• planners

    A5 Filofax Finsbury Planner Review

    Something you may not know about me is that I was a Filofax fan long before I got into bullet journaling. While I still love bullet journaling, the way I use my bullet journal has changed significantly over the past few years. What I needed from a planner has changed and that eventually led me to buy an A5 Filofax Finsbury ring-bound planner. I do still intend to use the bullet journal system in this new ring binder. The flexibility of the ring system, along with the ability to design a planner to my exact needs have made the Finsbury planner a better alternative to using a standalone bullet journal…

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    My 2023 Bullet Journal & Notebook Setup

    Another year is over and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my bullet journal set-up for 2023. The way I use my bullet journal hasn’t changed much over the last 12 months. I’m still using the same notebook as 2022 (fingers crossed I can fit the whole year in the 150 pages I have left. But I like seeing these posts so I thought I would share mine. Lessons from my 2022 bullet journal 2020-2021 was a weird time for me. I graduated from university and I didn’t realise just how much that would change the way I used my bullet journal. During that time my…

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    How To Set Up A Minimal Bullet Journal & Spread Ideas

    I think it wouldn’t be too dramatic to say I’d be lost without my bullet journal. It’s the thing which keeps me on track and reminds me where and what I’m supposed to be doing on any given day. Over the years I’ve tried getting creative with my bullet journal, trying lots of ways to add colour and make it look visually interesting. But the way my bullet journal works best for me is when I prioritise function over creativity. I love my minimal bullet journal, and in a world of perfectly created bullet journal pages. I think it’s important to highlight that your bullet journal doesn’t have to look…

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    How I Use Notion To Stay Organised

    I was a little late to the Notion bandwagon when I started using it last year. It was a little tricky to get started but I watched many YouTube videos and figured it out. I have to admit I find it useful for keeping certain documents organised. So today I want to share how I use Notion to stay organised and also highlight some of the areas where Notion doesn’t work so well.  How I Use Notion To Stay Organised What Is Notion Notion is a piece of free productivity software. You could think of it as a series of linked pages which uses databases as a way to store…

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    My 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up & Planning System

    I seem to mention this in every post I write but I graduated from university in 2021 and this has caused several changes in my life. I’ve mentioned this enough already but did you know I own an Etsy store now. Okay, in all seriousness I went through a love-hate relationship with my bullet journal last year and because of that, I’ve made some changes to how I use my bullet journal. All this to say, today I’m going to share how I’ve set up my bullet journal (and other planning systems) for 2022. I know that my website is called the Paper Kind which gives the idea that I’m…