25 Jan 2017

# 2017 # Planner

Introducing my 2017 planner

Happy Hump Day! I can't believe it's almost February already - this month has gone so fast.

Today I'm introducing and reviewing my 2017 planner - The Portly Planner in Blushing Dalmatian.

It's just a little bit bigger than A5 (very similar to the Erin Condren planners). It also has gorgeous gold edging on the outside corners so I really don't feel guilty about it getting banged around in my bag! The front cover also features the company logo embossed in the right hand corner - it's so small you can barely see it though.

When you open the planner you're greeted by a "This planner belongs to..." page and a pocket (big enough for most items) on the right hand side. I was really impressed by the quality of the paper when I first opened it and there's been barely any bleed through in the weeks I've been using it!

One of the big features of the Portly Planner is that it is a goal setting planner. It encourages you to set your ultimate 2017 goal as well as smaller goals linked to other aspects of your life - You can then break down the goals into each month of the year. I haven't really used this feature much as my main goal is to graduate university and move in with Josh!

Along with the goal planning section, the planner also contains a finance section (spending and investments) and a holiday planner. Whilst those pages are really good, they're not very useful for a student and to be honest I doubt I'll ever make investments!

The monthly view of the planner is the perfect size for me. The notes and to-do section are perfect for keeping track of spending and any longer to-dos whist the months themselves fit my stickers in perfectly! I'm not so sure what to do with the challenges and inspiration boxes but I'm sure I'll come up with something soon!

The weekly view is definitely the best part of the planner! There's so much room to plan everything and I'm yet to run out of space. 

The gratitude box is a really clever idea and looking at it reminds me to write in my journal and just be more grateful for everything I have! You also get 9 to-do boxes per day which is more than enough for this student - It'll be interesting to see if I fill it up more during teacher training!

And there we have it - The Portly Planner. I think it's well worth the price and I really do hope I can stick with it all year!

Let me know if you have any questions xo

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