Planner Layout Review: March 2017

Illusions of Productivity

March Madness. It’s never too late to get your shit together.

Happy Friday! March Madness is just about over and I am definitely looking forward to April. Work has been really busy, keeping me up late and out of the house early in the morning. Launching my blog this month has been a fun experience, opening up my creativity. I’ve really enjoyed working with WordPress and the social aspect of their platform. Originally I started this blog on Wix, but then I felt alone in the vast wide web; at least with WordPress, there is a definite sense of community. I also discovered Bloglovin’ yesterday and now I just can’t stop going down the rabbit hole!

Each week as I sit down to layout my planner journal, I never go in with intentions or a theme, I just start coloring, sticking, and taping. Sometimes I really dig where I end up and other weeks, I’m not really a fan, but alas this is all part of the creative process and such is life – I must accept it and continue with what I have…. right?

Here is my monthly review of March featuring sticker artists Sticker Doodle Shop¬†and Pear Tea Stickers. Hope you enjoy! Please let me know if you have any favorite layouts =) I’d be happy to hear what you think.

Looking forward to trying out new goodies on etsy.

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February 20 – 26, 2017

Creative Writing

There are a lot of expectations I put on myself. I need to remember it’s ok to relax.

Yesterday I wanted to do so much, but with the rain, I just didn’t want to leave the house. I sat around and went through a wave of emotions, occasionally asking myself if I was OK.

I work hard, 9 – 5, sometimes 7 – 5, Monday through Friday; and I get so caught up in my future plans, which then gets me worked up on my current plans. It’s the Virgo in me to criticize myself harshly, and endlessly. It’s a viscous cycle to get caught up in. With that said, when those waves of emotions hit me, usually when I have down time, I I go through this inner battle telling myself to relax and also telling myself I’m not using my time wisely, and then another part just wanting to say fuck everything, what is all this hard work for anyways? I get so caught up in my dreams, the clouds grow and float so far away, sometimes they seem impossible to reach. Especially in moments when I have time to think about them.

This is why I’m obsessed with lists and planners, it gives me an illusion and remedy to my anxiety. Lately my mantra has been the word “EFFICIENT” what can I do now to ensure I’m setting up a solid foundation for my future plans. Instead of daydreaming about the big picture, I need to fine polish the smaller details. Mindfulness is needed to focus on the here and now.