Five Planner Essentials

Today I thought I would talk you through these helpful things that help me plan a bit better than just plain old pen and paper.

I want you to know this, you can use these 5 essentials for anything in life not just blogging.

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AN A3 WHITEBOARD

I bought this in Whsmiths sometime last year for £6.99 I think I am pretty sure they still will be in there now. I have used a piece of pink card cut up into how many topics I want to cover wrote on with a sharpie to stand out and stuck on with magnetic tape which you can buy from Amazon for under a fiver.  I find that when I am planning blog posts I can bring down the relevant one and do a spidergram with all my ideas. I really do find it really handy. I then either take a pic on the phone of my ideas and add to OneNote or write it in a book.

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A DIY TO DO LIST

I made this to help me stay on track with what I had to do whether it was blog related or not it, and its super helpful. Write your thing to do on the tape and stick it up there on the board, when its done take it down..simple. I bought the mini clipboard from good old Wilkos The sticky blackboard paper and coloured tape from Amazon. These are two places I love to get my stationary from as its so cheap.

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A SELECTION OF NOTELETS AND WEEKLY PLANNER SHEETS

When out shopping and I come across notelets or weekly planners you can guarantee I’ve grabbed one or the other off the shelf and shoved it in my basket. They are great if you have an idea but don’t want to use up a whole sheet of paper or don’t have your technology to hand. The prettier they are sometimes you don’t want to use them. I got the first one in the sale in Primark for £3 possibly less, and the last two in HomeSense.I wish these had online stores, I would be penniless and many of you too.

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A NOTEBOOK FOR LITERALLY ANYTHING

I bought this years ago but I can’t remember where, and I didn’t write in it as I thought I want it to be organised and just about one thing when in fact the list on the front said it all write all sorts in there. So that’s what I have started to do. If you want to keep it in some sort of order then adapt it to your needs with an index, washi tape for marked pages, however, you wish.

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AN INSPIRATION PINBOARD 

Go pick up a large pinboard from your local supermarket or stationery store, open up Pinterest and look for some inspiration that’s going to keep you going when you are writing.  These are a few I printed out a few months ago and I do need to add a few more. You could make it into a vision board, put all your notes on it, photographs of people that make you smile or your cat or dog…you really can use it for anything.

There you have it I thought I would stick to 5 as I could have gone on and on. I’d love to hear what things you use to plan/organise yourselves.

Have a fab day and thanks for reading

Til next time…

hol

Happy The Journal – My First Impression

I am so over the moon with this fabulous journal I had for Christmas from my brother…

The bro did good. More like his girlfriend did.

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So if you haven’t seen or heard of it before it is one of Fearne Cottons creations that she has put together of positive thinking in a journal type way. It is really quite clever and different. I haven’t seen one like it before.

I thought I would give you a first impression of what I think of it and a peek inside of it too.

This is my first page…It gives you a whole page to write down your wishes for the year ahead but instead of putting ‘I want’,  you write it as if it has actually has happened so in mine you can see my positive points. I came up with 10. It took me about half an hour to wrack my brains to come up with some good ones.

Throughout the journal you will see these quotes which are not only positive but powerful too. I always get that instant boost when I read a good quote.

Heres an idea if you don’t always have your book to hand you could copy the quotes down into the notes section on your phone and when you need that bit of positivity you have it right there.

Skipping to February – Each month has a theme and you probably can guess from the prompts above that Feb is Love. Even if you aren’t in a relationship they are still relatable as most of this book is pointed towards self-love and improving your life.

At the end of each day you will have a face with no mouth… here you can put how your mood was on that day and then when you flip back through its a reminder of how you felt on that day.

As you can see the pages are a bright array of pastel colours but unfortunately its a cold and miserable day with little sunlight so I just had to adjust mine to look semi-decent.

You can buy this Journal in pretty much every bookstore there is worldwide. It’s also kind to your purse too just over a tenner and has so many pages of content its well worth spending your pennies on.

If you like writing/journaling and a bit of self-development then this is going to be just the book for you.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time…

hol

Living For The Now

Things that have troubled you maybe last week or last month, just niggly things should be pushed out of the picture.

Your life, the one you are working on to get as you want is

Today, not yesterday or tomorrow but today.

