Anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows I LOVE stationery. Notebooks, planners and pens are some of my favourite things to shop for. I had seen the Happy Planner on social media and then a colleague at work showed me her Happy Planner. It was so pretty and I was completely sold! I knew I
wanted needed one! I love the feeling of a fresh new year and the feeling of hope to be organised and prepared. These planners are definitely a way to help me do that. I thought I would share with you the features and benefits of using this planner. If you are looking for a planner I would highly recommend the Happy Planner.
“Currently this month”
At the start of each month, there is a page that has a birthday section to highlight any birthdays I need to plan for in the month. Then a currently this month section with a list of different areas. There is also a space for notes and any important dates I need to remember. This gives you a chance to track the month ahead. I love having the currently this month, I think it will be interesting to look back at the end of the year and look at what I was interested in and doing in each area each month.
Monthly future log
At the start of the month, after the currently this month section there is a double page spread with the monthly future log. This allows me to write important events, work commitments and appointments in. I then have an overview of my month and gives me a chance to schedule in times for my blog and self-care. Having this log to refer back to means I am organised with planning appointments and I do not double book myself. Each monthly spread has a monthly task section. I have decided this is where I am going to write any tasks/goals specifically blog related. When they are written down there, its my reminder to stay focused and keep me motivated.
Each month is broken down into days and you have a column of 3 boxes for each of the days. I like to not only fill them with appointments, work commitments and events, but also tasks. I usually break all my tasks down and plan the week, so by the end of the week I have achieved everything I needed too. As I recently joined back at slimming world I also use some of the space to right down meal plans, preparation is everything!
At the start of each month there is a tab with the name of the month on, this makes it so quick for me to find the right page I need. Plus they are such a pretty colour and compliment the planner well. Throughout the planner separating each month is a cute picture or design.
I chose the design “Life is Lovely” with flowers, in the classic size for 18 months. I thought the design was pretty. I think the black and white stripes look bold and compliment the cover well.
Fancy a change or want to add pages?
This planner is definitely the most versatile I have seen on the market so far. The unique way the planner is bound together allows you to remove pages to either fill in, add washi tape and put back or remove them completely. They come in all different designs and colours. Mine were grey with cute heart cut outs. But you can also purchase or make your own additional insert pages. There are for example inserts for monthly budgeting and Christmas gifting. All you need is to purchase the particular hole punch and you are good to go to make your own pages! You can even change up your front covers and purchase different designs, which I think is such a unique feature.
The Happy Planner have a Youtube channel and an Instagram account. Stephanie who created the company often will go live discussing new products like stickers books, new inserts for your planners and new planners and their designs. The planners come in various sizes, there is also planers with a specific purpose such as the Student Planner, so there really is something for everyone. I have linked their accounts, in case you want to find out more, or you are hunting for inspiration.
I have bullet journaling for 2 years, so I have decided to try this out for a year and see what I think. However, I have been watching so many bullet journal videos on youtube and I secretly want to fill in my brand new bullet journal I have in my draw too. But I know it will not be productive to have 2 forms of planners. Like the bullet journal where I developed my own themes and styles, I am only starting out this month, so I am excited to develop as the year goes on.
Have you ever seen the Happy Planner before, what’s your favourite planner? I’d love to hear in the comments.