10 Things to do When Feeling Overwhelmed

What To Do When You're Overwhelmed

Sunday afternoon either brings about two emotions: The first being, “Ahh, I got SO much done this weekend; I’m ready to relax before I jump into this work week.” The second being, “AGH I got NOTHING done this weekend” and then it spirals down into a vortex of stress and overwhelming anxiety of all the things I need to do before the work week starts.

Yesterday I experienced the latter, and as a result, so did my husband. It’s in these moments of whirlwind and panic that I am so thankful I have a rock for a husband. When I get overwhelmed, I turn into an uglier version of myself. I snap at people, I have a meltdown, and I practically get nothing done.

Being overwhelmed often leaves us unproductive and stressed. And stress makes us look old. No one wants that. So here are 10 things you can do right now if you’re feeling overwhelmed.

What to Do When You're Overwhelmed

Brain Dump

Doing a brain dump is SO effective. Take a few minutes to just write down everything stream of consciousness style. Yesterday’s brain dump looked like: Things I have to do this afternoon, Reasons I’m Stressed, and Chores I Need to Complete. After you complete your brain dump, you have mental space to make a list or jump into action.

Take 5 Deep Breaths

Why is that we forget to breathe when we are stressed or doing a heavy work out? Taking 5 deep breaths will lower our blood pressure, thus ease the sense of being overwhelmed, which will help jumpstart our brain back into making sense of everything.

Pour Yourself a Cup of Coffee

Or tea. . . or 8 glasses of water. . . Find something little that brings you joy and indulge in that for a few minutes. Sometimes I have an afternoon cup of comfort coffee, just for the flavor and the warmth.

Put Your Phone Down for 5 Minutes

I find that when I’m overwhelmed, I just sit in a stupor and distract myself with social media. By the time I snap out of it, I find I’m more overwhelmed than I was before! Next time you feel overwhelmed, set your phone down for 5 minutes. Look outside, stare at a wall. It will help you think through what you’re feeling overwhelmed about and then you can make an action plan!

What to do When You're Overwhelmed

Meditate for 10 Minutes

I’m not into the yogi practice of clearing your mind, however, I do believe spending 10 minutes of positive affirmations and meditation on Scripture goes a long way in overcoming overwhelming moments.

Do One Small Thing

If you’re a list maker, make a to do list and find one small thing you can check off your list. It will get the momentum going for you to do other things that will help you to feel less overwhelmed!

Eat Something

OK I’m not advocating for stress eating here, but I have noticed that if I haven’t eaten anything in a while, crunching on a protein bar may solve the problem. So if you are feeling overwhelmed, check your hunger levels. If your hangryness could be cause for overwhelm, find a healthy snack.

Related: 5 Strategies for When You’re Overwhelmed

Take a Bubble Bath

This is always my go-to for when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I pour in some bubbles, Epsom salt, grab a hydrating drink and light some candles. 45 minutes later, I’ve emerged a nicer, cleaner, more relaxed version of myself.

Work Out

Honestly, I can’t believe I’m saying that. But #NewYearNewMe and I’ve discovered work out classes are my jam. I had a fantastic sweat sesh on Saturday at a hip hop dance work out class. So now my new favorite thing to do when I’m stressed is to go for a short run, attend a work out class, or spend some quality time with the elliptical. The endorphin’s are definitely a boost to the mood.

What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed?

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5 Relationship Goals You Can Make in 2018

5 relationship goals to make this year

This week Mr. M and I have been getting up early, I’ve been putting my makeup on at home rather than at my desk at work, and we’re actually eating breakfast every day. (Something we never do.) Hashtag New Year, New Us! I’m kidding. But really, we are both trying to be more intentional throughout our day.

On New Year’s night, we sat down and went through a journal together chronicling the highlight moments of this past year. We also talked about what we wanted 2018 to look like for us individually and as a couple as well. You could say that we made. . . relationship goals.

In the spirit of the new year, I think that goals help to restructure, refocus, and realign with your spouse. And this doesn’t necessarily have to be something that is done only in January. You can do it on your anniversary, your birthday, or a random Tuesday night. There is just something about newness that brings about excitement and hope for change.

Why You Should Make Relationship Goals

An Opportunity for Evaluation

Relationship goals are not something that you make for your significant other. Setting goals for your relationship is an opportunity to evaluate what you are doing now, and tweak something to make you a better couple together. For instance, like I said earlier this week, Mr. M and I realized we were watching WAY too much TV. Mr. M was never much of a TV watcher until he met me in the midst of a Grey’s Anatomy binge. It’s how I cope with stress – I binge watch TV.