So don’t worry about what has happened or is going to happen.  Focus on the here and now, as tomorrow is never promised.

I firmly believe that worrying about things that can’t be changed is a waste of time and energy.

Put your all into things that you can make a difference to and be proud of what you can accomplish.

QUOTES ABOUT LIVING FOR THE NOW

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The Pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen.

Make it an inspiring story.

Til next time

hol

LIVE YOUR LIFE RIGHT DONT LET SOCIAL MEDIA DIM YOUR LIGHT

I have only been using a laptop/internet for about 10 years I grew up with just having the ones we used at school as means of using technology. There are some things that in these years I have been using social media I have come across and just thought I’d tell you my thoughts on them.

People very willingly will make a point of going out of their way to make someone feel like crap simply by typing in a vicious message online and not having any remorse over upsetting someone. Its best left unsaid if you can’t say anything nice then don’t post it, or talk it out face to face.

It really makes me sad to think that people live their lives by how many likes they have and if it diesn’t have enough they will take it off or how their instagram feed looks with a theme. i just post whatever as i really don’t think it makes a difference as its really not like that in real life.

Society and social media is making our younger generation think if you haven’t got this many likes, followers or nobodys commented then you are not good enough. That is absoloute bull. It has taken me a while to think i will do me and they can do them.  Worrying about fitting in when you definately were born to stand out

      Leaving somebody a snide remark on social media to make yourself feel better only makes you look like an egotistical ass. I am pretty sure your parents bought you up to be lovely human beings so think about how you treat people in the future. The saying treat people how you would like to be treated springs to my mind.

 

Lastly this is very typical on the likes of Twitter and Instagram. People feel like they have to have a big following to be liked or for brands to reach out to them. So they add heaps of people and the very next day they sneakily unfollow you. How very shallow. I am unsure if it will every change but there are apps out there if you want to see whos doing it.

LIVE YOUR LIFE RIGHT, DON’T LET SOCIAL MEDIA DIM YOUR LIGHT

GIRL QUOTES: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL 

I only found out a few days ago there was an International Day For Girls.

I know we have International Woman’s Day at the beginning of the year I believe that girls should be recognised too as being a powerful gender.

I found some pretty awesome quotes that show we are strong females no matter what age we are.img_1500

 There is no need to strive for perfection just be your amazing self

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Making a stand with other girls is much better than fighting against them.

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Never give up on your childhood dreams, trust me, mine has come true.

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Speak up and don’t let your thoughts and ideas be silenced.

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This Little verse reminds you that you are and always will be enough.

Thanks for stopping by

til next time…

hol

September Favourites 

I’ve seen better Septembers than this one but some things are just in the lap of the gods and we have to get on the best we can.

I do however like to have a look back at what things did make me happy/helped in some way throughout the month.

Here goes….

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LISTENING:

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This gorgeous little peach…my niece Daisy came over to visit me and Mum and we were both shocked when she got down off my brothers lap and ran across the room. My eyes filled with tears of Joy. I got her to say Hol Hol too which made me smile. Being an auntie is one of the best feelings in the world. You feel so loved. I became one at 12 and they’ve just kept coming since.

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BEING THERE FOR SOMEONE ELSE BRINGS WARMTH TO YOUR HEART AS WELL AS THEIRS SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

Thanks for having a nosey and I’ll see you in my next post…


Stay Positive QUOTES

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Many apologies for my absence I promise I’m back now

I thought this post would be quite appropriate as I have been having a rough time at the moment as most of you know.  But also for those of you that just need that little bit of a positivity boost.

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This one’s a fab find… you wouldn’t keep dead flowers in a vase so don’t keep negative thoughts stored up in your head

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Ok so when you think, it uses energy even though you don’t really think it does. You will feel it happening. That’s where you feel happy or sad by the positive or negative thoughts you have.

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In life, there are things you can’t change no matter how hard you try.  As much as it may stress you out at the time once you think to yourself let that shit go you will instantly feel a sense of relief and feel a lot happier.

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I am going to leave you here with 3 quotes that I have stored on my phone that make me smile when I read them and I hope they do the same to you too.

 

Last but not least write down these daily reminders and you’ll never have a bad day unnecessarily again.

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 Much loves and thanks for stopping by….

hol