The Happiness Planner

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
— Joseph Campbell

I cannot believe we are already in March of 2017. Tell me again how that happened because I honestly feel like it was just the beginning of 2016. If anyone has any tips on how to make time go by just a little bit slower, I'm all ears. While you think on that, I'm going to let you in on a little thing I like to call my personal lifesaver this year.

I've never been one to keep a planner. I've tried so many times but after a couple of weeks I would just get bored with it and never look back on it again. Which is why I am RAVING about The Happiness Planner! I heard about it through Zoe Sugg and thought I'd look into it a bit more and I am so happy I did! Not only is it the cutest planner I've ever seen -they have a handful of color options so you're sure to find something that fits you- but it actually has me looking forward to writing in it everyday. I've only been using it for a couple of months and I am already feeling so much more mindful and a little less stressed.

My favorite thing about these planners has to be the fact that there is no short supply of quotes throughout the planner, including one at the top of each page for every day of the year. That's at least 365 quotes to get you smiling throughout the year, from Leo DiCaprio to Ghandi.

Another really great thing about this planner is at the beginning of the journal, there is something they call the "Happiness Roadmap" that basically just lets you plan out your year and really think about your goals, your fears, and everything you want to accomplish personally and professionally over the year. It really just makes you lay everything out and, trust me, it puts things into perspective immediately. Like I said, I couldn't be more mindful about what I want to come from this year.

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Of course, like most planners, they have a calendar for every month to write down important dates with a section for notes on the side, which is great. Unlike most planners, there is a page for every day of the year that lets you plan out a little more in-depth, which is even greater. As I mentioned before, each day starts with a quote, then goes on to have sections as follows.

  • Today I'm excited about:
  • Main Focus:
  • Exercises:
  • Meals:
  • Schedule:
  • To-Do List:
  • Notes:
  • Good Things About Today:
  • What I'm Grateful For:
  • What I Hope For Tomorrow:

So, it gets you writing throughout the day and really look back and appreciate things. There is also a reflection page at the end of each month that makes you look back on everything that happened and kind of keep track of your growth. At the beginning of each month, it lets you formulate a plan for your personal goals as well as your work goals. 

Yes, there are plenty of planners out there and everyone has something specific they're looking for in one, but I can without hesitation say The Happiness Planner is one of the best out there and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get a little perspective in their life. I am no stranger to letting things stress me out more than they should and this planner has already helped me be a little less stressed. If you're in the market for a new planner, or even just a journal, please take a look at their website! 

Also, if you have any recommendations on planners yourself or how to keep yourself motivated personally or professionally, let me know in the comments below! xx