It’s been more than a week since the New Year has commenced and so far, I’m feeling quite productive, thanks to the Woman, Create planner I got. If you’re like me who spends every 12th month of the year trying to scour the best planner available, then believe me, you’ll know the struggle of choosing the right one. Its purpose in my life can take credit of why I always stay on top of things – given that I’m a college student, blogger, freelancer, virtual assistant, and a hobbyist all rolled into one. Here are more photos and insights below:
To say that I’m picky when it comes to planners is an understatement. It was hard deliberating which one is the perfect one for me amidst the perpetual new releases in the market these days.
I have several factors determined first when choosing the right planner for me. It must have: 1) enough space to write all my agenda for the day, 2) interesting and useful features (like a bucket list page, savings tracker, pages for notes and scribbles etc) and 3) graphics that are either artistic or minimalistic – or anything between those lines, that’s fine.
Well, I hate it when I let myself get irresponsible and behind the schedule sometimes because of my inability to shift back to focus once I get distracted. There are some weeks when I’d get so caught up with all the brouhaha in life because I couldn’t manage my time properly.
Lately, I’ve incorporated my New Year’s resolutions accordingly to my daily planner, hopeful that by the end of the year, I’d get to accomplish more than half of it. On that note, it’s getting busier everyday with new client projects coming up, work, school, etc – so you could tell how congested this year is going to be for me.
But there is no such thing as being busy – really, it all boils down to time management.
This year, one of my resolutions is to completely engulf myself with more experiences and manage my shit altogether. Well, 2015 has taught me better, and I’ll be bringing these lessons with me on the remaining days of the year.
Featuring the first edition of the 365 Wonders 2016 Planner, Woman, Create is a planner-slash-art book that highlights the works of talented local artists, illuminators, writers, and dreamers alike. They bind together a joyous masterpiece, which makes a great companion for the rest of the year to induce creativity in every page. This planner is great if you want to find new inspirations and ideas for your creative journey with its every page filled with art, stories, poetries, lines, and wonderfully-thought insights.
I’d tweeted upon the start of the year my unmistaken determination to have more creative pursuits this 2016, and to make it more alive, I decided to order this planner for my own sake. The past year was too much a struggle for me and that came with realizations about doing well in time management.
I personally chose this planner because it suits well with my aesthetic and I admire its entire message of living life creatively and with happiness that go beyond what they sell.
Aside from the artistic approach of the Woman, Create planner, I find it great that the page is spacious enough to list down an entire day’s agenda. There is an idea corner located at the bottom of the page where I could scribble down my thoughts, list down the steps to accomplish my personal projects, or simply recall all the happy memories happening within the week.
I’m simply suffocated with the thoughts of what this year should be, of what I should accomplish by the end of it, and with that come the simultaneous attempts to battle my laziness and procrastination.
The quintessential benefits of having a planner are numerous, and I’m sure a lot could attest to that. I dig planners where I could freely express myself yet at the same time stay organized. I couldn’t pull my shit altogether without the use of one because, admittedly sad as it is, my brain functions one-sidedly.
Here, I just literally fell in love with the Woman, Create’s pages. Take a look at it for yourself. That’s just the sneak peak – the upcoming monthly pages have a lot more in store than that.
Moreover, I am really looking forward to what 2016 has to offer. I’m widening up myself to the new opportunities, experiences, and goals that I will acquire, no matter what it takes.