I have always been a planner since I was young. I love making to-do lists. My siblings would teased me when they see the glee in my face when I get to tick one of my to-do lists. But a friend of my mother said that is a good sign. She said that a child who likes to makes lists or uses a planner is a sign of goal-oriented person and will turn out to be a successful adult. Wow, I hope that is true because I would like to pass on to Naj and Fynn my love for scheduling, planning and making to-do lists.
Last year, I didn’t have only one planner but two! Hahaha! I couldn’t make up my mind which one to get. I have the Day Keeper and The Kikki.K Well Being Planners. I used the Kikki.K more than the Day Keeper. The Day Keeper was more of my collage/craft book but since I am not really a very craft-y, I hardly used it in the end. I was contemplating in what planner to get for this year. I was thinking of getting the Simplified Planner but it is expensive and requires to be shipped here in Singapore. There are several different options in Kikki.K for planners but I was not sure. I was also seriously thinking of getting a Kate Spade planner. Or out of simplicity, I might just get the 365 Days Planner. But I decided to think of what kind of planner that best suited me. I am very girly. I love being inspired. I love making lists. I like writing down my goals and gratitude lists. Then I realized I know exactly what planner I wanted to get. I used to have that planner that I believe best suited me before which is a gift from my sister on my birthday. I asked my sister to get me the Belle De Jour 2016 Power Planner in Manila, which she gave to me as a gift as a birthday/Christmas gift. Thank you sissy!
One of the great thing about this planner is that this is proudly Pinoy! I have the one in spiral notebook. I believe there is one which is sewn in like a book. The cover is hardbound and I love how pretty the lady in the cover. She looks feminine, empowered and filled with sparkles for the new year.
The first page is where you write your particulars just in case your planner will get lost so the founder would know where to return it. It also had an I AM A CERTIFIED BDJ GIRL on that page. Belle De Jour is French phrase which means “beautiful by day”. Succeeding pages is a letter from the Founder of Belle De Jour, Dar writing to her fellow belles. There is also a page for 2016 Goals with different categories like financial goals, relationship goals, health goals, etc. there is also a page for your Happiness List where you list down movies, mantra, food, music that makes you happy. There is a two pages for your Dream Board. I haven’t filled in mine. I was hoping to put photos and cut-out in it.
There is also a 2016 Checklist with some suggested things to do for an exciting 2016.
There are several more stuff to enjoy in your BDJ planner like the Ikagai page, What’s Your Next Big Idea page, Spend Smart page, Menstrual Tracker, Health Checklist, Beauty Essential Checklist, and Event Calendar for 2016.
Each month starts of with a colourful page of inspirational mantra and bullet points on how to go about it. This one is for the February month.
Then it proceeds with a page of overview of events for the month, a space for what good habit you want to achieve and a free space box.
Then you have the pages for your daily things-to-do. I like that it have these spaces on top for your personal errands list,gratitude lists, etc. It is set by weeks so I think that is great. You can identify your “big rocks” for the week like what is mentioned in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of a Highly Effective People. Since I am a blogger, I use the free coloured space below to write down the blog post I will published on that day.
There are several pages at the back of the planner for Weekend Plans, Bills Tracker and Cash Flow Tracker.
I am so in love with this planner. This will definitely be my yearly planner for sure. I can’t wait to fill the pages with my schedules, plans, goals and grateful list.
How about you? What is your 2016 Planner?
For those still without a 2016 Planner, get your BDJ planner here.