Smiling makes us (well me anyway) feel good. Life can be hard sometimes. So hard. Planners help with that: they let me know where I need to be and what I need to be doing. Appointments, meetings, schedules, TV... It all goes in the planner. Just having everything I need in one place makes me feel better.
It's why I always make sure I put things that make me smile in my planner. It might be the dividers I use, or the dashboards I've made. It might be a cute quote on a postcard or journaling card. It may even be the washi tape or post-it's I've used. But it will be there.
I love this little quote and to be honest it's more of a goal than anything. I'm very good at forgetting to focus on the positive. This reminds me that I should.
This is my absolute favourite journalling card. I know it may not be much to look at but I carry this one with me everywhere. As I said, sometimes I can be a bit of a pessimist, but this card has yet to be wrong!
I love the way my paperclip compliments my card here. You can see my favourite tucked away in the pocket there. As my A5 is bigger I have a quote in the front as well as on my dashboard. You may have noticed I have a thing for quotes at the moment.
Never stop trying to fulfil your dreams. This I feel is pretty important to me. My dreams are pretty simplistic: family, happiness, masters, but I never stop trying to fulfil them. Plus that postcard is super pretty, I love Paperchase.
Sometimes I clip quotes and things to my week, or even swap them out mid-week depending on my mood and how my week is going.
How about you, does your planner give you something to smile about?