6 smart diaries to help you finally get your shit together
Are you still writing shopping lists on the back of overdue electricity bills?
You know it, we know it: you can’t go on like this.
It’s 2018, baby. It’s time to dip your toe into the wild world of adult organisational stationery.
Life is better when you’re in charge of your own action plan. The first step? Getting that action plan written down in black and white. In fact, studies show that people who write stuff down tend to distill and process information more effectively, making them more likely to achieve their goals.
It goes without saying that the fancier the diary you purchase, the more life goals you will accomplish in that calendar year…
1. PLAN YOUR HUSTLE
Leanún is an Irish brand dedicated to aesthetics and stationery, founded by Cork mates Ciara, Éadaoin and Kate. Their pretty designs make scheduling fun.
Buy it from: Leanún Designs
2. HAVE IT YOUR WAY
With MadetoPlan organisers, you choose the start date, so there’s no fear of empty pages at the start when you receive your diary too late. you can even personalise the cover by having your name embossed on it.
Buy it from: Made to Plan, €24.51
3. THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL
Sometimes you just need to lay it all out on one page. This minimalist black and white grid wall planner is ideal for travel planning, busy families, school or college.
Buy it at: Doodlelove, €13.45
4. TROPICAL TOPICAL
This Tropical Paradise Palms Diary by Nikki Strange has a week per two pages, giving you lots of space to jot and pencil in important dates, appointments, birthdays, meetings, lunar cycles and more!
Buy it at: Nikki Strange, €14.50
5. A DAY AT A TIME
Too busy to think? If every day’s a blur of things to do and remember, this day-to-a-page diary will help. With a monthly planner and plenty of space for notes, it will help you make the most of every moment.
Buy it at: My Shining Armour, €22
6. WHO RUN THE WORLD?
The grand dame of organisers, this CEO OF MY OWN LIFE planner is is based on four key areas of your life: business & career, home & family, health & fitness and you… with gratitude and positivity in the middle. All wrapped in a leather and rose gold foil cover, natch.
Buy it at: My Shining Armour, €60