An Opportunity for Change

So Mr. M  and I decided (without even saying anything really to each other) to stop watching as much TV. Over the past week, I have watched one thing total: a documentary (Living on a Dollar a Day – I highly recommend; it’s on Netflix!) We have filled up our no-TV time with other things: spending time with friends, working out, and going to bed at a semi-decent time.

The Benefit of Relationship Goals


Setting aside time to evaluate and make new goals gives you and your partner a safe space to be vulnerable in areas you have struggled with, and come together and hold each other accountable with encouragement and support. I am a firm believer that it takes healthy conflict to grow with your partner. While setting relationship goals may not require conflict (although let’s be real, sometimes it happens), it does require you to push each other towards something (which also can cause conflict when you’re feeling particular insecure on any given day.)


It’s easy to get into a rut and into the routine of things without even realizing that you have not spend any quality time with your partner. In the Christmas season, Mr. M’s work is so busy that the only time we spent together was either when we were with other people, or when I was helping him at work get everything ready for the Christmas distribution. While this isn’t the greatest example of a rut or a routine, both Mr. M and I have a tendency to become tunnel visioned and hyper-focused on one thing when we are busy. So during the slow times, we take advantage of the opportunity by refocusing onto our mission statement for our family and for our lives. When we consider our purpose separately and together, we are able to prioritize and connect with each other.

Related: 5 Ways to Connect in the Busy Seasons

5 Relationship Goals to Make This Year

5 Relationship Goals You Can Make This Year

Now, I’m not one to tell you what to do. But I’m a first born, so take with it what you will.

Financial Goals

Way back when – last year, in December of 2017 – I was excited dreaming up about the New Year and all the goals I wanted to make. And then Mr. M stifled my creativity by suggesting we make financial goals. Blegh. My financial goal is to buy new workout leggings, I don’t know why we need more than that. (I’m kidding, Dave Ramsey.)

The New Year is a great time to sit down and reassess your budget. Where are you spending too much? (Local coffee shops.) Where can you pull back from to save more? (Local coffee shops*)

*On an unrelated note, please send coffee gift cards.

Health Goals

Y’all. Marriage Happy Weight is nooo joke. I was one of those people who was like, “I will not gain weight!” It’s not even that my diet has changed much, so maybe it’s just my mid-20 metabolism slowing down. Who knows. But in line with the New Year, everyone seems to be making fitness goals, so why not make one together as a couple?

Determine to work out x number of times a week, take a fitness class together, or commit to cooking more, looking at labels (WHY IS THERE CORN SYRUP IN EVERYTHING?!) and eating out less.

Date Night Goals

This year I am determined to read Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” because I am so obsessed with talking about our love languages. While you as a couple may not experience “quality time” as your primary love language, spending time together is STILL incredibly important. Mr. M and I try to have date night every Monday night. Sometimes we go out, or sometimes we stay in and cook together. Often we take turns planning the date night, and may choose to plan it in a way that caters to that person’s love language.

This year, commit to spending quality time with your significant other! Pick one night a week, or one night a month and devote that time for each other. Block off that time and protect it, because it is so easy to let stuff slip in the way.

Travel Goals

If we had the money, I would quit my job and travel the world. Or maybe find a way to work while traveling the world. But instead, we settle for little getaways here and there right now. If you and your partner haven’t traveled much in the past, make this year your year! I am confident that traveling brings you closer – even if it is just a six hour drive to visit family. You get to see your partner on “vacation mode” and all the joys and stresses that come with it.

Sit down, map out one or two places you want to visit this year, and then start to save for it! (This is where those financial goals come in handy.)

Family Goals

While Mr. M and I are a family of two right now, we each have quite a bit of people in our immediate and extended family. So our family goals this year look more like going to visit family and spending intentional time with our immediate family.

For those of you who have kids, family goals can be as fun as “have a family movie night once a month” or “take family pictures this year.” Whatever works for you!

5 relationship goals to make this year

Have Patience in Your Relationship Goals

Goal setting can be fun this time of year, but it can also be overwhelming. I’ve decided the first week of January feels like one big syllabus day. You’re making changes and setting goals, and sometimes you can feel bogged down by the potential! So have patience with yourself and with your spouse as you make active and healthy changes for your relationship this year!

