SoftThistle Life

Planner Sunday

Marylin8 Comments

Sunday is one of my favourite days of the week. 

You wanna know why? 

It's the day I get to look to the week ahead and plan out what I'm doing. 

It's the day I choose from my rather large collection of washi tape to decorate my filofax and use pretty coloured pens. 

Basically, I get to play with my planner supplies and have fun with pretty things! 

It's become a bit of a ritual for me now. 

Once the kids go to bed, I get into a comfy top and leggings (if I'm not already), find something to watch on Netflix (I'm going through Arrow at the moment! Oliver Queen... *grins*) and gather my supplies!

I start by choosing a colour theme for the week. Do I want black and white? Pastels? Neons? 

This week it was green and black. 

Isn't this tape adorable? I used up the last of it doing this layout, but I think I may need to get some more! 

Once I've done that I get out my stamps and add them in... matching in colour, obviously! 

I love the hydrate stamp the most! It's been really helpful to keep an eye on my water intake and make sure I'm getting enough! (Can you tell what day I'm writing this on? Thank god for scheduling!)

Then I look around my sticker collection and see what I can add. 

I prefer a mostly minimal look, as I love having lots of space to write in!

Once I've decorated, it's time to check the following:

  1. our family calendar for any appointments.
  2. my editorial calendar to schedule in when to write my blog posts (this is a new one, trust me!)
  3. emails for any webinars I'm signed up for.
  4. twitter chats, see what sounds interesting and pencil in the times if I can make them. I like to attempt to make it to two of these a week. Not only are they fun and great for ideas, I'm finding more like minded people to follow and get to know, which has to be a good thing, right?

And that's about it! 

Once I'm finished that, it's time to open up my Desire Map Planner and get clear on that for the week ahead, but I'll save that one for another post!

Do you have any Sunday evening rituals, planning or otherwise? I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know!