Happy 2018! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. Now that we have turned the page on 2017, it's time to start getting things in gear for 2018.
I have seriously neglected my Happy Planner the past few months. I’ve planned and budgeted but I haven’t always put things into the planner. So, one goal for this year is to use the planner. Before I begin using it, I need to get it ready.
My Happy Planner is an 18 month planner that I purchased in April for July 2017 - December 2018. I added the expander pack so I could begin using my planner in April. My planner originally came with black binder rings but I bought another set of rings so that I’d have more room in planner. So, I ripped out the 2017 pages.
Ok, I didn’t rip the pages out. I took them out and put them in my old rings. Then my 2018 planner was ready. Look at the amount of pages I took out!!
I decided that I wanted to make my own cover. I just took some pretty paper, added 2018 and some stars and quotes and then I covered it with clear contact paper. I do have a laminating machine but I find it so easy to just use the contact paper. It’s sturdy and I don’t have to wait for anything to heat up!
Now that my planner is ready, all I have to do is write in my bills and add some appointments.
Oh, and decorate! Go to town decorating. Enjoy yourself. I use stickers that I get from everywhere -- Dollar Tree to Michaels. I don’t discriminate when it comes to planner stickers. I also use paper pads to decorate my planner.
The main thing is that you plan. It doesn’t matter the brand of the format, just plan.
If you are wondering what my planner game was for last year I’ll link it here. If you are wondering how long that lasted --- meh, 3 months. I bought my Happy Plannerin April.
That means you should come back and just to see what I’m planning in.