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Three Keys to Living Life on Purpose

New Year's Resolutions

I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop, reflecting on 2016 and planning for 2017. Looking back over this past year, I am amazed we are standing alive and well in 2018. Thanks to a Youtube video I glimpsed at in 2015, I really thought the world was going to die last year, which is why I made sure to get married in December of 2016, so I at least got a solid three weeks of married bliss. And this, my friends, is why I generally don’t watch apocalyptic movies.

But for real, I’m excited for this new year, and I am so thankful to be in this season of life Mr. M and I are in right now. Last year was a season of adventure. My word for the 2017 was Be Brave, and I believe I did put that into practice – whether that was going wakeboarding at the lake, enduring a tough summer, or learning how to gently confront someone who kept calling me Tina. I stepped out and discovered that wakeboarding is really fun and terrifying, I can do all things with Christ’s strength, and people respond graciously when you gently ask them to call you Christina instead of Tina.

When thinking about my word of the year for 2018, the first thing that came to mind was actually a phrase: Live Life on Purpose.

Living Life on Purpose

For the past few years, I feel like life has been living me rather than me living life. In 2015, I had just graduated and started a new job, so there was graciousness in that as I was trying to figure out the work/life balance. Midway through 2016 I got engaged and planned a wedding and that was an all-consuming endeavor. And 2017 brought about the navigation of newlywed life. Now here we are in 2018. A little battered, bruised, exhausted, and full of hope for this new year.

When deciding that I wanted to Live Life on Purpose this year, I knew there were three things that I had to do.

New Year's Resolutions

Turn off the TV

Mr. M and I have a really healthy coping mechanism when we are exhausted and it is called “Binge watch Empire.” When we finally caught up to season 4, we turned it off, vowed never to return, and said we needed to check ourselves because we watch WAY too much TV. In reality, we are doing something almost every single night of the week, so when we have a moment to rest and relax, TV it is. But it’s like when you decide to eat a whole bag of Doritos. It’s super tasty and fun in the moment, but then afterwards you feel sluggish and icky.

If you are wanting to live your life on purpose and more intentionally this year, what is one thing you do now that you can do less of? Find that thing, and turn it off – whether it is the TV, your phone, or unhealthy relationships.

Reevaluate My Life

Mr. M and I are both dreamers – he more so than I, but I’m learning. My problem is I have so many dreams that I never implement because I always feel too overwhelmed by the busyness and clutter in my life. Almost every night of the week, Mr. M and I have something going on – whether it’s leading our respective small groups, a church function, or spending intentional time with friends. We love our life, and we love the busyness of it.

But being a goal oriented person who is not accomplishing my dreams, it’s easy for me to be hard on myself.

And so I asked myself why. It’s because I lack discipline.

When I ran a half marathon in 2014, I trained for three months and only took 3 days off. Even when it was 15 degrees outside, I was out running. When a friend asked me why I was so crazy, I told him the truth: I’m truly a really really lazy person, so I have to be incredibly disciplined. Where did that disciplined girl go?

Into a swimming pool of queso. That’s where she went.

I’m tired of dreaming and never seeing those dreams come to fruition. I’m tired of making goals and only making it halfway there.

So it’s time to buckle down and start living life by becoming more disciplined.

When you look over your life, what is keeping you from accomplishing your goals? Spend some time reflecting on what is stopping you, and what you can incorporate into your life to be more intentionally focused towards your goals this year.

New Year's Resolutions

 Become Disciplined 

This year, I’m not necessarily making goals. Instead, I’m practicing a 12 disciplines – a discipline for each month. I haven’t quite fleshed out all my disciplines yet, but I know that I want to focus on my mind, body, and soul. I want to flourish in my spiritual walk, in my health, and in my thought life. When I am healthy in all three areas, I have the capacity to fulfill my dreams.

Over the next year, I’ll be sharing my journey with you as I walk through each discipline (for accountability.) You won’t see an military styled discipline guru over here (because I’m too emotionally weak for that), but each month I will share an update on the discipline I practiced for the month and how I measured up.

And while I’m definitely not a deacon or deaconness, I take heed to Titus 1:8: “Rather, [s]he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”

I want to be someone who loves what is good, who has self-control, who is upright and holy, and most of all – disciplined.

