If there’s something that’s always guaranteed to get me excited, it’s new stationary. Nothing feels better than opening up the first page of a fresh new notebook or using a beautiful pen for the first time. I know you know what I’m talking about. I’ve got a pile of unused notebooks at home, but let me loose in a shop with gorgeous stationary and you won’t be able to find me again.
I’ve always been a paper and pen kind of girl. Even though I use digital tools for some things like my blog editorial calendar, I use paper for everything else. Plans, lists, thoughts, dreams and anything else. So if you’re a stationary lover too, today I wanted to share my favourite everyday staples that will be useful for bloggers everywhere.
#1 To-Do Lists
I used to be the type of person who’s to-do list was written on sticky notes all around the room. Now I do it differently. To-do list pads are an absolute life saver. You can see everything you’ve got to do in one place and they’re usually compact enough to take with you everywhere.
I recently reached out on Instagram to ask for advice about to-do lists, because I was feeling overwhelmed with my own. I was given some great tips that I’m going to start implementing:
- Prioritise tasks in order of urgency (based on deadlines)
- Eat the frog (do the task you’re dreading the most first to get it done)
- Number them - ask yourself what needs to be done today and what can wait till tomorrow
- Break your tasks up into smaller ones.
I’m still trying to find the perfect method - but a pretty pad makes it even easier to start.Read More