In addition, there are monthly/weekly/daily overview pages, which allow you to be as detailed or as broad as you’d like. It’s also filled with beautiful imagery and inspirational quotes. In addition to being focused on organization, it also helps to prioritize health (tracking your water intake, meal planning, and workouts), as well as keeping inventory of goals for your professional & personal life… Very helpful for a busy scatterbrained girl like me!
My favorite features:
Monthly goals tracker
Weekly meal planning
Daily water intake tracker
Monthly/Weekly/Daily overview pages
A full page for notes at the beginning of each month
- A folder in the back of the planner (to hold important things like receipts and business cards)
Sticker Pages (Hair Appt., Doctor Appt., Day Off!, Sale!, Date Night, Formal, Bid Day!, Function!, Game Day!, Study, Birthday!, Party!) – These make it even more fun!
These beauties are also a great price point at $28. Whether you’re headed back to school in the fall, or wanting to stay organized with work and life, be sure to check out it out. It is available in 3 prints (blueberry, pink chandelier – as shown in my photos, and gold tulip).
I can’t go without mentioning my favorite coffee mug from Ashley Brooke Designs. In addition to being one of the sweetest people on the planet, Ashley Brooke is an amazing designer and lady boss whom I look up to and admire. She creates the cutest accessories and décor that always motivate me and puts a smile on my face. She’s also one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram, and she is even nicer in person. Y’all go check her out!
I’d love to hear about your hacks and tips for staying organized & being productive. I have to admit I’ve been on the struggle bus lately trying to manage the blog along with my full time job in medical sales. Having a good planner has helped immensely, and it has become my new BFF! What do you think helps you the most to keep your ducks in a row?
Photography by my sweet friend and blogger buddy Girl Meets Bow
*This post is compensated by Lauren James, but all opinions are my own.
How I Stay Organized with the Lauren James Timeless Planner