So I’m saying NO to being a couch potato and YES to productivity and moving towards my dreams.

Where can you become more disciplined in your life? Think about those areas, write it down, and commit to spending a certain amount of time practicing discipline in that area of your life.


In line with the New Year, I’m looking to make some exciting adjustments for 2018 on Hugs & Lattes. I would love your input and advice! Please fill out this survey; if you put your name and email address at the bottom, you will be entered to win a $10 Starbucks gift card!

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Top 10 Moments of 2017


Top 10 Moments of 2017

I know, you’re so surprised to see an end of the year recap. No one ever does this kinda thing when preparing for the new year. I watched a medley of the top songs of 2017 earlier today, and I honestly thought some of those songs came out 10 years ago. So 2017 is finally coming to a close.

It has been an exhausting year, but a year of so much growth and progress. Over this year, Mr. M and I traveled somewhere new almost every single month, I started a book club, and got more serious about my blogging.

Top 10 Moments of 2017

Top 10 Blog Posts

#MyBigFatZimWedding Series

It was so much fun for me to recap the wedding and related events leading up to the big day. When Mr. M and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary, we watched the full ceremony video all over again and fell into the post wedding blues again because we miss that day.

5 Ways to Rock a Swimsuit This Season

OK so it may not be swimsuit season per se right now, but if you’re dreaming of a hot tub at a mountain log cabin getaway like I am, you’ve still gotta don some waterproof wear. And especially after Thanksgiving and Christmas, we may feel a little self conscious stuffing ourselves into an itty bitty teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. So I found 5 ways to rock a swimsuit this season.

Celebrate Yourself – Series

Last spring I pulled together a series on celebrating different aspects of yourself. Tiffany from Endless Bliss joined me with a great post on celebrating your worth. It was a life changing post!

3 Steps to Revamp Your About Me

As bloggers, our main priority is to create good content and to push it out – this means our about me section sometimes gets left to the wayside. These 3 steps give your about me section the face lift your blog needs!

4 Steps Towards Living a Full Life

This is probably one of my very favorite posts of the year, and a good reminder for me to look back on when I’m feeling exhausted and discouraged.

3 Steps To Take Towards Your Dream Today

And I’m now realizing that I really like the formula of: # of steps towards ___. I didn’t make it well-known, but I started to participate in NaNoWriMo this November. I was scared to publicize the information, because I was scared the accomplishment of announcing it on social media would satisfy me and I wouldn’t succeed. Unfortunately, I only went strong for one week and then with a mini vacation and Thanksgiving, I ended up not completing. But! I started a dream, and now I get to work towards it.

When You Call My Husband the N-Word 

This post was hard to write, and hard to experience. But it opened doors and led to a fantastic series that I absolutely love throughout the month of November.

Creating Space

I was SO excited to host several wonderful ladies on Hugs & Lattes in November. I was able to learn from them and their experiences with race and identity. This is my #1 fav series from Hugs & Lattes probably ever. I’m hoping to have it continue throughout the 2018 with some other bloggers!

Date Nights

I love date night, and I love coming up with fun creative ideas! This was a fun series to create this year, and I’ve got several fun ideas geared up for next year!

8 Books to Prepare You for Marriage

As an avid reader and big fan of marriage, I was super excited to share with my readers the 8 books I’ve found that have helped prepare Mr. M and me for marriage immensely!

Top 10 Memories of 2017

Snow Weekend 2017

Getting snowed in with my best friends and my brand new husband? It was the perfect way to celebrate the first weekend of 2017! And it was the only time it snowed and stuck. But I’ll take what I can get. Here’s to hoping we get some snow days this year.

Asheville MiniMoonda

Mr. M and I took so many fun little mini vacations, but Asheville is always my favorite place to go. We had so much good food and enjoyed a Josh Garrels concert.

Starting a Book Club

Being the literary nerd I am, I’ve always wanted to start a book club, so when I realized I had the time and space to do it, I jumped at the chance. It has been an amazing year of literary wonder and friendship.

Greenville Minimoonda

Mr. M and I had to go to Greenville, South Carolina in May, so we made a little trip out of it and had a blast! Also, Greenville, South Caroilna in May is H.O.T.

Blogger Meet Up #1

Tiff from Endless Bliss came down for the weekend and I took her to my favorite place in the world – Asheville.

