I just wanted to write a little follow up on my Life Planner that I bought last year. Remember it? This gorgeous Plum Paper Planner? Here are some posts to catch you up!
I really loved (and still love) this planner. But, I have decided not to buy another Life Planner this year. In fact, I might never buy another one again. In case you wanted an honest look at Life Planners in general, here are my reasons:
1. I did not use this planner to its full potential. I spent so much time customizing the “work”, “blog”, “home” and all the other sections – and 70% of the time, I just didn’t follow the customizations. I mean, they were really cool features! But, I felt like I wasted money on features that I didn’t have time to use on a daily basis.
2. The planner became a glorified grocery list. I guess I didn’t have as many schedules and dates to organize, and all I really did was right down to-do and grocery lists. I mean, I like grocery lists. But I don’t want to spend $40 on one!
3. It became a guilt purchase. I felt like I needed to use the planner because I spent so much money on it – and then I felt guilty for letting days go by without using it. That is not the point of a planner!
4. I have a better memory than I thought. Honestly, writing things down in the planner became repetitive. I know that I needed to clean the sheets, so why write them down in the planner 30 minutes before cleaning them? Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids and 10 schedules to juggle. But honestly, I can remember my appointments and plans just fine.
5. I like cheap simple planners. I already have a free planner that I am using for 2015 – and honestly, I am really excited to start using it :). All the guilt and pressure is off! Small, simple planners, here I come!
(This is in no way meant to bash Plum Paper or any other Life Planner business. The actual planners are great – I just don’t need one!)