Welcome to the second post in the September Studies Blog Series here at Createyou86. While many of us use our planners for function AND decoration, some of us choose to decorate our planners, and cover up all of the white space. This is something that i could never do. Perusing the internet i see a ton of “no white space” planner pages, and the beautiful stickers, and setups, and i wonder how i could possibly focus on functionality with so many colors, and patterns present on two small pages (personal size Filofax).
The only answer….
I was always told by my choir teacher in highschool, that “Can’t” should never be a word in my vocabulary, but when it comes to planning I just can’t wrap my brain around no white space spreads. Not only are Filofax pages not catered to when it comes to planner stickers, but my brain functions very rigidly around my personal schedule. Most everything happens the same in my week except for my work schedule which recently has changed pretty frequently.
So what exactly does “rigid planning” mean? This means that i use the same stickers (or types of stickers), in the same places each week, only deviating if i have a cute quote or stickers that go along with a set (and i feel that i have room for them), or i have a specific bill to pay. My trash, laundry, cat litter (paw), and blog post stickers are all placed meticulously. When i purchase stickers I tend to buy more than one of the same sheet so i know i will have quite a few for quite a while. As i said earlier, my brain is not a huge fan of change when it comes to my planner. Below are a few photos from my Gold Special Edition Saffiano Personal Filofax (Check out my Instagram for weekly planner setup photos).
Let us know in the comments below if you are a "rigid" planner, or a "free flow" planner!