Wilmington Minimoonda

For Mr. M’s birthday, I planned a little roadtrip throughout North Carolina. We ended up in Wilminton where we experienced the solar eclipse at 97%, and spent MUCH needed days unplugged and resting at the beach.

Blogger Meet Up #2

Pretty much as soon as we got home from Mr. M’s birthday road trip, we packed back up and went to Pennsylvania to spend the weekend with Erica from Coming Up Roses and her husband, Jamie. We had an absolute blast and already have our next meet up in the works!

Family Vacation to Las Vegas

I haven’t dived into our Las Vegas trip yet, but there will be recap of our latest travels on the blog soon. This was the first family vacation I had been on since 2014, and I loved every minute of it.

Blogger Meet Up #3

Around Thanksgiving, I got to meet up with Divya from Eat, Teach, Blog. This is why I love blogging: Internet friends turn into real life friends.

Celebrating Our First Anniversary

Mr. M and I celebrated our first anniversary staycation style. We ate at a new restaurant in town, and spend the day holed up not going anywhere or seeing anyone. It was glorious.

What were your favorite moments of 2017?

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Plum Paper Planner Review

Plum Paper Planner Review

You know how Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S gets excited about a label maker? That is me. When I think about planners. I start picking out my new planner for the year in August. I spend months and months deliberating which planner I will purchase – what are its features, price, aesthetics, etc.

When I am considering a planner, I have four things I keep in mind:

1- Space 

I want to have enough space to doodle if I need to. I want to be able to write down a to-do list, add some fun washi tape stickers, white out cancelled plans, and doodle when I am bored. Over the past two years, I’ve used a Passion Planner and a Purposeful Daily Planner. What I loved about the Passion Planner was that I had a week layout, so I was able to see a week at a time. That was important for me as an admissions counselor, because my schedule is rarely the same. The Purposeful Planner was nice in that it had a daily schedule, but there was almost too much space. It had a 6-9 hourly layout, a brain dump, prayer and praise section, retail therapy, etc. I never needed to use the retail therapy section, so I would just throw some washi tape on it and use it for my  blog section.

Neither the Passion Planner nor the Purposeful Daily Planner had too much/not enough space for what I needed.

2- Aesthetic

I am a) a girly girl and b) a blogger, so I take pictures a LOT. Having a cute planner is a must. When I first purchased a Passion Planner, they were a fairly new company, so there were not many options beyond the black planner. (Now they do have several color options.) The Purposeful Planner did have several designs that were cute, but nothing was exactly ME.

3- Accessibility

I need a planner I can carry with me day in and day out. It needs to fit in my purse, and stay together. I loved that the Passion Planner was leather bound, so it stayed together. The coiling in the Purposeful Planner came undone and the back of the planner came out. I was able to snap it back in, and thankfully, Corie Clark sent me a new Purposeful Planner. But two days after I received my new planner, it got knocked off the couch and the backing came out of the coil of the brand new planner. So I was not interested in a thick coiling.

4- Customizable 

I am a bit of a control freak, so I want things to be done just the way I like them. What I didn’t like about either the Purposeful Planner or the Passion Planner is that they mandated my sections. I want my planner to work for me and my life. Ultimately, it would sound like a Bullet Journal would be the way to go for me, but I am too much of a perfectionist to be that creative.

So that’s where the Plum Paper Planner came to the rescue. I stumbled upon the Plum Paper Planner a few years ago and I absolutely fell in love. This planner is seriously everything I could ever want and more. I’ve been carrying it around for weeks, showing people, and making all my friends do a self-guided tour of my planner and all its features. And today I’m going to make you guys join me. Now I have to forewarn you – I got a camera for Christmas. . . and I don’t quite know how to use it yet. So the pictures are a very low grade quality, so just pretend they’re gorgeous and like I know how to adjust aperture and ISO.

What I love about the Plum Paper Planner is that it has everything I need: It is 100% completely customizable, it has the perfect amount of space, it is big enough to write down a TON of things and small enough to still fit in my purse, and it is gorgeous.

Plum Paper Planner allows YOU to build a planner that is exactly what you need – whether you are a busy mom on the go, a school teacher, or a college student, Plum Paper Planner has options that perfectly fit into your life.

I received the Plum Paper Planner in exchange for a review, but I would never promote a product I don’t 100% believe in. Also I’m obsessed with planners, so I was super stoked they agreed to partner with me! 

The Cover

Plum Paper Planner Review

To start with, I was able to pick out from 1,000 different cover options. OK it wasn’t really 1,000, but it sure felt like it. I experienced the paralyzation of too many choices for a hot second. I ended up deciding to add my M monogram on the front with a phrase I want to use to guide me for the year: Live Life On Purpose.

Important Details

Plum Paper Planner Review

The Plum Paper Planner ensures you have all the details you need for your year at the beginning. With a Special Dates page, you now have NO excuse for forgetting a birthday or an anniversary. I’m using Special Dates to write down birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.

Plum Paper Planner Review

The Plum Paper Planner is perfect the goal oriented planner. With a 12 month layout for ideas, plans, and goals at the beginning of your planner, you get to brainstorm, dream and plan what you want each month to look like.
Plum Paper Planner Review

I have SO MANY variations of the same password for every area of my life that I seriously cannot keep up with my passwords, so when I found that there was a passwords page, I knew I was in for a treat; maybe now I won’t have to change my password every time I want to log into Netflix.

Plum Paper Planner Review

With cell phones, contact pages are outdated, but this is a perfect way to keep up with addresses! (I couldn’t tell you how many times in a row I’ve had to ask family members for their addresses.)

Monthly View

Plum Paper Planner Review

If you know anything about plans is that they always get cancelled. Recently Mr. M and I made plans to babysit our godsons in January. However we recently found out that the weekend isn’t going to work anymore, so I’ve already had to use white out in the planner. I am even more in love with the Plum Paper Planner because when I used my white out, you could hardly tell the difference in color and texture.

The Weekly Layout

When I built my Plum Paper Planner, I knew I wanted to have more space to dream and plan for my blog. I purchased the Large ME Planner in a weekly layout with 7 customizable sections. While you can choose to define your sections, I left mine undefined so I could play around with what kind of template I would want to use.

Plum Paper Planner Review

When I got the planner, I played around with a few optional templates that I wanted to add into my planner. As you can see, I had several different options including adding a section for each part of my life, morning/evening/night, and etc. I ended up using a variation of column 4 for my first two weeks of January: Setting My Purpose/Self-Care/Important & To-Do/Morning/Afternoon/Evening and then a free section. This allows me to be intentional with my day, making sure I take care of myself spiritually and emotionally, and then scheduling out the rest of my day. If this works well, I may switch it up over the next couple weeks/ months. I’m trying to be less perfectionistic and more realistic in how I manage my planner.

Customizable Sections

Once you pick your layout, you can add in sections that you want/need. I chose 4 different add-ons to fit into my life.


Plum Paper Planner Review

I love love love that each month has its own page with post ideas, publishing schedule, stats, and income expenses. At the end of the Blogging Section, it also has a year end report where you go over what your year looked like for your blog.

Meal Planning  

Plum Paper Planner Review Plum Paper Planner Review

I love cooking, but I also love going out to eat. Mr. M and I need to be more intentional with our spending and out eating, so having a meal planner and a grocery list is just what I need. I’ve started meal planning by the week rather than by the month, so that has helped immensely in my spending and my consuming. Planning a month ahead is too stressful. I love that this meal planning section is broken up by weeks and has a weekly grocery store list as well.


Plum Paper Planner Review

In the past few months, I’ve made a little gratitude calendar in my personal journal to use each day to reflect on one specific thing I was grateful for in that day. So I added a gratitude section at the back of my planner to use daily or weekly to be intentional in my thanksgiving.


Plum Paper Planner Review

Mr. M is a big dreamer, and I’m a bit realistic, so I am learnign a lot from him about dreaming and planning. I have a lot of ideas in my head that I can only get out if I write them down, so I added this brainstorming section with thought bubbles, milestones, and actionables to help my dreams come to fruition.

Extra Note Pages

Plum Paper Planner Review

While the Large ME Planner comes with note pages dispersed at the end of each month, I wanted a few extra so I could try my hand at semi-bullet journaling. One thing I love that bujo people do is a habit tracker. I decided to try one for the month of January using an extra note page to keep track of habits I already do/want to get better at.

So there we have it – a fun Plum Paper Planner Review. Planners always make me excited for the new year. I love how planners are like little journals – you get to look back on the end of the year, see where you’ve been, and see what you have accomplished.

I am so excited to dive deeper into the Plum Paper Planner in 2018. I think this one may be a keeper. . . 🙂

Are you a planner? What kind of planners work best for your life and schedule? 


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